Anna Grill is the inspiration for Young Onset Parkinson's Network (YOPN). She was on the fast track as a sales executive at a Fortune 200 company, and the youngest and only woman on the executive team when she was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease (YOPD) in 2007 at the age of 38.
At the time, she was living her best life: excelling in her career while successfully balancing the roles of wife and mother, with two girls aged nine and seven. She led a division of 110 associates spanning a territory from South Carolina to Delaware and served as an active volunteer in her community. Afraid of being defined by her disease rather than her work, she continued in her stressful career for ten additional years without disclosing her illness to workers, family, and friends.
Once Anna publicly disclosed her diagnosis, she became frustrated with the lack of resources available specifically for those with YOPD. Never one to step away from a challenge, Anna recognized the need for building a community and providing resources to others diagnosed with YOPD. Her vision is to specifically support the YOPD community in a holistic, positive environment.
Anna is a vocal advocate, active volunteer for the Parkinson's Foundation and Ambassador for Supernus Pharmaceuticals. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and two grown daughters.
Attribution:SelfType of financial relationship:Other Financial/Material SupportIneligible company:GocoveriTopic:Pharmaceutical Referral AmbassadorDate added:05/05/2023