Angela Robb is wife and carepartner for her husband, Karl, who has young onset Parkinson's disease (PD). Angela is an advocate who speaks and writes about caregiver issues. She currently shares her experiences as a Community Team Member for ParkinsonDisease.net and contributor to PatientsLikeMe.com. In 2015, she was honored as a White House Champion of Change in Parkinson’s Disease. She has spoken about caregiving at the 3rd World Parkinson Congress (Montréal), Davis Phinney Foundation Victory Summit (Richmond & Charlotte), Partners in Parkinson's (DC), National Parkinson Foundation Young Onset Parkinson Network conferences, and various regional PD conferences. She has written on the topic of caregiver self-care for the Davis Phinney Foundation's Every Victory Counts manual. Angela is committed to giving back to her community through her non-profit works. She is a board member of the Parkinson Voice Project and Parkinson Social Network. Previously, she was a volunteer and board member of the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area. For the last 19 years, she has been on a journey with Reiki – to help herself and to help others. Certified as a Reiki Master in 2012, Angela always remarks that, “You are never truly a Master of Reiki – it is always teaching you new ways to look at life.” Before working within the Parkinson’s community, she worked for AOL (America Online) for five years. She started as a technical support representative fielding calls from AOL members. She eventually transferred to working for the following AOL channels as a publisher/publishing project coordinator: Computing, Health, Sports, and Lifestyles. Angela left the corporate world in 2000 to join Karl in his entrepreneurial quests. Their first venture was ChocolateoftheMonth.com, a website representing small premium chocolate manufacturers. The next venture was TrueTip, which developed stylus products for touchscreen devices. In 2011, she and Karl founded RobbWorks, a publishing company which has published two books; A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease (2012) and Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease and Other Health Conditions: A Workbook for Body, Mind and Spirit (2016). She has a B.A. in Political Science/Public Policy from West Virginia University.
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