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Hispanic/Latino Advisory Council


The National MS Society’s Hispanic Latino Advisory Council advises and supports the Society on the best approaches to reaching and engaging the Hispanic/Latino community.

The Hispanic/Latino Advisory Council

Victor M. Rivera, MD, FAAN

  • Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine; Founding Director, Maxine Mesinger Multiple Sclerosis Clinic
  • Volunteer; Lifetime Achievement Award 2013; South Central Region Board of Trustees; South Central Region Clinical Advisory Committee

Lilyana Amezcua, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology; University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine; MS Comprehensive Care Center USC, CA
  • Volunteer, National MS Society, Southern California and Nevada Chapter

Magdalena Castro-Lewis

  • Vice President for Programs, National Alliance for Hispanic Health
  • Volunteer, Washington DC

Alicia M. Conill, MD

  • CEO, Conill Institute for Chronic Illness; Clinical Associate Professor Department of Medicine (retired) at University of Pennsylvania
  • Volunteer, Former member of the National MS Society Board of Directors

Karen Dresbach

  • Chapter President, National MS Society, South Florida Chapter

Ron Durán, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean for Administration, School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, CA
  • Volunteer, California

Jennifer Gomez-Chavez, MA

  • Director, Student Academic Success, Office of the Provost, The University of New Mexico
  • Volunteer; Government Relations Committee, South Central Region

Elida Greinel, RN

  • Clinical Coordinator, University of New Mexico MS Center, NM
  • Volunteer,  South Central Region

Raul N. Mandler, MD

  • Neurologist, North Bethesda,  MD
  • Volunteer, Maryland

Melissa Ortega, MD

  • University of Miami MS Center, FL
  • Volunteer; South Florida Chapter

Richard Padro, MA

  • Dean of Students, Dr. Daniel Hale Williams Middle School for the Visual and Performing Arts (MS 180), Bronx, NY)
  • Volunteer, New York

Roy Rangel

  • Chapter President, National MS Society, Georgia Chapter

Moyra Rondon, LCSW

  • Senior Director,  Counseling Programs and Hispanic Outreach, National MS Society, New York City- Southern New York Chapter


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