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F.C. Resident Selected to Serve on Parkinson’s Council

Falls Church resident Paul Rohrlich, Ph.D., was recently selected to join the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation’s People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council to help drive the foundation’s goals of ending the disease and supporting those affected by it.

Rohrlich, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2001, is a retired foreign service officer with more than 25 years of experience in economic, environment and science with the U.S. Department of State. His work has taken him to Japan, Congo, Madagascar, Haiti, France and Israel. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s during his time abroad.

“Because I face the same personal and professional challenges as millions of other people living with Parkinson’s disease, I can work with the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation to advocate for the issues that matter most to our community,” Rohrlich said. For more information, visit