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Amy Comstock Rick, J.D.


Chief Executive Officer, Parkinson's Action Network (PAN), Washington, DC 


Amy Comstock Rick, J.D., is the Chief Executive Officer of the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN), a Washington D.C.-based national nonprofit focused on educating the public and government leaders on better policies for research and an improved quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s disease.  Ms. Rick is also the President of the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research (CAMR) and has served on President Obama’s Transition Team as the agency team lead for the U.S. Office of Government Ethics/Office of Special Counsel Review.  Before joining PAN, she was the Senate-confirmed Director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics from 2000-2003 and the Associate Counsel to the President in the White House Counsel’s Office from 1998-2000.  Ms. Rick began her federal service as a career attorney at the U.S. Department of Education in 1989 and became the Assistant General Counsel for Ethics in 1993.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bard College and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan and worked for a private law firm.  Currently she serves on the Scientific Liaison Group for the NINDS Parkinson’s Disease Biomarkers Program, as well as the NIH Morris K. Udall Centers for Parkinson’s Disease Research Coordinating Committee.  Ms. Rick has testified before Congress and is a national spokesperson for Parkinson’s disease policy issues and stem cell research.


Last Modified September 27, 2012