The Chapter Programs Committee (CPC) is comprised of professionals from a variety of fields, including individuals with MS, who work in partnership with the Programs staff. They assist the Chapter with strategic planning to support staff in decision making and implementation of programs and services. They ensure we provide the highest quality offerings to those affected by multiple sclerosis.
Chapter Programs Committee Chair:
Deanna Markley, RPT
Mary Ellen Wychulis
The Clinical Advisory Committee (CAC) is comprised of healthcare professionals from the region who partner with the Programs staff to provide excellent programs and services to people with MS, their families and other healthcare professionals. This includes educational programs related to symptom management and wellness, research learning opportunities and professional education.
Clinical Advisory Committee Chair:
Sharon Lynch, M.D.
Neurologist; Professor; KU Neurology Foundation
Sara Baker, SLP
MSAC Administrator at Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, Speech Therapist
Neurology Consultants of Kansas, Nurse Practitioner
Christine Boutwell, M.D.
Neurologist at St. Lukes Neurology
Jared Bruce, PhD
Neuropsychologist at University of Missouri – Kansas City
University of Kansas Medical Center, Dept of Rehab Medicine, Physiatrist; St. John's-Mercy Hospital & Clinics
Joan McMahon, MSA BSN CRRN NC
Spinal Cord Program Coordinator, Rehab nurse
Dr. Stephen Miller
Atul Patel, M.D.
Physiatrist, Kansas City Bone and Joint Clinic
Primary Care Physician at Horton Rural Health Clinic
Deborah Sobotka, APRN
Neuroscience Institute Saint Luke's Neurological Consultations, Nurse Practitioner-Neurology
Ronald Youman, M.D.
University of Nebraska Medical Center; Neurological, Neurologist