The Partnership Network Membership

The Partnership Network Membership

Our members are working together to develop strategies, programs, and materials to overcome the key obstacles we uncover that prevent minority groups from being fully represented in MS research.

Organizational Partners

Accelerated Cure Project

Hollie Schmidt, M.S. , Vice President of Scientific Operations

Feinstein Kean Healthcare

Monique LaRocque, M.P.H. Senior Vice President

Melissa Glim, M.P.H. Account Director

MANA, A National Latina Organization

Amy L. Hinojosa, President & CEO

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA)

Gina Ross Murdoch, President & CEO

National Black Nurses Association

Erica Davis, RN Neurology Nurse

National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)

Minerva Campos, M.D., MPH Board Member

National Minority Quality Forum

Laura Lee Hall, Ph.D. COO, Sustainable Health Communities

Gary Puckrein, Ph.D. President & CEO

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Debra Frankel, M.S., O.T.R., Vice President of Health Care Access Initiatives

Industry Partners


Terrie Livingston, Pharm.D. Senior Director, Medical and Value Based Outcomes Team

Jeffery Smith, M.S., M.B.A. Director, Patient Advocacy


Damian Fiore, Pharm.D. Senior Medical Science Director

Daniel Machemer, Ph.D. Associate Director, Scientific Collaborations

Individual Partners

Lilyana Amezcua, M.D., M.S. Assistant Professor of Neurology, USC Health Sciences Los Angeles

Shawn Feliciano-Garber Patient Advocate, Hiking for MS Sonoita, AZ

Daniela A. Pimentel Maldonado, M.D., Resident Physician, University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester, MA

April Moreno, PhD, MPA, CAHIMS, NLM Biomedical Informatics Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Diego

Anita Williams, M.S. Patient Advocate, Principle Strategist, and Owner, The Beta Pond Aurora, CO

Mitzi Joi Williams, M.D. Neurologist MS Specialist Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta