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

Due to a current Safe Order in the state of Wisconsin, any phone calls received will go straight to voicemail. All messages will be returned as quickly as possible, but please be aware that there may be a delay. The best way to reach the MDS Secretariat during this time would be to send an email to the email address listed below that is most closely related to your question.

Please note that MDS will also not be able to receive faxes at this time.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

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
Brandon Hamilton, Membership Manager
Amber Flatland, Communications Manager
Joe Curell, Website Manager
Amanda Domer, Administrative Coordinator

For questions regarding MDS membership, please contact

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

Rating Scales

Shazia Ali, 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, Senior Program Manager
Allie Oakley, Program Manager
Eric Johnson II, Program Manager
Stephanie Jensen, AOS Regional Program Manager
Ericka Blackford, E-Learning Program Manager
Nilda Toro, Regional Section Program Manager
Emma Fisher, Education Coordinator

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


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