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Board of Trustees


The Board of Trustees is an elected group of volunteers responsible for ensuring the Society achieves its mission and fulfills its strategic plan by engaging the community, building MS awareness, expanding financial resources, and bring others into the MS movement.

Matthew Caplan

Caplan & Associates, P.C.

Helen Myers

Vice Chair
Dow Chemical Company

Mr. Bart Huthwaite, Jr.

Ernst & Young LLP

Mr. Michael C. Killian

Chair, Governance Committee
Retired Vice President, Marketing & Public Affairs
Retired, Beaumont Hospitals

Mr. Steven Englehart

Vice President for Financial Performance
5/3rd Bank

Rany Aburashed, DO

Memorial Institute for Neurosciences and Multiple Sclerosis

Harlori Bains, MD

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

Mr. Michael Brady, Esq.

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Mirela Cerghet, MD, PhD

Department of Neurology
Henry Ford Hospital

Julie Hirsch

Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler

Burt Jordan

Retired, Ford Motor Company

Lisa McRipley, MA

Dean Munger

General Motors

Marcus Oden

Ford Motor Company

Robert Schnell


Mr. Martin Shoushanian

Versacom, Inc.

Len Wiles


Hon. Michael Gadola

Michigan Court of Appeals
Emeritus Member

Robert Lisak, MD, FAAN, FRCP

Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Detroit Medical Center
Emeritus Member


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