Julie Steen is the Executive Director of the National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota. Prior to joining NPFM in January 2012, Julie was cofounder of New Leaf Business Development. New Leaf assists technology companies in their marketing strategies and business development efforts. Julie’s expertise includes developing relationships, marketing and organizational development. She is thrilled to put her experience and skills to work in the Parkinson’s community. When she started with NPFM, she had one friend living with Parkinson’s disease, now she has many.
Barb Green is the Office Administrator and Events Coordinator for the National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota. Prior to this role, Barb served on the organization’s board. Over the years, she served as president and secretary of the board, co-chair of many events and all around historian for the organization. She began volunteering for Parkinson’s events nearly 20 years ago after her father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. In Barb’s current role, she continues to serve as co-chair of Moving Day Twin Cities, a walk for Parkinson’s which continues to be NPFM’s largest annual fund raiser.
A media relations expert, Ann Garrity has more than twenty years of experience preparing clients for national media attention with outlets such
as The Today Show, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and The New York Times. From 1994 to 2007, Garrity served as president of The Garrity Group, Inc., a public relations and marketing boutique which specialized indeveloping media relations and marketing programs for clients such as Best Buy and Boston Scientific.
Chosen by The Business Journal as a top Minnesota business leader in its annual “Forty Under Forty” issue, Garrity offers her talents to various charitable organizations and has served as the former chairperson of the Bolder Options Board of Directors.
A resident of the Twin Cities metro, Garrity graduated cum laude from the University of St. Thomas with a B.A. in English and Education.