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Board Spotlight: Meet MSAA Board Member Jim McGuiness

Jim McGuiness Photo (pictured left to right) Vice President of Finance & Administration Gary Wallace, Jim McGuinness, and President & CEO Doug Franklin participate in a recent golf tournament to benefit MSAA.

Jim McGuinness began the first of his three terms on MSAA's Board of Directors in March 1999 and concluded his last term this past March. Jim describes his time on the Board as exciting. "There were so many dynamic changes that occurred during my time on the Board," states Jim. "I was happy to be a part of these changes, which enabled MSAA, under the leadership of Doug Franklin, to get the job done. "

Proud of all of the programs and services MSAA offers, Jim is particularly fond of the toll-free Helpline and Home Modification Program. Jim explains, "I like the Helpline because of the service it provides to the MS community. I feel that it helps to make the journey of being newly diagnosed a lot easier. The Home Modification Program was great because it improved the quality of life for an individual with MS. Whether placing a shade over a window or installing a ramp in someone's home, these were all things that eased those day-to-day challenges of anyone who is affected by MS. "

According to Jim, the staff plays a key role in the programs and services MSAA provides. "The quality of the staff at MSAA is what makes the mission a working reality."

As Jim departs from MSAA, he offers well wishes for the future. "I hope MSAA continues to expand its services to the MS community, until there is no need for them because of a cure, " says Jim. "I will miss being a part of the overall effort to help. I have a lot of nice memories and believe my time here was well spent. "

Jim resides in Woodbury, New Jersey. While on MSAA's Board of Directors, his positions included Board chairperson, chair of the nominating committee, and finance committee member.

— Amanda Bednar

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