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

Sara Loud, CEO

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

Marie Legrand, Director of Education, Healthcare Relations & Grant Management

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

Tom Wallace, Managing Director of Community Health Data Service

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Doris Lill, Director of Healthcare Access

Industry Partners


Sharon Allin, Sr. Manager, Feasibility, Enrollment and Retention Optimization

Minita Shah-Mara, Head, Global Diversity and Inclusion

Kate Wilson, Associate Director, Feasibility, Enrollment & Retention Optimization

EMD Serono

Terrie Livingston, Head of Patient Outcomes & Solutions, North America Medical Affairs


Melissa Gonzales, PhD., Inclusion Principal, External Partnering

Ashish Kothari, MD, MBA, Medical Director, Neuroscience

Jessica Priest, Sr. Medical Science Liaison

Gerren Wilson, Head, Patient Partnerships

Sanofi Genzyme

Melissa Dupont, Patient Network Manager

Patricia Roselle, Global Head, Patient Network Management

Individual Partners

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

Jagriti 'Jackie' Bhattarai, PhD, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Justin Eusebio, MSN

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

Melinda McCartney, MightyStrongMS

Sara Migliarese, MSPT, Winston-Salem State University

April Moreno, PhD, MPA, CAHIMS

Michael Robers, M.D., M.S., Barrow Neurological Institute

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

Teresa Wright-Johnson