Board of Directors
Wendy Booker – Executive Director
Wendy Booker is using her journey of adventure to carry a message of willpower, humor, and hope. Her vision of conquering Multiple Sclerosis and exploring the farthest reaches of the globe gives others the inspiration and strength to overcome their own obstacles in their unique journey with MS.
Mary Margaret Moore, M. Ed., - Board President
Since her early career Mary Margeret Moore has been involved in the NonProfit world. Starting in crisis counseling, she has also taught and directed a number of organizations through her long career. Currently she is the Executive Director for the Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann in Salem, MA.
Sarah Mars – Board Treasurer
Sarah Mars brings to the Foundation extensive experience working with a variety of boards and volunteer organizations including Big Sister Association of Greater Boston.
Cheri Ruskus – Board Secretary
In her role on the board Cheri Ruskus brings her 30 years of experience in working with new start-ups and experienced entrepreneurs in the for profit world as a Business Coach, Strategist, Facilitator and Trainer. She was also the co-founder of a 501C3 Downtown Business Association that has remained strong and steady for over 25 years.
Megan Ruebsamen, Attorney, Criminal Appellate Law Firm
Megan researches, writes, and argues criminal appellate briefs for indigent clients. Her work centers around her experience as Grant Manager with Project Hope in Boston, MA, a Homelessness Prevention Nonprofit. She co-created the manual for the agency’s donor database. Additionally, she wrote grant proposals and reports and oversaw deadline tracking.
Dr. John Reddington: DVM, CEO
With over 27 years of executive experience in biotech and medical device companies, John Reddington has created startups through publicly traded companies such as Valentis Inc. and Sirtex Inc.
Medical Advisory Board
Dr. Ben Thrower
Medical Director of the MS Institute
The Shepherd, Atlanta, GA
Dr. Peter Short
Chief Medical Officer
Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals, Beverly, Massachusetts
Executive Director at the Mercy MS
Achievement Center, Sacramento, CA
Dr. Emily Riser
Medical Director at the Tanner Center and Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis
Dr. Michael Rubenstein
University of Pennsylvania
Heads a medical team in Tanzania to evaluate and treat neurological problems.