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Joyce Nelson

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President/CEO
National MS Society

Joyce started her career with the Society as Development Manager with the Northern California Chapter.  After two years in that position she was selected to be Executive Director in the Mid America Chapter, serving the greater Kansas City area, western Missouri and eastern Kansas.  In 1991, she joined the Society's national staff and re-located to Denver, CO where she established the position of National Director of Campaign Development.  Three years later she was promoted to Vice President of Chapter Programs and for five years acted as the Vice President of Field Operations, encompassing all responsibilities for the Society's fund raising and for its relations with chapters.  During this time she was instrumental in managing significant organizational initiatives including the Research Challenge of Champions, the Promise: 2010 research campaign, the Corporate Star Program to recognize outstanding corporate commitment to the MS cause, and the determination of Society governance practices.Born in Chicago, Joyce received her bachelor's degree in English and Secondary Education from North Park University.  She lives with her husband Dr. John Hansell, an endodontist, in Evergreen, Colorado.

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