Meet our team

The VCU Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center interdisciplinary team are united in halting the progression of Parkinson's and related movement disorders. Each member has clinical and/or research experience and expertise in movement disorders. 

 

VCU School of Medicine

 

PMDC administration

  • Shakkira Briggs
    • Administrative Assistant  

 

Movement disorders providers

 

Neuropsychologists

 

Neurosurgeons

 

Neuropsychiatrist

 

Autonomic neurologist

 

Genetic Counselor

  • Ginger Norris, MGC, CGC

 

Social worker

 

Nurse navigator

 

Nurse DBS Programmer

  • Miriam Hirsch, RN 

 

Research program manager

  • TBD

 

Clinical research coordinators

  • Gina Blackwell, MPH
  • Elizabeth Crump, BS
  • Ginger Norris, MGC,CGC
  • Heather Ward, BS

 

Biostatitician

 

VCU School of Nursing

  

VCU College of Health Professions

 

Gerontology

 

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Woodford A. Beach, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
    Senior Speech-Language Pathologist

  • Jessica Beekman, DPT
    Physical Therapist

  • Molly Madison, MOT
    Occupational Therapist

  • Ashley Moneymaker, OT
    Occupational Therapist

  • Mary Beth O‚ÄôReilly, PT
    Physical Therapist

  • Tracy Provost, PT
    Physical Therapist
  • Kate Roberts, OT
    Occupational Therapist
  • Stephanie Ross, PT
    Physical Therapist

  • Hayden Smith, PT
    Physical Therapist

  • James Thomas, PhD
    Professor
  • Bridget Xia, ST
    Speech Therapist

 

VCU College of Engineering

 

Biomedical Engineering