Meet the WPC 2019 Buddies Coordinators
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Deanna Krywy (Canada): Deanna’s goal in life is to enjoy every day no matter what it may bring while never having boring hair! Deanna was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at 50 years of age, just a short 6 years ago. It turned life upside down for this mom and fitness nut but in doing so also created great unexpected opportunities. Ice hockey, field lacrosse and rowing were her passions and were hard to give up, but Deanna now spends her time gardening, snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding and learning how to salsa. Since being diagnosed, Deanna has zip lined in Costa Rica, bungy jumped on Vancouver Island, tried scuba diving in Curacao and taken surfing lessons in Barbados.

Deanna has two adult sons and a core group of special friends that keep her busy enjoying life.  She spends summers in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and winters on the island of Barbados.

Her past professional life includes a variety of interesting positions including stints as a dog catcher, private investigator, travel agent and mystery shopper, ending with 20 years in various administrative roles within the Provincial Government of British Columbia in Canada.

Deanna was a buddy participant for the WPC 2013 and describes her buddy as “a sister from another mother”!  Deanna is excited to bring her “joie de vivre” to the Buddy Program and looks forward to meeting all the buddies at the WPC 2016 in Portland Oregon.

  Robert Davis (Canada): Robert was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in January 2008. He has been the City of Toronto’s Supervisor of Public Consultation since 1992 and has been on long term disability since December 2010. As Supervisor he managed 14 full time staff who ran almost 300 public events per year for a range of City divisions including solid waste, water, planning the Toronto Transit Commission and transportation services. Robert also spent two secondments doing special work in 2004-05 running the Metropolis Immigration Settlement Conference and in 2009 developing and implementing Social Media protocols for City Clerks.
   June Ritar (Australia):
 Tamara & Conder Seaholtz (United States):




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