May 09, 2013
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||CONTACT: Susan Ashline|
|May 9, 2013||OFFICE: 1-585-271-0805 (x70344)|
The National MS Society Upstate New York Chapter Welcomes New Board Members
Elmira, NY – The National MS Society Upstate New York Chapter welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors. Jennifer McKenzie, of Elmira, is a physical therapist at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls and co-owner of Finger Lakes Distilling in Burdett. She received her Master of Physical Therapy from Ithaca College and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical University. McKenzie is an active fundraiser for the Society and each year participates in Challenge Walk MS, a 50 kilometer walk in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, which falls on September 7 and 8 this year.
Pamela W. Salisbury, of Syracuse, is a nurse practitioner, Sr. Medical Science Liaison at Genzyme in Syracuse, which is a pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for multiple sclerosis. She obtained her nursing degrees at SUNY Upstate College of Nursing.
These new members bring expertise, ambition and momentum to the Society and the current Board of Directors chaired by Thomas D. Muller.
With these additions, the Upstate New York Chapter now consists of 18 members. Continuing board members include:
Thomas D. Muller, Chair; Senior Vice President/Director of Sales and Service, The Lyons National Bank
Christine Sisto Mertes, Vice Chair; Principal/Owner of Capital Affairs, LLC
James J. Smith, Vice Chair; Secretary, retired
Charles Cleary, Board Treasurer; retired
Steven V. Modica, Esq., immediate past Board Chair; Partner, Modica & Associates
Kathy A. Birk, M.D.; retired
Mark Boucher; retired
Anthony M. Cortina, Relationship Manager, ESL Federal Credit Union
Keith Edwards, M.D., Empire Neurology River Hill Center
Nancy Tantillo Holtby, Esq.; retired
Bryan Kenny, CPA, Audit Manager, Deloitte and Touche
Richard J. Mengel, CPA, Managing Partner, Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co., LLP
Mitchell Pawluk, Esq., Harris Beach, PLLC
Susan Radzyminski, Director of Marketing, Nanofab Architecture & Engineering
Karen L. Waldron, Board Chair-elect
Julie Short; Vice President Key Center Manager
For more information, contact Susan Ashline, Communications Manager, 585-271-0805 (x70344), Susan.Ashline@nmss.org.
About multiple sclerosis and the National MS Society Upstate New York Chapter: Multiple sclerosis, an often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed. The rate of diagnosis in Upstate New York is about double the national average. MS affects more than 2.1 million people worldwide and more than 12,800 people in the 50-county region served by the Upstate New York Chapter. For more information, visit www.MSupstateny.org.