For APPs By APPs


The Association of Movement Disorder Advanced Practice Providers (AMDAPP™) is a professional network built for APPs by APPs in movement disorders to connect, refuel their inspiration, deep dive into further education, and collaborate to advance care for patients. AMDAPP™ is the only network for movement disorder APPs. Based on available data APPs treating persons with movement disorders are more than 30,000 strong.

AMDAPP’s origins began in 2019 when the Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance (PMD Alliance) recognized the need for an organized, collective network to ensure there is support for an essential part of the Movement Disorder Care & Support Ecosystem©. As a first step, the APProvider™ Advisory Board was created to build a continuum of services including an online discussion group, APP-specific continuing medical education (CME) courses, and a first-of-its-kind APP Congress.

Now, as a stand-alone not-for-profit organization, AMDAPP™ believes the APP whole-person, patient-centric approach to care continues to align closely with the philosophies and practices of PMD Alliance. This synergistic relationship will inform, empower, and enrich APPs and their patients for years to come

We Envision...


  • A care team that fully integrates, recognizes and celebrates the unique offerings and expertise of each care team member.
  • An integrated community consisting exclusively of APPs sharing resources, information and working collaboratively to advance care for those impacted by movement disorders.
  • A field of APPs fully trained, with ongoing education, ensuring the highest level of skill and competency.


Sarah Jones


Meredith Hatcher, PA​


Judy Leuteneker​

Board Member

Zoltan Mari, MD, FAAN​

Board Member

Joan Miravite, DNP​

Board Member

Kelly Papesh, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Executive Director

Kelly is a doctorally-trained and board-certified family nurse practitioner. She has extensive experience as an advanced practice provider in neurology, with over seven years of experience managing and specializing in movement disorders.

Meet our Executive Director

“I am so proud to represent AMDAPP and the community of NPs & PAs working in movement disorders. There is a clear need for our community of peers to connect, share resources and experiences, and to elevate the APP within the multidisciplinary team.  AMDAPP is the home for APPs to find just that!”

  “Stay connected, be inspired! ”  – Kelly