Jena E. Abernathy of Witt/Kieffer Joins The Parkinson's Foundation's Board of Directors

Jena E. Abernathy, senior partner and managing partner/chair of Board Services for executive search firm Witt/Kieffer, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Parkinson’s Foundation, joining an esteemed group of leaders. Among her varied roles as a Board member, Abernathy will help recruit more diverse members and improve internal governance.

“I am proud that the Parkinson’s Foundation has tapped Jena for this important role,” said Andrew Chastain, president and CEO, Witt/Kieffer. “Our mission at Witt/Kieffer is to serve organizations committed to improving quality of life, and the Parkinson’s Foundation works tirelessly for those affected by the disease. Jena’s energy, business expertise and strong background in corporate governance make her a true asset.”

Witt/Kieffer works with organizations and foundations in the healthcare, academic medicine, education, not-for-profit, and life sciences sectors to identify transformative leaders.

“It is an honor to serve the Parkinson’s Foundation and its constant pursuit of improving care and advancing research toward a cure,” Abernathy said. “This is a disease that has impacted my own family. My board position allows me to put my skills and passion to use and take a proactive role in fighting Parkinson’s.”

A complete list of the Parkinson’s Foundation’s Board of Directors is available at