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    Can Do MS Announces New Board Co-Chairs, Officers and Additional Member

    Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    Media Contact:                                                                                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jennifer Myers, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis™
    Phone: 970-926-1270
    Fax: 970-926-1295

    Edwards, Colo. • May 29, 2013 - Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, the leading provider of innovative lifestyle empowerment programs for people with multiple sclerosis and their support partners, is pleased to announce that Richard Kelly and Robin Kelly from Denver, CO have been appointed to Co-Chair. The new officers include Bernice Kuca from Boston, MA as Vice Chair, David Madden from Orinda, CA as Treasurer and Kate Togneri from West Hollywood, CA as Secretary. In addition, Can Do MS added one new board member, Dr. John Schafer, MD, FAAN from Sacramento, CA.  Schafer is also a Programs Consultant for Can Do MS.

    The 16 members of Can Do MS’s Board of Directors provide strategic guidance in the fulfillment of Can Do MS’s mission to lead the way with comprehensive programs that empower people and families living with MS to transform and improve their quality of life.  Can Do MS board members are comprised of business professionals and leading experts in the MS field.

    “I am honored that our newly appointed officers and members are lending their knowledge, expertise, and inspiration as we continue our endeavors to make an even greater impact in the MS community,” said Heidi A. Heltzel, President and CEO of Can Do MS.  “This group is strong and innovative and has had a positive impact in helping us reach more people living with MS.”

    The other 10 individuals who serve on the Board of Directors are Bob Gardner (Avon, CO), George Garmany, MD (Boulder, CO), David Hartman (Mill Valley, CA), Michelle Leighton (Orinda, CA), Joyce Nakamura (Denver, CO), Josh Richter (San Francisco, CA), Catherine Rudiger (Davis, CA), Randy Schapiro, MD (Eagle, CO), Mark Shircel (Towers Lake, IL).

    For additional information about Can Do MS or its Board of Directors, please visit

    A national nonprofit organization based in Edwards, Colo., Can Do MS is an innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs that empower people with MS and their support partners to transform and improve their quality of life. For more information, visit the organization’s website at or call 970-926-1290.


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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis™ is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.
    Charitable Organization Number: 74-2337853

    Formerly The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis | Founded by Jimmie Heuga

    A national nonprofit organization, Can Do MS is a leading provider of innovative lifestyle empowerment programs
    that empower people with MS and their support partners to transform and improve their quality of life.

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