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Neuro Challenge Staff


Robyn Faucy, MS Management

Robyn Faucy, MS Management

Organization and Leadership Effectiveness

Executive Director

Robyn Faucy is honored to serve as the Executive Director of the Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's. The Foundation is dedicated to providing education, support and information to persons affected by Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers. Robyn has held leadership roles with American Cancer Society, Sylvan Learning Centers, and most recently the Education Foundation of Sarasota County.

Robyn comes to the organization with an impressive mix of academics, leadership and organizational leadership that includes fundraising, capacity-building, and synergistic partnership development. She is a member of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Leadership Sarasota program. Outside of work Robyn enjoys being near the water, living an active lifestyle and spending time with her loved ones. Her greatest accomplishment and pride and joy is her 15 year old son Armando who is, in her words, her athletic scholar.

Photo Credit: Lynn Elkes/Selwin Photos, Inc.


Carisa Campanella, BA Communications

Carisa Campanella, BA Communications

ACSM and ACE Certified

Program Manager

Prior to her position at Neuro Challenge, Carisa has had long-standing careers in mental health and pharmaceuticals.

Carisa became a volunteer with Neuro Challenge Foundation in 2012, and the following year accepted a full-time position as the South Sarasota and Charlotte Counties Care Advisor for Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s. She is nationally certified as a Health Coach, Personal Trainer and Spinning Instructor; and is a graduate of the 2016 class of Leadership Sarasota County.

In her role as Program Manager, Carisa is committed to implementing Parkinson’s education and support events of the highest standard for our community.

Photo Credit: Lynn Elkes/Selwin Photos, Inc.


Karla Brody, MSSW (Master of Science in Social Work)

Karla Brody, MSSW (Master of Science in Social Work)

Sarasota County Care Advisor

Karla joined the Neuro Challenge Foundation team in late 2016 as Care Advisor for the Sarasota County area. Prior to this appointment, her career background included positions with several non-profit organizations in Florida and Tennessee. Her areas of specialty include elder care and mental health services and advocacy, as well as volunteer management.

Outside of work, Karla enjoys spending time outdoors, gardening, reading, and volunteering at Nate’s Honor Rescue. Her immediate family includes her husband Marc and their rescue dog, Gracie, as well as two adult sons who reside outside the southwest Florida area.

Photo Credit: Lynn Elkes/Selwin Photos, Inc.


Cindy Underwood

Cindy Underwood

Manatee & Pinellas County Care Advisor

Cindy is the Care Advisor for Manatee and Pinellas County. Prior to her being appointed Care Advisor she served as the Director of Volunteer Services and Community Outreach at JFCS of the Suncoast in Sarasota. Cindy brings both non-profit and healthcare experience to the NCF team. She served in the AmeriCorps and is a Red Cross Disaster Volunteer and a FEMA Reservist.

In her spare time, she helps manage her son’s soccer & track team and enjoys running, biking and swimming.


Michelle Gambler

Michelle Gambler

Event Manager


Traci Willingham

Traci Willingham

Office Manager