Multiple Sclerosis Coalition Announces New Board President

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Bari Talente elected to lead coalition of MS nonprofits

Washington, DC, June 12, 2018:  The Multiple Sclerosis Coalition (MSC) announced the election of Bari Talente, Esq. to the position of President. The MSC, a group comprised of the leading national nonprofits working cooperatively for the benefit of those affected by multiple sclerosis, consists of nine member organizations. Ms. Talente, who serves as Executive Vice President of Advocacy at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (a member organization of the MSC) has been an active voice in the Coalition for many years, having served as vice president since 2015.

Prior to her current role at the National MS Society, Ms. Talente led the Society’s state and local activism efforts for nine years. She has been instrumental in integrating federal and state perspectives to drive policy change, increasing opportunities for those living with MS to engage in advocacy and leading the Society’s work to increase affordability and access to MS medications. She received a law degree from the University at Buffalo School of Law, and is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars.

As Coalition President, Ms. Talente plans to explore opportunities for collaborative efforts among the nine member organizations in the Coalition, with the aim of improving the lives of people affected by MS.

Member organizations of the MS Coalition are: Accelerated Cure Project, the Consortium of MS Centers, Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, the International Organization of MS Nurses, Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and United Spinal Association. MS Views and News is an associate member. Find the Multiple Sclerosis Coalition online at or visit the MSC on Facebook at and on Twitter at @MS_Coalition.


About the Multiple Sclerosis Coalition

The Multiple Sclerosis Coalition was founded in 2005 by three independent multiple sclerosis organizations in an effort to work together to benefit individuals with MS. Since that time, the MSC has grown to nine member organizations, all of whom provide critical MS programs and services. The Multiple Sclerosis Coalition’s mission is to increase opportunities for cooperation and provide greater opportunity to leverage the effective use of resources for the benefit of the MS community.