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The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition Appoints Five New Members to Board of Directors
Date:7/29/2014

Charlotte (PRWEB) July 29, 2014

The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition, a growing nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization has announced the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors. Earlier this year the Coalition announced the election of its executive directors. The MSA Coalition now has 4 Executive Directors, 6 Board members and 2 Physician Advisors. These 12 dedicated volunteers are fully focused on executing The MSA Coalition mission of education, support, advocacy and research funding for the neurological disorder Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). The MSA Coalition also aims to unite the MSA community and work in partnership with like-minded advocates and organizations to eventually defeat multiple system atrophy.

The five new Board members are made up of three former caregivers, one active caregiver, and one MSA patient. Each new member brings unique skill sets, passion, and dedication to the multiple system atrophy cause. In addition, two of the new appointees run their own, well-respected MSA organizations.

  •      Philip Fortier cared for his brother Joseph during his fight with MSA. Upon Joseph’s passing in 2012, Philip started the Defeat MSA Joseph G Fortier Foundation to raise awareness and support MSA research. Philip is an experienced educator and plans to use his position on the Board to increase awareness and educate the community about MSA. Philip is already well known in the MSA community for his tireless campaign with Tim’s MSA Shoe, an iconic symbol of multiple system atrophy.
  •      Lawrence Kellerman (Caregiver Representative) is the first-ever active caregiver to serve on the Board of Directors. He is the proud husband of Mary Colleen, a multiple system atrophy Type C (Cerebellar) patient. Larry holds a PhD in science education and plans to use his first hand experiences with the long and frust
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