The National MS Society, Mid America Chapter is pleased to announce Jenna Neher has accepted the position of Chapter President. Jenna’s history with the Society spans eleven years serving in a variety of roles in the Upper Midwest Chapter, Minneapolis, where she led teams in corporate development, public outreach and education, advocacy, volunteer engagement, and strategic alignment. Jenna had responsibility for nearly $1 million in revenue annually plus recruiting, training, and cultivating 5,000 volunteers.
“Jenna brings experience, enthusiasm, and knowledge to the Mid America Chapter. She cares deeply about people with MS and will serve with passion and dedication,” said John Snyder, Mid America Chapter Board Chair. “The board is confident Jenna will be successful in her new position and we look forward to watching her success!”
Jenna will assume the position on December 7, 2015. She holds a Master’s of Public Health in Community Health Education and an undergraduate degree in Advertising and Public Relations.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, 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. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. 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 with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide.
About The National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. In 2014 alone, through our comprehensive nationwide network of programs and services, the Society devoted $122.2 million to help more than one million individuals connect to the people, information and resources they need. To move closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $50.2 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Learn more at nationalMSsociety.org. Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800-344- 4867.