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 Wendy Booker is a life-long adventurer, author, speaker and advocate within the global MS community.  Wendy has 17 years of experience in patient advocacy, community engagement, marketing communications, media, events and public affairs in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical sector.  Over the years she has anchored a wide variety of patient relations campaigns, corporate events, community engagement initiatives, training sessions, media campaigns, fundraisers and public relations functions.  Her unique skill set incorporates company mission and philosophies with varied global experiences and challenges, while leveraging connections to patient communities, non-profits and healthcare industry partners.


Peg McCormick  is  a  nurse  and  a  psychotherapist.  She  has  a  private  practice  in  Denver,  CO  where  she  works  with  people  affected  by  life-threatening  or  life-changing  serious  illness.

Amy Lane, OTR/L, CDRS, is an occupational therapist and a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist from the University of Pittsburgh.



 Laura Baldassari, MD, from the Cleveland Clinic is a physician who is completing a fellowship or advanced training in neuroimmunology and multiple sclerosis.

 Richard M. Cohen is an award-winning journalist and author of two New York Times best-sellers, including a memoir detailing his life with multiple sclerosis. His career as a senior producer at CBS and CNN earned him numerous awards, including three Emmys and a Peabody award. He currently lives in New York with his wife, TV personality and talk show host, Meredith Vieira.

Danielle Walker is a renowned food blogger and New York Times best-selling author of the Paleo cookbook “Against All Grain.”  Having to deal with a diagnosis of an autoimmune disease at only twenty-two years old, and unable to alleviate her symptoms with conventional medicine, she eventually came to the conclusion that she had to remove grains, lactose, legumes, and refined sugars from her diet. When she realized that there were many others out there struggling with the same issues, she combined her culinary skills and love for food with an equal love for journalism in a campaign to end her own agony and become a source of hope for others suffering from all types of diseases and allergies.


Francois Bethoux, MD  is currently director of rehabilitation services at the Mellen Center for MS Treatment and Research at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Bethoux is a principal or co-investigator in a number of research studies in the area of multiple sclerosis rehabilitation, ambulation, and spasticity management. Dr. Bethoux’s work has been published in many peer-reviewed medical journals. Dr Bethoux also authored several book chapters and co-edited a book on outcome measures for rehabilitation.


David J. Levinthal, MD, PhD,  is a gastroenterologist from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.


Matthew H. Sutliff, PT, DPT, MSCS, is a physical therapist from the Cleveland Clinic who has a focus on multiple sclerosis.



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