Welcome to our website! We are the Team Fox Young Professionals of DC, a group of 20 and 30 somethings with a variety of different backgrounds, who came together with a common passion to support The Michael J. Fox Foundation and the goal of finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. A personal connection to Parkinson’s disease inspired many of the founding members, but the Team Fox YP DC has expanded to include those who haven’t been directly impacted by PD but want to help speed a cure.

Join us in the effort to eliminate Parkinson’s disease in our lifetime!

Meet The 2016 Board

Max Bluestein

Max Bluestein

Co-Chair

Max is the research director at a national security focused think tank in DC and has a B.A. from the University of Georgia and an M.A. from Ben Gurion University in Israel. He chairs, writes, volunteers, and serves on committees for many events and organizations, but MJFF is particularly close to his heart as Max lost his father to Parkinson’s Disease. He has a ton of great ideas for fun events in the future, so stay tuned.

Lizzie Berkovitz

Lizzie Berkovitz

Co-Chair

Lizzie is a consultant who has lived in DC since 2013. She is a graduate of Purdue university. She learned about Team Fox when her mom ran the Chicago marathon for MJFF. Since moving to DC, she got involved in the Team Fox Young Professionals of DC in honor of her Grandpa Dick, who had PD. She’s passionate about growing the Team Fox YPDC community. Outside of her day job, Lizzie enjoys fitness, reading, and Cleveland Sports.

Matt Lattman

Matt Lattman

Communications Chair

Matt first joined Team Fox in 2012 to run the New York Marathon in memory of his dad, who had suffered from PD. Since then, he is onto his 4th Team Fox marathon and joined the YP board in 2015. By day, Matt runs a marketing team for a large financial institution and graduated from The University of Pennsylvania with undergraduate degrees in Economics and Civil Engineering and an MBA from The Wharton School. In his spare time, Matt is usually running around DC or enjoying good wine, food, or craft beer.

Clayton Rupp

Membership Chair
Erica Stratmann

Erica Stratmann

Membership Co-Chair

Erika was inspired to join Team Fox by her father who fights PD every day with fortitude and humor. She works for a large non-profit in D.C., and has a BSW from West Virginia University and MSW & MPA degrees from the University of South Carolina. Erika enjoys baking, travel and spending time in the great outdoors with her husband, mentee, friends and family.

Zeenia Irani

Zeenia Irani

Communications and Outreach Chair

Zeenia joined Team Fox DC due to her committment to find a cure for her father as well as the millions of people living with Parkinson’s disease in the world today.

Zeenia is responsible for helping mobilize U.S. support for the World Food Program. She is a proud Californian who graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a double major in Political Science and International Relations. She enjoys hiking, politics, being a self-proclaimed foodie and pugs.