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

  • Bonnie Mahl, MA
    • Administrative Assistant  

Movement disorders providers




Autonomic neurologist

Genetic Counselor

  • Ginger Norris, MGC, CGC

Social worker

Nurse navigator

Nurse DBS Programmer

  • Miriam Hirsch, RN 

Research program manager

  • Chandler Moore, MA

Clinical research coordinators

  • Gina Blackwell, MPH
  • Caileigh Dintino, BS
  • Kara McHaney, BA
  • Ginger Norris, MGC,CGC
  • Heather Ward, BS

Post Doctoral Scholar/Fellow

  • Ahmed Negida, MD, PhD


VCU School of Nursing

VCU College of Health Professions


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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

  • Jessica Beekman, DPT
    Physical Therapist

  • Brooke Dexheimer, PhD, OTD, OTR/L   
  • Ashley Moneymaker, OT
    Occupational Therapist

  • Mary Beth O’Reilly, 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
  • Bridget Xia, ST
    Speech Therapist

VCU College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering