Pull 4 Parkinson’s Foundation, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) public charity,
funds cure and care research conducted by the Parkinson's disease community.
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Board of Directors


Sarah A. Joos

Board Chair

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Sarah Joos is the founder and president of Pull 4 Parkinson’s Foundation, Inc. She is a legal analyst at Bloomberg LP. Before working at Bloomberg, Sarah practiced law as a bankruptcy associate with the boutique firm Silverman Acampora LLP in New York and was an assistant vice president of corporate finance with the Hokkaido Takushoku Bank, Ltd. also in New York. She received a BA in Economics from Mount Holyoke College, an MA in Japanese Studies from the University of Michigan, a JD from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and an LL.M. in Bankruptcy from St. Johns University School of Law. She was introduced to Parkinson’s disease with her father's diagnosis in 1996 and founded Pull 4 Parkinson’s Foundation, Inc. to fund both cure and care initiatives. Sarah is an avid long-distance cyclist and golfer, beginner boxer, and voracious reader. She lives in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn with her husband, Nat.


Michael A. Cairl

Vice President

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Michael Cairl is a volunteer director who also serves as the vice president of Pull 4 Parkinson’s Foundation, Inc. He is the manager of systems integration for Integrated Strategic Resources LLC. Over a twenty-five year career in the defense and railway systems space, he has worked with the industry’s finest players helping to design, construct, and bring to market state of the art defense and transportation systems. Michael is a strong believer in public service. He is the President of the Park Slope Civic Council in Brooklyn, New York; Board member and Treasurer of the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative; and former Chair of the Board of Trustees of Park Slope United Methodist Church, Brooklyn, New York. He received a BA in Political Science and History from Fordham University and an MIA degree in International Affairs from Columbia University. Michael is an avid cyclist and remarkable historian. He lives in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn with his partner, Jim.


Michael B. Trager

Treasurer

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Mr. Trager is a volunteer director who also serves as the treasurer of Pull 4 Parkinson’s Foundation, Inc. Michael is an Associate Director of Development at Continuum Health Partners, Inc. Before joining Continuum, Michael was a Development Executive with the UJA-Federation of New York. Michael’s most recent development experience has exclusively been focused on raising funds for the Parkinson’s disease and/or Alzheimer’s disease communities. He received a BS in Political Science from Ithaca College. Michael is an active basketball player and traveler. He lives in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn with his wife, Shawna.