The iConquerMS™ patient-centered governance structure includes a Governing Board and two committees. The majority of the board and committee members are people affected by MS.
Lisa Emrich is a patient advocate who has been helping patients educate and empower themselves since 2008. She uses her experience with MS and RA to educate patients and encourage them to take an active role in their own healthcare. Lisa blogs at Brass and Ivory: Life with MS and RA and writes for HealthCentral.com, MultipleSclerosis.net, and RheumatoidArthritis.net. She serves on the board of the nonprofit MS Soft Serve, as well as advisory panels for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Rheumatoid Patient Foundation. Lisa uses her knowledge and skills to advise companies on how to better serve patient needs, represents the voice of the patient at conferences and meetings, and has been featured in Momentum Magazine, MS Focus, Arthritis Today, The Monitor, Pharmaphorum, and the Washington Post. Also a professional musician, Lisa continues to perform and teach lessons to aspiring young musicians in Northern Virginia.