Meet our Ambassadors

National Ambassadors build awareness and advocate locally and nationally for ALS research being conducted at the ALS Therapy Development Institute. Each Ambassador has personally been affected by the disease, and they want to share their stories to help motivate others to get involved. They are 100 percent committed to the mission and the research taking place at the Institute; click on their bios to find out why.

Matt Bellina
Holland, PA
Person with ALS

Deb Bellina
Rutland, MA
Mother of a person with ALS

Anthony Carbajal
Redlands, CA
Person with ALS

José Cofiño
Santa Barbara, CA
Person with ALS

Sarah Coglianese
San Francisco, CA
Person with ALS

Michele Dupree
Highlands, NJ
ALS Advocate

Jenny Gore Dwyer
Kenmore, WA
Spouse of a deceased person with ALS

Beth Hebron
Maplewood, NJ
Person with ALS

Bob Hebron
Maplewood, NJ
Father of a person with ALS

Augie Nieto
Corona Del Mar, CA
Person with ALS

Lynne Nieto
Corona Del Mar, CA
Spouse of a person with ALS

Andrea Lytle Peet & David Peet
Silver Spring, MD
Person with ALS and Spouse

Kristin Quinn
McLean, VA
Member of a familial ALS family

Corey Reich
Piedmont, CA
Person with ALS

Clare Reich
Piedmont, CA
Sister of a person with ALS

Ted & Wendy Reich
Piedmont, CA
Parents of a person with ALS

Jay Smith & Missy Mekosh
Austin, TX
Person with ALS & Spouse

Kevin Swan & Elizabeth (Betsy) Dowd-Perron
Bradenton, FL
Person with ALS & Fiancé

Teresa Thurtle
Arlington, VA
Member of a familial ALS family

MaryEllen Woodman
Richmond, TX
Aunt of a deceased person with ALS