Jeannette Goldstein is the consummate health care professional volunteer. Her deep understanding of insurance choices and community options for people with MS has made her the go to resource for chapter and clients alike. She is a tireless advocate helping her clients obtain the benefits, services and information they need. She is a champion of the comprehensive care model for treating MS and shares her expertise in a range of educational and Society advisory capacities.
Amparo (Amy) Gutierrez, M.D.
Dr. Gutierrez became involved with the Society nine years ago and remains actively engaged in numerous areas of our mission. She has served on the South Central Board of Trustees and Leadership Council since 2008, and the Clinical Advisory Committee since 2004. She speaks at numerous programs including Annual Meetings, North American Education Programs, Golden Circle Events and supports our advocacy efforts. Additionally, Dr. Gutierrez rides in the Louisiana BIKE MS Event and participates with walk team at the New Orleans WALK MS Event.
Dr. Bruce Hughes
Dr. Bruce Hughes — Director of the MS Center at Ruan Neurology Clinic and Research Center; Director of Specialty Medicine at Mercy Hospital; and associate professor at Des Moines University College of Medicine — has 17 years of experience in MS care and research and is dedicated to educating people with MS and care providers. Hughes is also a passionate and ardent supporter of the chapter’s Clinical Advisory Committee, Research Advocate program and Taste of Generosity fundraiser.
Kris Levine is the Neurology Specialty Programs Coordinator at St. Luke's MS Center. She works tirelessly to assist people living with MS in getting the best care possible. Her work with the National MS Society encompasses many activities including serving as a founding member of the Services Committee, Government Relations Committee, Leadership Class, and as captain of a Walk MS team of more than 65 people. . Kris has achieved the Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Certification through the MS Consortium.
Amy Perrin Ross, APN
Amy Perrin Ross, APN, coordinates the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, The International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses, and the Multiple Sclerosis Nursing International Certification Board. Amy is also a member of the Professional Advisory Committee and a Clinical consultant for the National MS Society. She has authored numerous articles on multiple sclerosis.
David J Rintell
David J. Rintell is far more than a licensed Health Service Provider of Psychology. Bilingual, he holds key positions at six prestigious Boston medical institutions, including Harvard Medical School. He sees adult MS clients at the MetroWest MS Center, and pediatric MS families at the Partners Pediatric MS Center at MGH for Children. And, he is Principal Investigator, “Quality of Mental Health Care in Multiple Sclerosis,” and co-investigator, “Harvard MS Natural History Study”.
Angela Rosenberg, PT, DPH
Angela Rosenberg, a physical therapist, Associate Professor and a person living with MS, became the driving force behind the creation of an innovative MS focused education track and scholarship program for physical therapists. The program is now training new physical therapists in specialized care for people living with MS. Dr. Rosenberg’s contribution of knowledge, expertise and influence is ensuring greater access to this specialized care and helping to realize the Society’s strategic response goals.