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MJFF Welcomes New Board Members
An engaged and growing community — including a 50-member Board of Directors who generously share their wisdom and counsel in service of our goals — is at the center of everything we do .
This March , the Foundation welcomed Melanie Bolch Isbill , Alex Krys and Jack Quinn to our Board . Each provides a diverse and robust track record of leadership in the public and private sectors that will be instrumental in supporting the Foundation ’ s critical mission of finding a cure and accelerating better treatments for Parkinson ’ s disease .
Melanie Bolch Isbill is chief marketing officer of RaceTrac Petroleum , Inc ., an Atlanta-based , family-owned retail company that owns and operates more than 700 RaceTrac and RaceWay stores . Melanie ’ s father , RaceTrac Executive Chairman and MJFF Patient Council Member Carl Bolch Jr ., has lived with PD since 2007 ; her grandfather also lived with the disease .
Alex Krys is managing member and cofounder of Juniper Capital Partners , LLC .
Born in Argentina , he is enthusiastic about helping the Foundation expand its work to reach more Spanish-speaking patients and families impacted by PD . His brother , Grammy Award-winning producer and MJFF Patient Council Member Sebastian Krys , was diagnosed with Parkinson ’ s in 2018 .
Jack Quinn , a former United States congressman for New York , is the senior advisor for public and community relations at the law firm Barclay Damon LLP . Jack was diagnosed with Parkinson ’ s in 2014 , nearly a decade after his younger brother was diagnosed with the same disease . Jack looks forward to leveraging his Washington D . C . experience and network to position the Foundation ’ s public policy efforts in front of lawmakers .
“ Our strategy since day one has been to bring the best and sharpest minds to our mission to end Parkinson ’ s ,” says Michael J . Fox . “ Melanie , Alex and Jack each bring smarts and exceptional talent to task in supporting our work . We are grateful to have them on the team , and we look forward to working together .”