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MDS Staff gather for a photo at the International Secretariat in Milwaukee, WI USA.

Thank you for visiting the MDS website. The MDS International Secretariat is here to answer any questions regarding the Society.  


MDS International Secretariat

555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3823 USA
Tel: +1 (414) 276-2145
Fax: +1 (414) 276-3349

Jennie Socha, CAE, Executive Director
Drew Whalen, Administrative Manager to the Leadership

Communications & Membership

Erin Weileder, Director of Membership and Communications
Elizabeth Clausen, Assistant Director of Communications
Samantha Surillo, Senior Membership Manager
Cristin Henderson, Membership Coordinator
Heidi Friedrichs, Website Manager
Rebecca Tripp, Communications Manager
Emily Gierlich, Communications Manager
Amber Flatland, Administrative Coordinator

For questions regarding MDS membership or any other MDS Communications related issues, please contact

Rating Scales

Shazia Ali, Assistant Director of Scientific Programs
Nura Said, Scientific Programs Manager
Sandra Videmsky, Scientific Programs Coordinator

For questions regarding the MDS Rating Scales Program, please contact

International Congress and Regional Congresses

Jenny Quebbeman, Director of Meetings
Kristy Moeller, Meetings Manager
Leah Skogman, Meetings Manager
Sarah Smith, Congress Meetings Manager
Alyssa Runge, Meetings Coordinator

For questions regarding the International Congress, please contact

For questions regarding the PAS Congress, please contact

For questions regarding the AOPMC, please contact


Joel Rittle, Director of Development
Jodie Currie, Director of Business Development
Rachel Bucher, Development Manager

For questions related to Sponsorship, please email


Sharon Baudry, Associate Executive Director
Annette Schott, Assistant Director of Education
Heather Vitale, Senior Program Manager
Marissa Lopez, Program Manager
Allie Oakley, Program Manager
Stephanie Jensen, Program Manager
Ericka Blackford, E-Learning Program Manager
Nilda Toro, MDS-PAS Regional Program Manager
Eric Johnson II, Administrative Program Coordinator
Yeimidy Lagunas, Education Coordinator

For questions related to Regional Sections or any MDS Live Courses or Outreach Education, please e-mail