We have a board of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to meeting you at one of our events!
Board President & Co-Founder
Kathy works part-time as an accountant at the Welborn Baptist Foundation. She is also a very active community volunteer in Evansville, Indiana working as a Parkinson’s Foundation Ambassador and treasurer for Urban Seeds. Since her diagnosis at age 36, Kathy strongly advocates for People with Parkinson’s. She loves to plant flowers and was a Master Gardener. Kathy moved to Evansville in 2001 from Kansas, and resides on the North side with her husband, son, dog and cat.
Hi, I’m Caroline Coughlin. I was born and raised in Evansville. I went to Mater Dei and received my nursing degree from USI in 2013 followed by my Masters in 2019. I work as a nurse practitioner in oncology. I moved back to Evansville after several years of travel and am thankful for the opportunity to serve the local community’s healthcare needs. In my spare time, I love being outside with my dogs, traveling with my husband, and enjoying time with family & friends.
Mr. Bodkin is a retired trial lawyer and was a partner at the then Evansville firm Bamberger, Foreman, Oswald & Hahn LLP, having joined the firm in 1975 and retiring in 2014. Prior to that he was a Law Clerk in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 1973-1975.
He graduated from the Indiana University Kelly School of Business with a B.S. degree in 1967 and the Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, with a Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) in 1973 (Cum Laude). He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; a Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America; a Diplomat, Indiana Defense Trial Counsel and has had numerous memberships in other law associations including the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, the Defense Research Institute and the American Health Lawyers Association.
He was awarded the 2008 James Bethel Gresham Freedom Award by the Evansville Bar Association and selected as a Sagamore of the Wabash by Gov. Joseph Kernan. He is the author of 19 published works on various topic involving the law and has served as a Note and Comment Editor on the Indiana Law Review and as an editor on the Board of Editors of the Indiana Civil Litigation Review.
Mr. Bodkin served on the Deaconess Hospital Institutional Review Board for 20 years and on both the administrative and biomedical ethics committees at St. Mary’s Medical Center for over 10 years. He was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern Indiana where he taught law and ethics to both undergraduate and master level students in the College of Nursing and Health Professions.
He is a certified First and Last Steps Advanced Care Planning facilitator in the Respecting Choices Program of the Gunderson Health System and serves on the New Harmony Conversation Committee at the University of Southern Indiana.
His community service has been extensive both locally and state wide, serving as President of the Board of Directors of the Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter Alzheimer’s Association, President of the Newburgh Museum Foundation Corporation, President of the Town of Newburgh Planning Commission, President of the St. Marys Warrick Hospital Foundation and President of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, and at the national level as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Alzheimer’s Association. He served in the regular United States Army in 1968 through 1970 and was legal counsel for the Town of Newburgh and Historic Newburgh Inc for over 30 years. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Evansville Philharmonic, International Association of Defense Counsel, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, Defense Research Institute, American Health Lawyers Association, Indiana State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Bar Association of the 7th Federal Circuit, Evansville Bar Association, Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association and the International Right of Way Association.
JoAnn is an active community volunteer with the Vanderburgh County Women’s Fund and the United Methodist Youth Home. She served as a care partner for her late husband, AP Drennen and is passionate about the Parkinson’s community. JoAnn loves to travel with her husband Rick Cassidy and spend time with her son and grandsons.
Marjorie has lived in Evansville all of her life. She owns her own interior design business, “Working-Bergen Interiors”. In November 2022, the love of her life, Scott Bergen, passed away. Marjorie was the best care partner for Scott. Scott died of cancer, but also lived with Parkinson’s disease. Scott was very active with the Parkinson’s community. Marjorie recalls Scott’s philosophy that cancer took from him, but Parkinson’s gave to him through new friendships and exercise. Marjorie likes to travel, loves her cat and loves to laugh.
Don has a Master’s in Health Administration from the University of Southern Indiana. He works at Ascension Health as an Exercise Physiologist. He also owns FC Personal Training, LLC. Don enjoys spending time hiking with his wife and being a new grandfather.
Sylvia Bautista Hunt
Sylvia spent her younger years between Jalisco, Mexico and California. Supporting her husband’s career, she moved to KY. She has enjoyed her own career in Orthopedic health as an (R)(RT) for 20 years and has currently changed careers and is now employed as a surgery billing Analyst for an Orthopedic Hospital. Sylvia is an artist and enjoys creating when she can. She enjoys the love of Dance. She has fond fond memories of dancing with friends, family, and of course the first man that she loved, her dad “Manuel.” Sylvia was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in December of 2019 just 4 months before her dad passed from the dreaded disease. As an inaugural board member of PDEVV Hub, Sylvia will work with partners to bring dance, exercise, and support to her adopted home of over 25 years Henderson, KY. She also wants to establish a Support Group for members and their loved ones in Henderson, KY.
This is Paula’s first non-profit board experience. She likes to stay busy and learn new skills. She actively volunteers with the Vanderburgh Humane Society as well. Paula and her husband like to attend car shows and spend time with their two adult sons.
I am a certified Personal Trainer (ASCM), Certified PD Personal Trainer (PWR!) and also hold a Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University in Kinesiology. I currently own and operate my own Personal Training business, “Sweat A Little” online and in person; I am also the co-founder of our local NP “PDEVV Hub”. I have been locally involved with the PD community since 2016 and in addition have worked with several PD clients, groups and foundations including the “Parkinson’s Foundation”. I am very passionate about exercise and the importance it has among those with PD. I hope to provide as much service and resources as I can to benefit our local PD community!
Jasmin is a Purchasing and Store Manager for International Paper in Henderson, Kentucky. She graduated from Florida A&M University in May 2019. She is a great addition to our board with her prior event management experience and “go-get-em” attitude.
Marcia is a retired nurse. She loves to travel with her husband and is a very passionate volunteer. She also enjoys babysitting her grandchildren.