|Dr. Roger Cooke – Inland Northwest
Dr. Roger Cooke, a neurologist has been a strong leader and advocate for people with MS and the National MS Society for over 25 years. His knowledge, experience and passion for research have provided us with continued support and leadership of the Clinical Advisory committee, the Board of Directors and the Chapter.
|Deena Lisak - Michigan
Deena Lisak brings to her volunteer roles a broad nursing knowledge base and a kindness that touches hearts. She has a commitment to people with MS across the continuum of care including: speaking at programs for those newly diagnosed, facilitating her award-winning Ask-the-Nurse program, attending the MS Achievement Center weekly as a volunteer nurse, and participating in the Long Term Care Task Force.
|Judy Soderberg - Minnesota
For nearly three decades, Judy Soderberg has worked passionately to improve the quality of life for people with MS. In 1985, she helped launch a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive MS center. As a leading advocate for the MS community, Judy empowers people touched by the disease to be their own advocates.
|Aliza Ben-Zacharia, MSN, ANP-BC – New York City
As an MS-certified nurse practitioner, Aliza has provided an extraordinary example of clinical and educational leadership by winning two volunteer recognition awards, contributing to multiple NMSS educational publications, and presenting keynote talks at numerous nurse and patient education programs. As an MS nurse leader, Aliza has mentored 3 new nurses through the Janet Pearce and Dystel Nurse Fellowship programs.
|Richard M. Ransohoff, M.D. – Ohio Buckeye
Richard M. Ransohoff, M.D. has been helping the MS community for more than 25 years. He treats patients with MS and conducts MS-related research at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. His involvement with the Society includes serving on the Chapter’s Board of Trustees, chairing the Clinical Advisory Committee, and being an active member on several NMSS committees.