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Neuro Challenge Foundation Staff

Robyn Faucy-Washington, MS Management

Organization and Leadership Effectiveness

Executive Director

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Robyn Faucy is honored to serve as the Executive Director of the Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's. The Foundation is dedicated to providing education, support and information to persons affected by Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers. Robyn has held leadership roles with American Cancer Society, Sylvan Learning Centers, and most recently the Education Foundation of Sarasota County.

Robyn comes to the organization with an impressive mix of academics, leadership and organizational leadership that includes fundraising, capacity-building, and synergistic partnership development. She is a member of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Leadership Sarasota program. Outside of work Robyn enjoys being near the water, living an active lifestyle and spending time with her loved ones. Her greatest accomplishment and pride and joy is her 15 year old son Armando who is, in her words, her athletic scholar.

Carisa Campanella, BA Communications

ACSM and ACE Certified

Program Manager

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Prior to her position at Neuro Challenge, Carisa has had long-standing careers in mental health and pharmaceuticals.

Carisa became a volunteer with Neuro Challenge Foundation in 2012, and the following year accepted a full-time position as the South Sarasota and Charlotte Counties Care Advisor for Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s. She is nationally certified as a Health Coach, Personal Trainer and Spinning Instructor; and is a graduate of the 2016 class of Leadership Sarasota County.

In her role as Program Manager, Carisa is committed to implementing Parkinson’s education and support events of the highest standard for our community.

Cindy Underwood

Care Advisor

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Cindy is the Care Advisor for Manatee and Pinellas County. Prior to her being appointed Care Advisor she served as the Director of Volunteer Services and Community Outreach at JFCS of the Suncoast in Sarasota. Cindy brings both non-profit and healthcare experience to the NCF team. She served in the AmeriCorps and is a Red Cross Disaster Volunteer and a FEMA Reservist.

In her spare time, she helps manage her son’s soccer & track team and enjoys running, biking and swimming.

Courtnie Giddens

Care Advisor

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Courtnie joined the Neuro Challenge Foundation team in 2018 as the Care Advisor for the South Sarasota and Charlotte County area. Prior to this appointment, Courtnie worked in the rehabilitation field, in Texas, for three years. Courtnie also graduated with her Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is very excited to contribute new ideas and be apart of this wonderful team.

Outside of work, Courtnie enjoys living an active lifestyle, playing pool, and going country dancing.

Michelle Gambler

Event Manager

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Michelle started with Neuro Challenge Foundation in 2013 as the bookkeeper. In 2018 she took the position as Event Manager, allowing her to put her previous experience as a Corporate Trainer and Manager to good use. As the Event Manager, Michelle’s primary focus are large scale events, which include Cause 4 Fashion, Cause 4 Hope, and The Parkinson’s Expo.

Michelle and her husband Jeff, are proud parents of a son, Kyle, who serves in the United States Marine Corps. They are also the proud grandparents to a granddaughter, Riley.

Traci Willingham

Office Manager

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Traci joined the Neuro Challenge Foundation team in 2018 as the Office Manager. Prior to this appointment she worked at a large non-profit in event and volunteer management. She brings administrative skills as well as fundraising experience to the NCF team. She is excited to be part of this team and be able to support the Parkinson’s community.

In her spare time Traci enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and growing family. She enjoys seeing her many nieces and nephews and taking family vacations with them to Walt Disney World.

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