Can Do MS is an organization driven by a deep passion and commitment to help people live their best lives with MS. Our highly qualified leadership team, governed by a board of directors comprised of business professionals and MS advocates and staffed by some of the leading professionals in the MS field, all share the core belief that everyone has the power to live their best life with MS. Each plays a critical role in helping us fulfill our mission. From stewardship to administration, fundraising and program delivery, our mission is only as successful as the individuals behind it.

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    Chief Executive Officer

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    Douglas C. Baird

    Director of Finance & Operations

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    Anne L. Gilbert

    Director of Programs

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    Lauri O'Brien

    Director of Development

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    Alisa Santiesteban

    Director of Marketing & Communications

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    Brian Thompson

    Senior Programs and Legal Compliance Manager

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    Laura Coyne

    Senior Programs Manager

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    Alessandra Iuppa

    Database Manager

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    Kirsten Hjelmstad

    Corporate Relations Manager

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    Louise Duncan

    Events Manager

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    Rachael Protas

    Content Marketing Manager

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    Holly Tharaldson

    Programs Manager

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    Krista Barnes

    Programs Coordinator

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    Cari Fehler

    Programs Associate

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    Pam Lee

    Accounting Assistant

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    Roz Kalb, PhD

    Senior Programs Consultant

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    Mandy Rohrig, PT, DPT

    Senior Programs Consultant

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    Flor Vasquez

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    David E. Jones, MD, FAAN

    Chair

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    Lisa Mattis

    Chief Executive Officer

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    Richard Kelly

    Vice Chair

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    Erin Murphy

    Secretary

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    Tyler Hamilton

    Member

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    Blaze Heuga

    Member

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    Robin Kelly

    Member

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    Bernice Kuca

    Member

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    Adrah Leitner

    Member

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    Kate Olson

    Member

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    Randy Schapiro, MD

    Member

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    Ben W. Thrower, MD

    Member

Exercise Physiologists & Specialists
Blake Burdett, ES, Stockbridge, GA
Keith Engelke, Ph.D, San Diego, CA
Terri Goodman, MS, Avon, CO
Marina Moldavskiy, ES, Atlanta, GA
Terri Nelson, Lakewood, CO
Alexander Ng, Ph.D, FACSM, Wauwatosa, WI
Elizabeth Thomas, ES, Stone Mountain, GA
Christopher Wells, ES, Jonesboro, GA
Andrea White, Ph.D, Salt Lake City, UT

Occupational Therapists
Beth Bullard, OTR, Fort Collins, CO
Anna Cotton, OTR, Edwards, CO
Maureen Devereaux, OTR/L, CES, Minneapolis, MN
Cindy Gackle, OTR/L, MSCS, Lake Elmo, MN
Juliann Hanson, OTR, Elizabeth, CO
Laura Kingston, OTR/L, Portland, OR
Ann Mullinix, OTR/L, Minneapolis, MN
Stephanie Nolan, OTR/L, Norfolk, VA
Mary Jo Rajek, OT/L, MSCS, Gleason, WI
Stephanie Singleton, OTD, OTR/L, Rio Rancho, NM
Linda Walls, OTR, Ellicott City, MD

Speech and Language Pathologists
Janet DeClark, MA, CCC-SLP, Pismo Beach, CA
Pamela H. Miller, MA, CCC-SLP, MSCS, Lafayette, CO
Dalise Robinson, MS-CCC-SLP, Atlanta, GA
Bonnie Schaude, MA, CCC-SLP, Atlanta, GA

Mental Health Professionals
Meghan Beier, Ph.D, Baltimore, MD
Lucille Carriere, Ph.D, Murfreesboro, TN
Peggy Crawford, Ph.D, Bath, ME
Samantha Domingo, Psy.D, Corvallis, OR
David Engstrom, Ph.D, Scottsdale, AZ
Abbey J. Hughes, Ph.D, Havre de Grace, MD
Rosalind Kalb, Ph.D, West Bath, ME
Deborah M. Miller, Ph.D, LISW, Cleveland Heights, OH
Ken Nowack, Ph.D, Santa Monica, CA
Pilar Poal, Ph.D, Wayne, PA
Matthew Sacco, Ph.D, Independence, OH
Linda Trettin, Ph.D, Folsom, CA
Pearl Werfel, Ph.D, San Francisco, CA

