Dr. Jorge Juncos:
Dr. Jorge Juncos, associate professor of neurology at Emory University School of Medicine and a researcher and clinician in their Movement Disorders Program, completed medical school at Columbia University School of Medicine in NYC and his neurology training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. His movement disorders and neuropharmacology fellowship were completed at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He has 30 years of experience in the diagnosis and management of Parkinson’s disease and related disorders.
Dr. Juncos is board-certified in internal medicine and neurology with a special interest in the management of neuropsychiatric and autonomic symptoms in movement disorders. He has participated or directed more than 30 clinical trials funded by the NIH and the industry. The scope of this work ranges from clinical drug trials and neuroprotection studies with NIH Neuroprotective Trials in Parkinson’s disease (NET-PD) to research on the epidemiology of Parkinson’s.
Dr. Barry McCasland:
For the past 19 years, I have been a community-based neurologist in Atlanta and have recommended organized exercise to my patients with Parkinson’s Disease as a large portion of their treatment regimen-regardless of their capability level. Over the years, I have directed many patients to LDBF Boxing for Parkinson’s and consistently receiving positive feedback and seeing evidence of improvement in their PD symptoms.
LDBF not only provides an excellent workout but an accepting community for my patients, which keeps them motivated – translating into positive results. My patients enjoy improved balance and mobility, better dexterity and increased confidence because of the workouts. I remain a committed believer in LDBF – Boxing for Parkinson’s. Dr. McCasland serves as Medical Adviser on the LDBF Board of Directors.
Dr. Barry McCasland, M.D. attended college at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts in 1990 majoring in Psychology and graduating cum laude. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., earning the degree Doctor of Medicine in 1994 and was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the Medical Honor Society for physicians.
Dr. McCasland completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the Washington Hospital Center in D.C. and a three-year residency in adult Neurology at Emory University and its affiliated hospitals while serving as Chief Resident during his third year. Dr. McCasland’s has been in private practice focusing on neurology, in Atlanta, since 1998. Dr. McCasland’s special areas of interest within the broad field of Neurology, include diseases of the nerves and muscles, neurologic conditions involving the eye, concussion, and the neurologic care of professional athletes.
Dr. Amy Morse:
Dr. Morse graduated from Medical University of South Carolina with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009. She worked at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, SC for four years where she began working with people with Parkinson’s Disease. Following this, Amy moved to Atlanta in 2013 and took a job at Emory Healthcare where currently is the lead Physical Therapist for the Merrie Boone Comprehensive Care Clinic for Parkinson’s and the lead Physical Therapist on the Movement Disorders team at Emory Brain Health Center. She teaches the Parkinson’s lab materials for Emory University and Georgia State’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs.
Dr. Morse is a mentor for the Emory Physical Therapy Residency Program for the Movement Disorders rotation, on the Advisory Council for Parkinson’s Foundation of Georgia and is co-director of Fitness Evaluation. She completed the Parkinson’s Foundation Faculty Training Program at OHSU in 2017 and has taught two subsequent CEU courses for local rehab therapists. She has spoken at many local and national community events and conferences including Emory’s Udall Community Conversations, National Parkinson’s Foundation “Living Well” and “Fitness Counts”, and World Parkinson’s Congress in 2016.
Dr. Amy Morse serves on the LDBF Advisory Board, is co-author and presenter of the LDBF Affiliate Training Program and executes the LDBF Assessment process.
Annie Long is the Senior Community Program Manager (formerly Development Director) for the Parkinson’s Foundation, responsible for the development and delivery of community-based education and empowerment programs for the Foundation throughout the state of Georgia and surrounding areas.
Formerly the Executive Director of PD Gladiators, she helped manage and expand the metro Atlanta Fitness Network and led the organization through a unification with the Parkinson’s Foundation. Annie is passionate about helping others and believes very strongly in the power of exercise for those living with Parkinson’s disease (PD).
Annie started her career with the Parkinson’s Foundation in 2013 after her mom was diagnosed with PD. Before her work with the Parkinson’s community, Annie worked as a Communications Consultant for an employee communications agency and served as the Operations Manager for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Washington, DC. She currently lives in Johns Creek with her husband Chris, two young children Brooks and Taylor, and her pug Winnie.
Annie is pictured on the far right.
Volunteer Coordinator, PT: Specialization in Orthopedic Manual Therapy for Treatment of Spinal and Extremity Pain/Dysfunction, Fall Prevention in older adults, balance and gait disorders, dizziness and vestibular rehabilitation, certified LSVT Big Clinician, Certified Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery Therapist, Rock Steady Certified, MDT certified, CPR certified