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Executive Directors

Jules Kuperberg

Jules KuperbergJules Kuperberg is Co-Executive Director of the MSF. A graduate of Northern Michigan University and a seasoned business executive, he has served in various capacities since joining in 1991. Jules takes great pride in his involvement in the evolution of the MSF from that of a regional agency into a multidimensional national service organization. His responsibilities include overseeing fund development and general operations.

Jules developed MSF’s national campaign center, one of the few outbound fundraising and public awareness call centers in the nation directly owned and managed by a charitable organization. Jules was among the founders of the Multiple Sclerosis Coalition, an affiliation of leading MS organizations dedicated to fighting MS through various collaborative initiatives. He currently serves as its vice president and treasurer.

A cohost of the MSF online educational video series, Living Well with MS, his greatest satisfaction comes from the effect the MSF has had in people’s lives through the years. 

Alan Segaloff

Alan SegaloffAlan Segaloff is Co-Executive Director of the MSF. He is a graduate of Boston University and was awarded CPA certificates by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Florida. Alan has served as an advisor and board member to several nonprofit organizations, member of the University of Washington’s Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He previously served as vice president of the MS Coalition. Alan’s responsibility includes overseeing the programs and services provided by the MSF along with the financial operations of the Foundation.


Departmental Management 

  • Kasey Minnis - Director of Operations and Communications
  • Natalie Blake - Director of Programs and Services
  • Nathalie Sloane - Development Director 

Board of Directors

Members of the MSF Board of Directors serve voluntarily and receive no compensation. Formal meetings are conducted each year to facilitate their responsibility for the organization’s stewardship and oversight. Adherence to a conflict of interest policy is mandatory for membership.

Current MSF Board of Directors

  • Eric Schenck
    President, Director
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Charles Eader
    Vice President, Treasurer, Director
    Bedminster, New Jersey
  • John Blackstock
    Secretary, Director
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Greg Stein
    Columbus, Ohio
  • William Sheehan
    Chicago, Illinois
  • G. Mark Shalloway, Esq.
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Elaine J. LaFlamme, Esq.
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Healthcare Advisory Panel

The Healthcare Advisory Panel is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and relevance of all medical and health-related information the MSF provides.

  • Ben Wade Thrower, M.D. - Neurology, MSF Senior Medical Advisor
  • Daniel Kantor, M.D. - Neurology
  • Aaron L. Boster, M.D. - Neurology
  • David E. Jones, M.D. - Neurology
  • Greg R. Zarelli, M.D. - Neurology
  • Annette F. Okai, M.D. - Neurology
  • Darin T. Okuda, M.D. - Neurology
  • Constance B. Easterling, MSN, ARNP, MSCN - MS Nursing
  • Lara M. Stepleman, Ph.D. - Psychology
  • Traci Seidman, Ph.D. - Psychology
  • Ellen Whipple Guthrie, Pharm.D. - Pharmacology
  • Jennie Q. Lou, M.D., MSc - Neuro-rehabilitation
  • Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc, NCS, MSCS - Physical Therapy
  • Marissa A. Barrerra, MS.M.Phil., MSCS, CCC-SLP - Speech Language Pathology


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