Staff - National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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The Chapter staff is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. We provide comprehensive support services and educational programs to people living with MS, their family and friends, help our many volunteers raise funds to support our local services as well as support the National MS Society’s critical research initiatives and advocate for change.

Alabama-Mississippi Chapter Staff

Jan Bell
Chapter President

Andrew Bell
Vice President, External Affairs

Stephen McGhee
Vice President of Operations

Tracy Tracy
Vice President, Programs & Services

Karen Garber
Case Manager

Laura Pemberton
Marketing and Communications Manager

Kim Bywalski
Office Manager

Mary Emily Yancey
Office Coordinator

Alabama Office:

Marlo Blankenship
Area Coordinator, Gulf Coast
Alabama & Mississippi

Development Manager, Walk MS

Jennifer Ely
Development Manager, Bike MS

Area Coordinator, North Alabama

Cheri Shenefelt
Development Manager
(Individual Giving & Leadership Class)

Aquilla Stanback
Programs Manager
(Advocacy/Media/Public Education)


Mississippi Office:

Phyllis Epps
Programs Manager
(Client Services)

Development Manager, Dinner of Champions

Casey Smith
Development Manager, Mass Market Events
(Bike MS & Walk MS - Mississippi)



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