Executive Directors

Jules Kuperberg

Jules Kuperberg is Co-Executive Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. A graduate of Northern Michigan University and a seasoned business executive, he has served in various capacities since joining in 1991. Jules takes great pride in his involvement in the evolution of the Foundation from that of a regional agency into a multidimensional national service organization. His responsibilities include overseeing fund development and general operations.

Jules developed the Foundation’s national campaign center, one of the few outbound fundraising and public awareness call centers in the nation directly owned and managed by a charitable organization. Jules was among the founders of the Multiple Sclerosis Coalition, an affiliation of leading MS organizations dedicated to fighting MS through various collaborative initiatives. He has previously served as Treasurer and Secretary of the Coalition.

His greatest satisfaction comes from the effect that the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation has had in people’s lives through the years.

Alan Segaloff

Alan Segaloff is Co-Executive Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. He is a graduate of Boston University and was awarded CPA certificates by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Florida. Alan has served as an advisor and board member to several nonprofit organizations, former member of the University of Washington’s Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation Research
and Training Center, a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He previously served as vice president of the MS Coalition.

Alan’s responsibility includes overseeing the programs and services provided by the Foundation along with the financial operations of the organization.

Departmental Management 

Kasey Minnis
Director of Communications
Natalie Blake
Director of Programs and Services


Board of Directors

Members of the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Board of Directors serve voluntarily and receive no compensation. Formal meetings are conducted each year to facilitate their responsibility for the organization’s stewardship and oversight. Adherence to a conflict of interest policy is mandatory for membership.

Eric Schenck
President - Tampa, Florida
Charles Eader
Vice President, Treasurer - Bedminster, New Jersey
John Blackstock
Secretary - St. Louis, Missouri
Greg Stein
- Columbus, Ohio
William Sheehan
- Chicago, Illinois
G. Mark Shalloway, Esq.
- West Palm Beach, Florida
Elaine J. LaFlamme, Esq.
- Miami, Florida


Healthcare Advisory Panel

The Healthcare Advisory Panel is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and relevance of all medical and health-related information the Foundation provides.

Ben Wade Thrower, M.D.
Neurology, MS Focus Senior Medical Advisor
Daniel Kantor, M.D.
Aaron L. Boster, M.D.
David E. Jones, M.D.
Greg R. Zarelli, M.D.
Annette F. Okai, M.D.
Darin T. Okuda, M.D.
Constance B. Easterling, MSN, ARNP, MSCN
MS Nursing
Lara M. Stepleman, Ph.D.
Traci Seidman, Ph.D.
Ellen Whipple Guthrie, Pharm.D.
Jennie Q. Lou, M.D., MSc
Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc, NCS, MSCS
Physical Therapy
Marissa A. Barrerra, MS.M.Phil, MSCS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathology