Multiple Sclerosis Coalition Announces New Board President

Lisa Taylor Skutnik elected to lead coalition of MS nonprofits

The Multiple Sclerosis Coalition announced the election of Lisa Taylor Skutnik to the position of President. The Coalition, a group comprised of the leading national nonprofits working cooperatively for the benefit of those affected by multiple sclerosis, consists of eight member organizations. Ms. Skutnik, who serves as Chief Operating Officer of a member organization, the Consortium of MS Centers, has been an active voice in the Coalition for many years.

Ms. Skutnik is a physical therapist with over 25 years of experience in healthcare administration. She has managed multiple clinical departments in a variety of healthcare settings across the care continuum. She holds two graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, in Gerontology and Health Policy and Planning. Prior to joining the Consortium of MS Centers in April of 2013, Ms. Skutnik served as the Executive Vice President of Clinical Care for the National MS Society.

“Lisa Skutnik is a real force in the MS community,” said Jules Kuperberg, Co-Executive Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and Treasurer of the Multiple Sclerosis Coalition. “The Coalition is sure to benefit from her experience and leadership.”

Member organizations of the MS Coalition are: Accelerated Cure Project, the Consortium of MS Centers, Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, the International Organization of MS Nurses, Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and United Spinal Association. Find the Multiple Sclerosis Coalition online at or visit MSC on Facebook at and on Twitter at @MS_Coalition.

About the Multiple Sclerosis Coalition

The Multiple Sclerosis Coalition (MSC) was founded in 2005 by three independent multiple sclerosis organizations in an effort to work together to benefit individuals with MS. Since that time, the MSC has grown to eight member organizations, all of whom provide critical MS programs and services. The Multiple Sclerosis Coalition’s mission is to increase opportunities for cooperation and provide greater opportunity to leverage the effective use of resources for the benefit of the MS community.