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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
Sarah Wahlstrom Helgren, Medical and Scientific Communications Manager

Communications & Membership

Erin Weileder, Director of Membership and Communications
Elizabeth Clausen, Assistant Director of Communications
Cristin Henderson, Membership Manager
Brandon Hamilton, Membership Coordinator
Rebecca Tripp, Communications Manager
Amber Flatland, Communications Manager
Joe Curell, Website Manager

For questions regarding MDS membership, please contact

For questions regarding MDS Communications related issues or general questions, please contact

Rating Scales

Shazia Ali, Assistant Director of Scientific Programs
Nura Said, Scientific Programs Manager
Sandra Videmsky, Scientific Programs Manager
Rachel Guzowski-Travia, Scientific Programs Coordinator

For questions regarding the MDS Rating Scales Program, please contact

International Congress and Regional Congresses

Jenny Quebbeman, Director of Meetings
Sarah Smith, Congress Meetings Manager
Kate Hausner, Congress Program Manager
Lauren Kaufman, Regional Congress Program Manager
Larissa Mickelson, 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


Ken Buesing, Development Manager
Alisa Streets, Exhibits and Sponsorship Manager

For questions related to Sponsorship, please email

Business Development

Brett Kell, Director of Business Development
For questions relelated to Business Development, please contact


Annette Schott, Director of Education
Kate Rudolph, Assistant Director of Education
Heather Vitale, Program Manager
Allie Oakley, Program Manager
Eric Johnson II, Program Manager
Stephanie Jensen, Program Manager
Ericka Blackford, E-Learning Program Manager
Nilda Toro, Program Manager
Sara Krizan, Program Manager

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


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