About the Author

W. Stanton Smith is a Person with Parkinsonís (PWP) having been diagnosed in November 1999. He is the Co-Founder of the Greenville Area Parkinson Society, a registered 501(c)3 not for profit and member of the advisory committee to the Neuroscience Institute of the Greenville Hospital System (now known as Prisma Health). His wife, Roz, is his Care Partner (CP). They have been married for over 40 years and reside in the Greenville, SC area. They are both members of the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Greenville, SC and its Sanctuary Choir. Roz and Stan actively support the Greenville Symphony Orchestra (GSO) where Roz serves as a board member. They are members of the Guild of the GSO of which Roz is a past president.

Stan was in the business world for 36+ years. For most of his career he served in senior Human Resources positions with professional services firms. He was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. Professionally he is a recognized expert in intergenerational communication issues in the workplace.

In November 2010, Stan Smith published his second book, Decoding Generational Differences Changing Your MindsetÖWithout Losing Your Mind. In this book Stan expands on extensive research conducted during the previous decade to help executives, parents, and teachers understand gen y and how to effectively communicate with this new generation in the workplace.

Since the founding of GAPS in 2012, Stan has devoted his energies to building awareness of the services that GAPS offers to the Parkinson community in Upstate South Carolina. He is an active member of the GAPS board.

Rosalind Lewis-Smith

For nearly 30 years Roz worked as a senior professional in the marketing research business working on major global brands. She was born in China and lived in Washington D.C. and Rome, Italy as a child. She spent her teen years in the Poughkeepsie, NY area and attended the Oakwood School. She holds bachelorís and masterís degrees from Cornell University.

Contact Information:

Stan and/or Roz can be contacted at wstantonsmithllc@gmail.com