Board of Directors – 2021
Tim Curry, President: Tim was born in Aurora, Colorado in 1953. In 2002 he was diagnosed with Parkinson Disease. He retired on in 2009. His career was spent as an Information Systems Professional with twenty five years of experience in the information and financial services industries with proven ability to provide solutions and implement or direct implementation of both computer system solutions. In the last fourteen years, he worked for Experian. Education includes a B.A. in Political Science in 1975 and an M.A. in International Relations. U.S. Foreign Policy and Latin American Politics in 1979 at Colorado State University. His passion has always been his involvement in Soccer as a player and administrator since he was six years old. Since 2006 he has served on the Region 96 Board of Directors and VIP Program Director for special needs kids and adults in Tustin, California.
Bonnie Myers, Treasurer: Bonnie retired from a 22-year career in marketing and promotion in 2000. Over the course of her career, she has held a variety of positions, including promotions coordinator for a shopping center, executive director of a historic central business district, marketing director for two different credit unions, mortgage loan officer, and education manager for a national trade association. She has served as president of various organizations, including Monarch Beach Rotary and Whittier Soroptimist clubs, as well as participating on numerous boards of directors. Residents of South Orange County since 1989, Bonnie and her husband Paul celebrated their fiftieth anniversary prior to his death from Multiple Systems Atrophy associated with Parkinson’s Disease in 2016. Bonnie holds a BA in Slavic Studies from UCLA. Her two daughters and families reside in Denver, CO.
Jim Jenkins, Director: Jim was an accounting manager for many prominent developers in the Southern California area for over 15 years before finding his calling as a caregiver and advocate for seniors. He has been a professional caregiver/advocate for over 10 years and owner of Jim’s Concierge Caregiving. He specializes in people with neurological degenerative diseases with an emphasis on Parkinson’s. Jim is an active participant in the Parkinson’s community. He has been an active attendee in symposiums, seminars, Parkinson’s exercise classes, PT&OT, speech therapy classes, assisted gym, fundraisers, doctors luncheons, and support groups to stay on top of the latest information as it relates to Parkinson’s. Jim is a So. California native and still resides in So. California. He is a graduate of CSULB with a degree in Communication. He and his company are members in good standing of the ACA (American Caregivers Association) and is on the national registry for caregivers.
Lori Renaud: Lori Renaud is a registered nurse & business owner with over 15 years of experience working in healthcare. She has a bachelor’s degree in both business and nursing. Lori made the decision to open her own home care business in 2015 to help older adults age well in the comfort of home. Her company, Acti-Kare Responsive In-Home Care specializes in caring for people with Parkinson’s Disease. Lori is dedicated to helping the elderly live a more fulfilled life, harmonizing an independent lifestyle with safety and personalized care.
Emeritus Advisory Committee
Janet Buell, Member: Janet Buell was a board member of NPFOCC/PAOC for seven years, most recently serving as President of the Board. She is currently an emeritus board member. Janet was a Director of Marketing for an engineering firm before her retirement. She is also a certified trauma counselor. Her degrees are in Communications and Trauma Counseling. She is also the author of eight books and currently writes a blog about how experiencing a feeling of gratitude can be healing at gratitidehealsus.com
Bill Gonzales, Member: After many years on the Board, Bill chose to take Emeritus status January, 2020. Bill will continue to provide advice to the Board as needed. Bill was most recently Treasurer of the Port of Los Angeles. He was responsible for the management and investment of cash balances, the selection, purchase and sale of securities, the purchase of letters of credit and bank notes; and the issuance of revenue bonds and commercial paper. He participated as a member of the committee to select commercial bankers, financial advisers and financial agents.
Tom Kalen:For the past 60 years. Tom has been involved with major trust companies of major banks and investment firms around the county. For example, he worked closely with Morgan Stanley, Chase Investment Services, and Transamerica, where he brought in Master/Trust sales totaling billions of dollars in assets. His last employment, before retirement, was with Boston Safe. Tom set up office in California, and subsequently brought into the firm the largest pension fund in the world at the time. Tom went into semi-retirement at age 58-to play golf and do part-time consulting with Morgan Stanley. Tom joined the PAOC Board with the intention of raising funds to support PD research and to provide programs for People with Parkinson’s PWP). As a PWP he a personal interest in helping the Parkinson’s Community. Tom has worked with various charitable organizations like the United Fund Drive. He currently serves as Vice-President on the PAOC Board of Directors, and resides in Laguna Niguel.