Oct 02, 2012
Each year, local volunteers are nominated to receive national recognition for their outstanding service to the National MS Society. Detailed nomination forms are submitted for each candidate to volunteer review panels from around the country, and they have the challenging job of selecting the final honorees.
The New York City-Southern New York Chapter is proud to announce three inductees from our chapter, who have proven committment to our mission and the Society by donating their time and resources to help us spread awareness about MS, and improve the quality of life for those impacted by the disease. Our local volunteer inductees are:
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.
Ann Marie Johnson
Ann Marie Johnson was diagnosed with MS in 2002 and has not stopped giving since. She has made herself available in person, print and video to help educate people about living with MS, particularly becoming a spokesperson for African Americans with MS. As a peer counselor to those newly diagnosed, raising awareness , raising funds, and advocating for change, Ann Marie’s endless enthusiasm and support for the National MS Society and our mission is contagious.
Dr. Salzer is Professor and Co-Director of the Center of Excellence for Multiple Sclerosis Departments of Cell Biology and Neurology at NYU. In addition, he is the Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program. Dr. Salzer completed his residency training in neurology at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and has authored and co-authored numerous articles. Dr. Salzer is currently investigating the signals required to drive new myelin sheath formation in MS, including the potential role of stem cells in the brain, as strategies for myelin repair.
For more information on the volunteer hall of fame, click here.