FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Coleman Promoted To Chapter Programs Director
By Brendan Nohelty, Public Relations Intern (Manchester, Conn., Resident)
HARTFORD, Conn. - The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Connecticut Chapter has promoted Lynette J. Coleman from assistant chapter programs director to chapter programs director.
“Ms. Coleman excelled in her former position," said Lisa Gerrol, Greater Connecticut Chapter president. “Her promotion reflects her dedication and determination to provide the vital programs and services we offer to those in our state battling an unpredictable and oftentimes baffling disease multiple sclerosis.”
Coleman, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., now resides in Middletown, Conn., received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Bachelor of Arts degree in African-American Studies from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., in 1998. While attending Wesleyan, Coleman was awarded the Black Alumni Scholarship.
Coleman first joined the Greater Connecticut Chapter in 1999. Previously, from 2005 to May 2007 Coleman served as assistant chapter programs director. From 1999 to 2004, Coleman served as chapter programs coordinator. Prior to joining the Greater Connecticut Chapter, Coleman served as a grant consultant/teacher at Carter’s Child Care in Middletown. Coleman co-wrote, “School Readiness Grant,” a statewide grant program designed to support improvements in pre-school education. From 1997 to 1998, she worked as an AmeriCorps member with the Corporation for National & Community Service in Middletown. There, Coleman coordinated community agencies to provide health fairs in low-income neighborhoods, and implemented door-to-door community outreach to educate and increase enrollment in the State of Connecticut Husky Program.
Coleman’s work has resulted in numerous nationally recognized awards. In 2006, Coleman and her department were recognized by the National MS Society for Excellence in Family Programs. In 2005 and 2003, it received Excellence in Professional Education, for efforts to coordinate programs for wellness professionals. In 2004, Coleman and her department were recognized with Excellence in Collaborative Programs. Through the course of her career, Coleman has received many other awards and been recognized with her department consistently.
“I will continue to work to improve on our ability to help Connecticut residents living with MS,” said Coleman. “We want to ensure they have access to quality healthcare options and resources that provide swift, tailored responses to their specialized needs.”
For more information on Greater Connecticut Chapter programs and services, please contact Lynette Coleman, chapter programs director at (860) 714-2300. To learn more about multiple sclerosis and its effects, please visit http://www.ctfightsms.org/.
Brendan Nohelty, a native of Manchester, Conn., is a sophomore at the University of Connecticut (UConn). He is currently completing a public relations internship, to include 126 hours, with the National MS Society, Greater Connecticut Chapter. For more information on internship opportunities with the Greater Connecticut Chapter, please contact Karen E. Butler, Vice President of Communications, at kbutler@ctfightsMS.org.
Karen E. Butler
Vice President of Communications
Greater Connecticut Chapter
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