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Bruce Plotsky

Bruce’s career included all aspects of the software business. As both a Technical Support Specialist and as a Trainer, Bruce wore many hats during his career. In 1998, after discovering a strange pulse in his forearm, Bruce was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease (PD). Bruce continued to work another couple of years for AT&T and took advantage of an early retirement offer. He then accepted a position with Albany Medical Center supporting the needs and direction of the Student Information System used by the College. Bruce’s last job before “officially” retiring was working for New York State, Office of Temporary Disability Assistance (OTDA) as a Project Manager.

Bruce is the past President of the Capital District Parkinson’s Support Group and has been very active within the PD community holding various positions. Bruce has been a participant in four (4) drug trials. As a respected leader in the Parkinson’s community, Bruce has presented numerous times to large groups at Albany Medical Center’s yearly PD Symposium.

Bruce enjoys spending more time with his newly retired spouse. He also enjoys Pickleball (his newest, of many, hobbies!), Friday morning boxing at Schott’s in Albany, Tuesday Dance class with Rachelle, Ping Pong, throwing “the Frisbee”, football, baseball, and cycling on his recumbent trike. Like Bruce says. “You have to keep moving, pushing yourself, and mostly, have fun.” Bruce does have fun!

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