Our Board

NMD United's Board of Directors is a "working board" composed of multi-talented adults who are all diagnosed with neuromuscular disabilities (NMDs) from around the United States, Canada, and soon the world. Our board meets six times annually virtually and holds several committee meetings throughout the year to accomplish goals set under our mission and vision for the organization. Board members commit for a minimum 2-year term. Board members are actively recruited and selected from a large pool of diverse applicants with neuromuscular disabilities. NMD United follows the motto "Nothing About Us Without Us" and is one of the only disability organizations in the world that is both fully run and led by the people it serves. 

If you are an adult with a neuromuscular disability interested in serving on NMD United's Board of Directors, please fill out an application or contact one of our board members below for more information.

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Emily Wolinsky

Board President

Executive Director

Founder 2013

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T.K. Small

Board Vice President

Interim Treasurer

Founder 2013

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Kendra Scalia

Board Secretary

Joined September 2016

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Maria Sotnikova

Board Member

Joined November 2015

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Jason Tweed

Board Member Emeritus

Joined November 2015

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Dan Darkow

Board Member

Joined January 2018

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Brooklyn Marx

Board Member

Joined August 2018

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Ali Ramos

Board Member

Joined January 2020

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Liz Persaud

Board Member

Joined January 2021

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Michael Wasser

Board Member

Joined January 2020

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Val Vera

Board Member

Joined January 2021

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Aubrie Lee

Board Member

Joined January 2021