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National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) Southern California Chapter

Channel Islands Office 14 West Valerio Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805.682.8783

If You or Someone You Know Has MS Studies show that early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can reduce future disease activity and improve quality of life for many people with multiple sclerosis. Talk to your health care professional or contact the National MS Society at 1.800.344.4867 or www.nationalMSsociety.org to learn about ways to help manage MA and about current research that may one day reveal a cure.

Information provided by the NMSS is based upon professional advice, published experience and expert opinion. Information provided in response to questions does not constitute therapeutic recommendations or prescriptions. The NMSS recommends that all questions and information be discussed with a personal physician.

The NMSS does not endorse products, services or manufacturers. Such names appear here solely because they are considered valuable information. The Society assumes no liability for the use or contents of any product or service mentioned.

© 2008 NMSS, Southern California Chapter 2008, Issue 2 - Published Quarterly

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A Warm WELCOME

Devin Wallace is the new Program Manager for the San Luis Obispo County and northern Santa Barbara County regions. Before joining the Society, Devin was Director of the Edward R. Gordon Stroke & Neurological Wellness

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Devin Wallace

campus in Inglewood, California. Previous experience includes six years as Director of Education at the Stroke Association of Southern California, where he designed and managed therapeutic and educational programs for stroke survivors and their families. He also taught at the ARISE Stroke Recovery Center in Seattle, Washington and served for several years as Program Coordinator for the Evergreen Stroke Association in that city.

One of Devin's particular interests is the role of the arts in health and wellness. He has created and facilitated music, theatre, and writing therapy programs for both neurological and drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers. This work grew out of Devin's extensive professional experience as a playwright and musician in the Northwest. Devin has expertise in stress management and mediation, and is eager to put these skills to use in support of the National MS Society’s mission.

Devin looks forward to expanding the programs and services available for the MS communities in San Luis Obispo County and northern Santa Barbara County.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Southern California Chapter

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