Meet Our Team
Meet the Community at Parkinson’s Pointe
As a physical therapist, I have always had a vision that we could do better and help more people. Since 2005 I have been experimenting and cultivating how to best help people get better and stay better. My vision is to share my expertise of Parkinson’s Disease and how to best manage it through learning to be resilient, using exercise like medicine, and finding support through community. Simply put, helping people create the life they love, despite Parkinson’s Disease.
With more than 20 years of executive level experience for the March of Dimes and American Diabetes, I am honored to bring my board development and fundraising successes to Parkinson’s Pointe. Working in many markets developing corporate partners, major gifts and developing successful boards, I am excited to create these funding opportunities at Parkinson’s Pointe. Partnering with the board, we will develop donor stewardship plans and expand our volunteer membership. Creating funding opportunities and telling our story will help build a legacy that will improve the quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s. I am thrilled to be part of this team.
Chair – Joseph Miller
Joe is a retired architect who has been thriving with his diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. He is grateful for the people he met when he was newly diagnosed and is passionate about leading the mentorship program at Parkinson’s Pointe.
Vice Chair – Mandy Jellerichs
Mandy has a diverse background and a strong relationship with the local Parkinson’s community. She is an educator, coach and exercise instructor with a passion for fitness and this community. Mandy is utilizing her writing and leadership skills in leading our marketing committee.
Secretary – Judith Wilson
Judith is a true connector in the local community. She attributes thriving with her Parkinson’s diagnosis to her development of self efficacy early on, daily exercise and a good support system. She is a retired physician who will serve as the medical director for Parkinson’s Pointe and assists with program development and community outreach.
Treasurer – Jack Venable
Jack is a certified financial planner and retired air force officer. Jack has served his community in numerous ways including work with the Scouts BSA and Phamaly Theatre Company. Jack believes in contributing to his community and sharing his knowledge of financial organization to help others.
Alejandro Ayala: A certified personal trainer and boxing coach, who has been working with the PD community for over six years. Alejandro’s insight into the needs of his boxers is insightful and his humor appreciated. He serves as a senior instructor for our community.
Lisa Choi: A certified personal trainer who has been working with the PD community for over four years. Lisa is known as the “tough” one who brings fun and challenge to all her strength and balance classes. She serves as a senior instructor for our community.
Kristina Comer: A Registered Dietitian working in clinical nutrition at UCHealth. With a “food is medicine” approach, she believes in the power of food to help manage and improve symptoms, delay progression of chronic diseases, and place power into the hands of clients and patients to improve their health.
Robyn Gisbert: A doctor of physical therapy with 25 years of experience. She currently serves as Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado, Physical Therapy Program where she has taught since 2007. Much of her clinical work has focused on using music and dance with older adults and individuals who have neurological disorders. She serves as a senior instructor for our community.
Shruti Keskar: A certified yoga instructor, she has developed a passion for applying the art of yoga to those with movement limitations and PD.
Allan Marvin: A certified personal trainer and dedicated coach to all seniors. Al has applied his love for Tai Chi, spinning, and strength and conditioning to our community.
Pam Thompson: A certified personal trainer who is dedicated to serving the senior community. She has developed a love for coaching those with significant movement impairments and later in the stages of disease progression. She is known for her warm heart, smile and tough love.
Jimmy Von Weltzheimer: A certified personal trainer and boxing coach, who has been working with the PD community for over 4 years. Jimmy’s speciality is working with those more impacted by the disease progression and providing them a tough and fun workout.
Jennifer Walcher: A certified yoga instructor, she has developed a passion for applying the art of yoga to those with movement limitations and PD.
Jen Wilking: A certified yoga instructor and doctor of physical therapy, Jen has been serving our community for 8 years. She has developed a following that speaks to her level of expertise. She serves as a senior instructor for our community and yoga development program.