Meet our Board

President – John Deck, Ph.D.

John, along with being the current President of PAACI is also a past President.  He has volunteered with PAACI for the past 20 years, is a contributing author to the PAACI Newsletter and was also a Speech Pathologist from the Danville and Indianapolis VA Medical Centers.

Treasurer – Jeffrey Brodzeller

Jeff is 47 years old and was diagnosed with PD in 2002. He joined the PAACI board later that year and has served as PAACI’s President, VP of Operations and Treasurer. He is married and has three children ages 20, 16 and 13. He lives on the south side of Indianapolis.

Co-Vice President of Programs – Linda K. Hinkle

Linda is a retired person with Parkinson’s disease.  She has helped organize several Parkinson’s events such as the Women & Parkinson’s Conference, Women with PD Retreats and Women with PD Christmas luncheon.  She has also served as an Advocate for Learning through PDF, a board member for the Young Parkinson’s and as a participant in a Vernalis PD focus group.

Co-Vice President of Programs – Terri Weymouth

Terri has been a regional sales director for Mary Kay for 18 years.  She is also the President of the DBSA of Greater Indianapolis, is a Co-chair for the Women with PD Conference and a person with Parkinson’s.

Kathleen M. Krueger

Kathy is a retired Speech Language Pathologist with a Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude and has a Master of Speech Pathology.  She has a certification in the Lee Silverman “Loud” program for people with Parkinson’s.  Kathy also has a background in communication and swallowing disorders.  She is currently a member of the American Speech Language & Hearing Association.

Edward Daly, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Daly was born in New York City, grew up in Connecticut, went to college in Pennsylvania, and came to Indiana over 40 years ago for IU Graduate School in Neurochemistry. He attended IU School of Medicine and completed Internal Medicine and Neurology training at IU Medical Center. Dr. Daly is board-certified in Neurology and has been a member of the Neurology faculty at the IU Medical Center and a staff Neurologist at the Roudebush VA Medical Center for thirty-three years. Dr. Daly’s special interests include headaches, multiple sclerosis and neurochemical disorders including Parkinson’s disease. His outside interests include genealogy and stamp collecting.

Rebecca Parks, N.P.

Rebecca Parks is an Adult Nurse Practitioner in the Geriatrics Service at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis where she has worked for over 29 years. Her interest in Parkinson’s Disease began several years ago as a caregiver for her grandmother who has been diagnosed with the disease before the advent of Sinemet. As Rebecca pursued her Masters’s Degree in Nursing, she sought out the opportunity to complete a gerontology practicum with PAACI as well as recruit members for her small study about caregiving for those with PD. Around 2001, she began serving on the board as Vice President of Education/Programs. Rebecca has two children and a beautiful grandaughter.

Joann Whorwell

Joann is a retired teacher whose husband of 30 years, Chuck, had Parkinson’s Disease until his passing in 2015.  She has a BS in Music Education from Indiana State University, MA in Music Education from Ball State University and Life License in Music K-12.  She also has the following awards: Indiana Music Educators Distinguished 25 year service award, Indiana Department of Education Certificate of Merit, Sigma Alpha Iota (Music Honorary – Sword of Honor, Ball State University Outstanding Music Alumni Award, and Indiana Music Educators Outstanding Elementary Music Award. Joann has been on the Indiana Music Educators Association, National Music Advisory, Indiana Department of Education, Indiana Elementary Music Educators, and Kokomo Community Concert Board.  She’s also held officer positions in the Sigma Eta Fine Arts Sorority, Organizer of the Indiana Children’s Choir Festival and Docent of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.