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 since 1992.  He is a contributing author to the PAACI Newsletter.  He is retired from a 40-year career as a speech pathologist at both the Illiana and Roudebush VA Medical Centers.  John has been active in support groups for stroke, head and neck cancer, and Parkinson’s disease throughout his career.

Treasurer – Jeffrey Brodzeller

Jeff is 54 years old and was diagnosed with PD in 2002.  He joined the PAACI board later that year and has served as PAACI president, vice-president of operations, and treasurer. He is married and has 3 grown children.  He lives on the south side of Indianapolis.

Vice President of Programs – Terri Weymouth

Terri has been a regional sales director for Mary Kay.    She was past co-chair for the Women with PD Conference and has Parkinson’s herself.  She was named Ambassador for the Aware and Care Kit initiative in Indianapolis,  by the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

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-eight years. Dr. Daly’s special interests include headaches 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.  Her interest in Parkinson’s disease began several years ago as a caregiver for her grandmother who had been diagnosed with the disease before the advent of Sinemet.  As Rebecca pursued her master’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 and Programs.  She has two children and two grandchildren.

Joann Whorwell

Joann is a retired teacher whose husband of 58 years, Chuck, had Parkinson’s disease until his passing in 2015.  She has a BS in Music Education from Indiana State University, a MA in Music Education from Ball State University, and a Life License in Music K-12.  She also has the following awards:  Indiana Music Educator 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, has been on the board of the Indiana Music Educators Association for 25 years, served on the National Music Advisory Board, served as an advisor to the Indiana Department of Education, was a member of the Indiana Elementary  Educators, and was on the Kokomo Community Concert Board.  She has also held an officer position in the Sigma Eta Fine Arts Sorority, was an organizer of the Indiana Children’s Choir, and Docent of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.  She has served on the PAACI board for 5 years.

Dick Mottor

Dick L Mottor is a retired pension plan administrator for Caterpillar Corporation. He worked for Caterpillar for 35 years in their Human Resource Department and has engaged in continuing his education over the past 30 years through the Illinois Insurance Provider License, He served on the Peoria, IL. Mass Transit advisory board, as the vice president of the Peoria Youth Farm, the treasurer of the Peoria Christian School board, and the secretary of the board of directors of the Bradley University Braves Club.    He and his wife relocated to Avon, Indiana in 2016.  He was awarded the Certificate of Dedication and leadership in 2012 by Bradley University Braves Club. He is pleased to be part of the initiative to enhance Parkinson’s awareness and wants to help create a positive attitude with patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s following his diagnosis in 2018.  He brings experience and interest in non-profits and community service and is well versed in public relations, special events planning, and fundraising.

Robert Thompson

Robert Thompson, of Lebanon, Indiana, is a retired national facility manager of Pizza Hut, Inc. A graduate of Paxton Illinois High School, Robert has volunteered time with different associations such as Habitat for Humanity, the Geology Society Board in Boone County, IN where he served as the fundraising chairman and was the President of the National Thompson Reunion from 1991-2008. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2015, he has been with PAACI since then and has experienced the benefits of the many educational symposiums, and vendor information presented at scheduled events.  He brings to the PAACI board experience in planning and special events fundraising.  He hopes to help PAACI by using facility management skills to implement capital projects.

Tom Little

Tomas J. Little is a retired educator who spent his career serving in education throughout the metropolitan districts of Indiana. He served as a teacher educating 2nd and 4th graders, a principal, and a superintendent of schools during his career. Tomas received the PTO lifetime member award for his service along with awards from the Catholic Charities and the Indianapolis City Council for his exceptional work in the community. Tom currently resides in Indianapolis and was inspired to join the PACCI board following his Parkinson’s diagnosis a few years ago. He is dedicated to providing information, insights, and the most recent research studies to those affected by Parkinson’s. He has served on multiple boards including the Kokomo Education Foundation, YMCA Boxer Board, and Superintendent Association, and will be able to aid by providing leadership, community service, and organizational skills to PACCI.