Parkinson's disease doesn't just affect the patients, it affects their family too. Our co-founders, Susan Stahl and Nina Mosier, have personally seen their families go through the pain. They started Power for Parkinson’s in 2013. Since then, Power For Parkinson's has grown to provide free exercise, dance, and singing classes to over 300 people each week. They believe our growth speaks to the need for these highly desired services in the Parkinson's disease community. Power for Parkinson’s participants have an improved sense of well being and report they are doing better physically, emotionally, and socially. Once lacking motivation to exercise, our participants look forward to our weekly classes and social events.
NINA MOSIER, M.D.
Director & Co-Founder, Power for Parkinson's
Dr. Mosier is a retired Internist with a special interest in geriatric medicine. She received her B.A. at Northwestern University and her medical degree at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. She practiced in both Chicago and Austin for 10 years.
After taking time off to raise her children in Austin she found her passion was to help improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease. Meshing her medical background with her personal experience with her father who has struggled with the disease, she collaborated with Susan Stahl to bring a free fitness program to the Austin’s Parkinson’s community. Having four years of fundraising experience as a major organizer for the Annual Cars for Dystonia & Parkinson’s, she felt confident she could help raise enough funds to get the project off the ground. Dr. Mosier has been an avid runner and fitness enthusiast for many years. In addition to working on Power for Parkinson’s she enjoys family time, travel, reading, social networking and Mah Jongg.
Maggie is a native Austinite. She is a graduate of McCallum High School's Fine Arts Academy and holds a Bachelor's degree in Theatre & Dance from The University of Texas at Austin as well as a senior professional certification from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). A common thread throughout much of Maggie's career has been helping to expand small businesses, and she is thrilled to be a part of the Power for Parkinson's team to help grow this valuable program in her hometown and beyond!
SUSAN STAHL, M.ED.
Co-Founder, Power for Parkinson's
Susan received her M.Ed. from South Texas State University. Susan’s professional career includes work as a child and family psychotherapist. As a therapist, Susan has had many experiences working with at risk youth, children and teens in crisis, families dealing with grief and loss issues and couples therapy.
Susan’s passion for helping those with Parkinson’s disease comes from her personal experiences as caretaker for her father who had the disease. After his death in 2012, she and Nina Mosier founded Power for Parkinson’s to provide free exercise and dance classes for people with Parkinson’s. By engaging Parkinson’s patients in regular exercise, she hopes to provide an improved sense of well -being, offer opportunities for socialization and prevent depression and isolation that often accompanies Parkinson’s disease. Susan challenges her class participants to stay fit and active for a healthy mind and body. Susan loves to exercise and live a healthy lifestyle.
Social Media and Design Assistant
Delaney grew up in Nashville, TN. She graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and majored in public relations with a minor in business administration. She has experience in a plethora of endeavors ranging from client services/management and graphic design to event coordination and social media management. Delaney has a servant's heart and loves to help others. She has worked for numerous non-profit organizations. In her spare time, she likes to spend time outdoors, draw and hang out with her cats, Blue and Bates.
Administrative & Technology Assistant
Nadine is an Australian who relocated to Austin in 2018. She is a Physiotherapist who fell into working with older clients when she graduated from University and never looked back!! She has a passion for yoga and mindfulness and loves weaving these areas of interest into her work with older people. Nadine has a long history of volunteering, fundraising and working with nonprofits in different countries around the world and is dedicated to serving people in whatever capacity she can. She is excited to be working with Power for Parkinson’s and to have the opportunity to connect with and serve this unique population. Additionally, Nadine loves to travel, try new foods, read and learn Japanese.