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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

Andrew Bell
Chapter President

Stephen McGhee
Vice President of Operations

Laura Pemberton
Marketing and Communications Manager

Mary Emily Yancey
Office Coordinator

Alabama Office:

Jennifer Ely
Director of Development

Deanna Deschenes
Development Manager, Walk MS

Debra Bower
Community Engagement Coordinator, North Alabama

Cheri Shenefelt
Development Manager
(Individual Giving & Leadership Class)

Aquilla Stanback
Senior Manager, Client Services

Mississippi Office:

Mandy Ferrington
Director, Individual Giving

Maribeth Gibson
Development Manager, Walk MS and Bike MS- Mississippi

Shelli Poole
Community Engagement Coordinator, North Mississippi


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