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Parkinson's Association of West Michigan, Inc.

Caledonia, MI   |  www.parkinsonswm.org

Mission

The Mission of the Parkinson's Association of West Michigan is to provide the best information on opportunities, treatment, research, and care to people with Parkinson's disease, along with their families and caregivers.

Ruling year info

1995

President

Kim Cousineau

Main address

7311 Crystal View Drive SE

Caledonia, MI 49316 USA

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EIN

94-2974403

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Mission of the Parkinson's Association of West Michigan is to provide the best information on opportunities, treatment, research, and care to people with Parkinson's and their families.

Every Parkinson's disease patient in West Michigan shall have access to quality health care and support services. Since Parkinson's disease affects the entire family, caregiver support shall be a priority.

PAWM has been a catalyst and partner in the establishment of a movement disorders center and The Hauenstein Parkinson's Center at Mercy Health (formally St. Mary's Medical Center), which includes medical and rehabilitation treatment for Parkinson's disease and related disorders.

PAWM encourages development of local research devoted to treatment of Parkinson's disease and related disorders.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The Education and caring for People impact by Parkinson's Disease.

Every Parkinson’s disease patient in West Michigan shall have access to quality health care and support services. Since Parkinson’s disease affects the entire family, caregiver support shall be a priority.

PAWM has been a catalyst and partner in the establishment of a movement disorders center and The Hauenstein Parkinson’s Center at Mercy Health (formally St. Mary’s Medical Center), which includes medical and rehabilitation treatment for Parkinson’s disease and related disorders.

PAWM encourages development of local research devoted to treatment of Parkinson’s disease and related disorders.

Population(s) Served
Families
Caregivers

We are located in Grand Rapids, MI on the Mercy Health (formally St. Mary’s Medical Center) campus and serve the Greater Grand Rapids area as well as the Lakeshore communities of Holland and Muskegon. We are committed to helping Parkinson patients and their families understand Parkinson’s disease and learn about activities and support groups that may help with the management of Parkinson’s.

PAWM is a source for Parkinson’s information. Our meetings feature programs on physical and speech therapy, relaxation training, and other measures which are important in learning to live with Parkinson’s. You may choose to learn about home health care or to hear presentations by neurologists and other health professionals with Parkinson’s experience and training. Having this web site will allow us to keep our information current and easier to access any time of the day or night. An immediate future plan will be to offer instruction to those who may need extra help in using this technology.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Caregivers

PAWM does not offer just one program. We offer a variety of programs to meet the unique needs of each individual. By working with our dedicated volunteers, we can find the best services to meet your individual needs.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of list subscribers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

The Education and caring for People impact by Parkinson's Disease.

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total revenue earned to support advocacy efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

The Education and caring for People impact by Parkinson's Disease.

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

The Education and caring for People impact by Parkinson's Disease.

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of overall donations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

The Education and caring for People impact by Parkinson's Disease.

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Mission of the Parkinson's Association of West Michigan is to provide the best information on opportunities, treatment, research, and care to people with Parkinson's and their families.

Every Parkinson's disease patient in West Michigan shall have access to quality health care and support services. Since Parkinson's disease affects the entire family, caregiver support shall be a priority.

PAWM has been a catalyst and partner in the establishment of a movement disorders center and The Hauenstein Parkinson's Center at Mercy Health (formally St. Mary's Medical Center), which includes medical and rehabilitation treatment for Parkinson's disease and related disorders.

PAWM encourages development of local research devoted to treatment of Parkinson's disease and related disorders.

The Mission of the Parkinson's Association of West Michigan is to provide the best information on opportunities, treatment, research, and care to people with Parkinson's and their families.

Every Parkinson's disease patient in West Michigan shall have access to quality health care and support services. Since Parkinson's disease affects the entire family, caregiver support shall be a priority.

PAWM has been a catalyst and partner in the establishment of a movement disorders center and The Hauenstein Parkinson's Center at Mercy Health (formally St. Mary's Medical Center), which includes medical and rehabilitation treatment for Parkinson's disease and related disorders.

PAWM encourages development of local research devoted to treatment of Parkinson's disease and related disorders.

To accomplish our goals, PAWM Board Members will continue to network and reach out to people (donors) for contributions towards research, grants, and scholarships.

We are BBB accredited to help donors recognize that we are serious about being good stewards of donor funds. At the same time, we are expanding our marketing efforts to reach out to young donors on Facebook and Amazon. PAWM is registered with both as recognized non-profit organizations.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Parkinson's Association of West Michigan, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 05/14/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kim Cousineau

Van Andel Institute

Donald Michaud

Cherry Health

Kim Cousineau

Van Andel Institute

Joy Gianakura

GVSU

Shaun Hindley

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/2/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/01/2020

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.