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Cindy Beth Bittker

Education, Certification & Licenses: 
(1978),Bachelor degree in Psychology from The University of Michigan (1978)
(1980) Masters degree in Social Work fro Boston University (1980)
Concentration in Direct Service to Children & Families
(2000) Certificate in Web Multi-Media from Clark University Computer Career (2000)
(2007 - Present) Real Estate Broker 

Parkinson's Community:
(2005) Diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease at the age of  48
(2007) Co-founder/Leader (2007) of the Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease  Support Group of Greater Boston
(2007 - present)Member of the Massachusetts Delegation of the Parkinson's Action Network (PAN), The Michael J Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Disease Research 
(2011) PAIR (Patient Advocate In Research) The Parkinson's Disease Foundation 
(2017) Patient Advisory Council at Voyager Therapeutics 
(2017) Patient Advisory Board at Pfizer
(2017) Patient Consultant at Impax Pharmaceuticals
(2011-Present) Patient Educator, Peer Support, Public Speaking, Panel Presentations, Committee
(2018) Founder of The Shaky Ladies Friendship Group
(2019) Co-founder of the Women with PD and Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
(2015) Advocacy Writing and Blogging
(2020) Blog Author: PDHeartAndHumor.com

(2005) The Northeast Regional APDA Young Onset Parkinson's Disease Conference
(2006) The 50th Anniversary Symposium (PDF)
(2007-Present) Annual Symposiums at Boston's Beth Israel Medical Center
(2007-Present) Annual Symposiums at Boston's Beth Israel Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital
(2007 - 2017) "Hill Day" in Washington DC
(2007 - 2017) "Hill Day" in Washington DC
(2012) The PFNCA Symposium in Washington, DC
(2012) PD Arts Weekend in Byfield, MA
(2013) World Parkinson's Congress in Montreal
(2019) World Parkinson's Congress in Portland, Oregon
(2010-2017) Bi-Annual APDA Conferences

(2017, 2018, 2019) Photo Shoot For a Cure (My daughter, photographer, Diana Levine, produced this event, raising over $100,000 for the The Michael J Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Disease Research


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