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The New Jersey Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Task Force is the first Governor-appointed task force on MS in the tri-state area. The 15-member group of medical experts and advocates for people with MS joined forces in 2012 to investigate and recommend to the Governor of the State of New Jersey and the New Jersey Legislature strategies to improve the lives of people living with multiple sclerosis.
During the 2013 calendar year the Task Force will conduct public hearings which will be announced on this website and through the media.
Members of the Multiple Sclerosis Task Force
Manager of Advocacy Programs
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
New Jersey Metro Chapter
Vice-Chair, Multiple Sclerosis Task Force
Vice President for Community and Government Affairs
Thomas Edison State College
Kristen E. Polovoy, Esq.
Consultant on the Multiple Sclerosis Task Force
Montgomery, McCracken & Rhoads, LLP
Allison Averill, M.D.
Director, NeuroRehabilitation Services
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
Susan A. Barber
Delaware Valley Government Relations
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Greater Delaware Valley
Timothy L. Barnes
Member National Board of Directors of National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Attorney @ Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.
Donald A. Barone, D.O.
University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ-SOM
Caroline Bogart, M.S.N.
Nurse Executive and Chief Operating Officer
Barnabas Health Care System – Barnabas Health Outpatient Centers
Stuart D. Cook, M.D.
University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ – NJ Medical School
Lee B. Kushner
Co-Chair, Musical Moments for MS
Krupa Pandey, M.D.
Barnabas Health Care System – Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center
The Honorable Charlotte Vandervalk - Former
Director, Division of Disability Services
NJ Department of Human Services
Melita Jordan, CNM, MSN, APRN C
Director, Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Division of Family Health Services
NJ Department of Health