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Julie Sacks, MSW, LCSW

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In 2007, the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) expanded its National Young Onset Center. Julie Sacks became the Center’s first full-time Director providing young people with PD and their families with specialized assistance.

Julie has a background in Advertising and Marketing and received her Master’s in Social Work in 1995. She is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 15 years of experience working with people of all ages to address a wide range of concerns. She is comfortable discussing the physical, psychological and situational concerns that often accompany PD.

Michael Rezak, MD, PhD

Mike Rezak HeadshotMichael Rezak is Medical Director of the APDA National Young Onset Center. Dr. Rezak is a neurologist and movement disorders specialist. He is Director of the Movement Disorders Center at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Illinois. Dr. Rezak is also on the Speaker's Bureau for Allergan, Novartis, Medtronic, Teva and GlaxoSmithKline.

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