|Janice Park – Greater Delaware Valley
Janice Park makes a tremendous impact on local people living with MS as the organizer and leader of the “Let’s Talk MS” self-help group. She leads “JP Walkers,” the top fundraising team at her Walk MS site, and is an avid Bike MS champion. She also is enthusiastically taking on the role of an MS advocate and has signed up dozens of people for Action Alerts and written hundreds of letters to her legislators.
|Sharon Looney – Inland Northwest
During the past 20 years, Sharon has been an active volunteer, talking to others about MS and raising funds to find a cure. With her winning smile and big heart she has helped others increase their understanding of MS and provided emotional support to hundreds of people over the years.
|Rana Russell – Lone Star
Diagnosed with MS in 1995, Rana Russell serves on the Board of Trustees, Clinical Advisory Committee, Chapter Programs Committee, Quality of Life Task Force and Government Relations Committee. A family nurse practitioner, Rana works on the advocacy front through HAVA (Accessible Voting Project). Rana is a top fundraiser, MS Ambassador, Self-Help Group Leader and instructor of an aquatics class for those living with MS.
|Becky and Lester Ranson – Mid Atlantic
Becky and Lester have been leading a highly successful Self-help group for newly diagnosed for over nine years. They have also volunteered as camp counselors, led teams of volunteers during MS Service Day and participate in the local community walk each year. Lester has participated in the 50 mile Challenge Walk and both he and Becky have volunteered. Lester and Becky give generously of themselves and their time to serve people living with MS.
|Dave Anderson – Minnesota
Dave Anderson is an active self-help group facilitator and public education volunteer. He served on the National Programs Advisory Committee and several Minnesota Chapter committees. A key member of MSWorld for nearly 10 years, Dave serves as primary technical support and leads design, training and launch efforts for a new Website. Dave also founded the Brainerd Lakes Chapter of Fishing Has No Boundaries, which provides anglers with disabilities a weekend of fishing and socialization.
|Susan West – New York City
For the past 21 years ago, Susan has been a committed partner with the NYC chapter, available for community outreach and public education. She has given her time selflessly as a peer counselor, self help group leader and support group peer co-leader. Her generosity of spirit, positive attitude and common sense has been an invaluable resource to the many members’ lives she has touched.
|Janet Cordell – Oklahoma
For 11 years, Janet Cordell has championed the cause of people in rural Oklahoma with MS. She has consistently worked to improve the quality of life, quality of care and access to care of an often-overlooked population. She is the founder of both the Enid Walk MS and the Enid MS Support Group, and travels to nursing homes educating their staff about MS. She has increased transportation availability and educates general practitioners about MS.