Registered Nurses
Aliza Ben-Zacharia, DrNP, ANP, MSCN, New York, NY
Cheryl Blaschuk, RN, FNP, MSN, Wauwatosa, WI
Denise Bruen, ANP-BC, MSN, MSCN, Charlottesville, VA
Stephanie Buxhoeveden, MSCN, MSN, FNP-BC, Mechanicsville, VA
Priscilla Darwin, APRN, FNP-C, CMSN, San Antonio, TX
Kathleen Healey, APNP, Ph.D, Omaha, NE
Lynsey Lakin, MSN, NP-C, MSCS, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Lynn Stazzone, RN, BSN, MSN, NP, Boston, MA
Brenda S. Tobin, RN, MSCN, Springfield, VA
Tracy Walker, NP, WOC, Atlanta, GA
Megan Weigel, DNP, ARNP-C, MSCN, Jacksonville Beach, FL
Jamie Wolf, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, APNP, MSCN, Brookfield, WI

Registered Dietitians
Mona Bostick, RDN, CSO, LDN, Greensboro, NC
Denise Nowack, RD, Santa Monica, CA
Baldwin Sanders, MS, RD, LDN, Sylva, NC

Physical Therapists

Debbie Backus, PT, Ph.D, FACRM, Roswell, GA
Anneke Bender, MPT, Atlanta, GA
Anna Berry, PT, DPT, Decatur, GA
Patty Bobryk, MHS, PT, MSCS, Steamboat Springs, CO
Kathy Bolstorff, MSPT, NCS, Austin, TX
Courtney Capwell, DPT, MSCS, Greene, RI
Kit Concilus, PT, MS, OCS, Pittsburgh, 
Gary Crandall, MS, PT, Voorhees, NJ
Laurie De Mayo, MS PT, Ligonier, PA
Ian Flannery, PT, DPT, Atlanta, GA
Deb Gee, MA, PTA, Lakewood, CO
Beth Gibson, PT, Tucson, AZ
D. Michele Harrison, PT, ATRIC, ATP, Denver, CO
Mary Kay Hausladen Foley, PT, GCFP, Hailey, ID
Elissa Held Bradford, PT, Ph.D, NCS, MSCS, St. Louis, MO
Nicole Kohlert, PT, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Susan Kushner, MS, PT, Valencia, PA
Peiting Lien, PT, DPT, NCS, Lutherville, MD
Jonathan Melbourn, PT, DPT Atlanta, GA
Stephen Molloy, PT, OCS, Cincinnati, OH
Chris Nesbitt, MPT, Pain Specialist, Atlanta, GA
Judy Overmyer, PT, Grand Rapids, MI
Tammy G. Roehrs, PT, MA, NCS, Fort Calhoun, NE
Mandy Rohrig, PT, DPT, MSCS, Omaha, NE
Angela Rosenberg, PT, DrPH, BCC, Pittsboro, NC
Maria Rundell, PT, DPT, MSCS, Colorado Springs, CO
Kathy San Martino, PT, NCS, MSCS, CLT, ATP, Sierra Madre, CA
Lindie Schreiner, PTA, Omaha, NE
Matt Sutliff, PT, DPT, MSCS, Twinsburg, OH
Victoria Szwajcer, BScPT, RYT, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Jeannie Tatum, MS, PT, Bozeman, MT
Amy Valenta, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, Denver, CO
Jane L. Wetzel, PT, PhD, Wexford , PA
Lynn Williams, PT, Colorado Springs, CO

Physicians
Guy Buckle, MD, MPH, Neurology, Atlanta, GA
Michelle Cameron, MD, PT, Neurology, Portland, OR
Jonathan C. Feeney, MD, Family Practice, Vail, CO
David E. Jones, MD, Neurology, Earlysville, VA
Susan Kalota, MD, Urology, Tucson, AZ
Elizabeth Morrison-Banks, MD, MSEd, Neurology, Riverside, CA
John Schafer, MD, FAAN, Neurology, Carmichael, CA
Karen J. Theriot, MD, Physiatry, Morrison, CO
Ben Thrower, MD, Neurology, Atlanta, GA

Physician Assistant
Amy L. Dix, MPAS, PA-C, MSCS, Prairie Village, KS
Karen Kaye, PA-C, Atlanta, GA

Other Healthcare Specialists
Lynn Albers, Massage, Eagle, CO
Bob Anderson, Palmer Lake, CO