Douglas G. Franklin
President & CEO
DOUGLAS G. FRANKLIN, President & Chief Executive Officer, joined MSAA in 1999. Mr. Franklin is a former national trainer for the Peter Drucker Foundation (now the Leader to Leader Institute) and is an internationally published expert in the field of social marketing. Mr. Franklin is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and holds degrees from four universities. He currently serves on the national board of the Key Philanthropic Organizations Committee of the American Society of Association Executives and is a member of the Executive Committee of Health First — America's Charities Board in Washington, DC. He is also the President of the Multiple Sclerosis Coalition.
Chief Operating Officer
ROBERT RAPP, Chief Operating Officer, came to MSAA in 1999 with an extensive background in organization management. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Illinois and has held numerous senior management positions in the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. Mr. Rapp has served on numerous advisory boards and committies and has contributed to several publications.
Andrea L. Griesé
Vice President of Communications & Marketing
ANDREA GRIESÉ, Vice President of Communications & Marketing, joined MSAA in 1996. She has a Bachelor's Degree from Towson University where she majored in Mass Communication. Ms. Griesé is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators and serves on the communications committee for the Multiple Sclerosis Coalition. She, along with MSAA's President and CEO Doug Franklin, represent the Coalition as members of the National MS Society's Federal Activism Council.
Jack Burks, MD
Chief Medical Officer
JACK BURKS, MD, is a neurologist who specializes in MS. He is the chief medical officer for MSAA. He is also a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the National MS Society. Dr. Burks has edited two textbooks on MS, and in the 1970s, he established the Rocky Mountain MS Center in Colorado, one of the nation’s first comprehensive MS centers.