Can Do MS announces new director of programs |

Can Do MS announces new director of programs

Anne Gilbert

AVON — Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, a national nonprofit providing lifestyle empowerment programs for people with multiple sclerosis and their support partners, has announced that Anne Gilbert has been promoted to director of programs. Gilbert joined the Can Do MS programs department in 2013.

As director, Gilbert will oversee all aspects of programming, including program management and development of online and in-person programs. She will also serve as the chair of the programs committee. She has over 10 years of experience in education and program management, working as a senior education manager at the American College of Cardiology in Washington and as the director of education at the California Pharmacists Association in Sacramento, California.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the charge toward further program growth,” Gilbert said. “I look forward to working with our talented programs consultants, comprised of 70 MS healthcare professionals, and our staff to provide more life-changing programs and resources to families with MS for years to come.”

Can Do MS’s former director of programs, Lauri O’Brien, has shifted roles in the organization to join the development department part-time as its new development relationship manager. O’Brien is responsible for developing, managing and executing the organization’s fundraising plan by prospecting and maintaining strong relationships with pharmaceutical and foundation grantors, ensuring a strong and sustainable funding base for the organization. She has been with Can Do MS since 2012.

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