Upcoming Speakers

January 11,2022

Fiona Davis

Shakers Anonymous member Fiona Davis will be speaking to us about her journey and how PD has affected her. Her biography (below) is impressive. Join the meeting at 7pm on Tuesday, January 11th. 


Fiona Davis began her career in New York City as an actress, where she worked on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in regional theater. 

After getting a master's degree at Columbia Journalism School, she fell in love with writing, leapfrogging from editor to freelance journalist before finally settling down as an author of historical fiction. Fiona's books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. 

She's a graduate of the College of William & Mary and is based in New York City.

Davis’ novels include The Magnolia Palace, The Lions of Fifth Avenue, The Chelsea Girls, The Address, The Dollhouse, Stories from Suffragette City.

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January 18,2022

Due to the outbreak of the Omicron variant, our January 18th meeting will be via Zoom only and not in person at the New Canaan YMCA. 

Topic: "Parkinson's Symptoms: What Works for You"

Come join a discussion of small and significant ways to help you manage the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.

January 25,2022

Support Group meeting

Support Group meeting for people with PD and their Care Partners via zoom at 7pm.

Email topics for discussion to Lynn at hagerbrant@gmail.com

February 8, 2022

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On February 8th at 7pm we will be having a Shaker's Anonymous member, Matt Peck will be speaking to us about "The Formation of DaCapo Brainscence".

 

Matt Peck is a co-Founder, President & CFO of Cambridge, Massachusetts based DaCapo Brainscience (“DaCapo”). Incorporated in 2020, DaCapo is a biotechnology company fusing proprietary artificial technology platforms, induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technologies and unique disease models to stratify patients with, and identify genetic targets for, neurodegenerative diseases.
 
Matt was a Partner at Caxton Associates, a leading macro-oriented hedge fund, where he worked between London and New York from July 2007 through March 2019. Before that Matt worked at Citigroup in several roles, including that of a #1 rated Institutional Investor analyst. Matt started his career at Salomon Brothers in 1994 in Emerging Markets Research. Matt is a 1994 graduate of Dartmouth College where he double majored in economics and government. He was born in Belmont, Massachusetts and is a 1990 graduate of the Belmont Hill School.