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Kathryn P. Carbone Named 2008 MS Corporate Achiever 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter has named Kathryn P. Carbone, public health nurse director for the City of New Haven, a 2008 MS Corporate Achiever one of only 18 leaders within the New Haven region to be so named.

Carbone.KathrynA resident of New Haven, Conn., Carbone received her R.N. diploma from St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing in Waterbury, Conn., in 1972. She received her Bachelor of Science in health studies from Charter Oak State College in New Britain, Conn., in 1998 and her Master of Science in health education from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Conn., in 2004. Carbone has worked for the City of New Haven for 27 years.

“Having a family member with multiple sclerosis has made me more aware of the daily struggles someone with this disease faces,” says Carbone. “Although there is no cure, the MS Society has been extremely supportive in the fight against this debilitating disease.”

Carbone is a member of the National Association of School Nurses, the Association of School Nurses of Connecticut, the Nursing Advisory Board at Quinnipiac University, the Connecticut American Academy of Pediatrics School Health committee and was recently appointed to the Yale University School of Nursing as a Clinical Instructor. She has been honored as an MS Corporate Achiever since 2005.

Established by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter in 2000, MS Corporate Achievers is a recognition program honoring some of Connecticut’s most influential leaders while at the same time raising critically needed funds to ensure ongoing scientific research and the continuation of vital programs and services offered by the chapter to the more than 6,000 Connecticut residents diagnosed with MS. Honorees are nominated by their peers and selected by an advisory council board for making outstanding contributions to business, civic and cultural enrichment.

Through participation, honorees join an elite leadership network sharing a commitment to making Connecticut a better place in which to live. Since 2000, honorees have raised nearly $550,000 to help end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.

“Ms. Carbone is truly an effective leader within the City of New Haven, as the public health nurse director, and throughout her community,” said Lisa Gerrol, Connecticut Chapter president and chief professional officer. “She is committed to raising funds in the fight against MS and devoted to elevating life within the New Haven region, her hometown of New Haven and even the state.”

To nominate a candidate for MS Corporate Achievers 2009, please contact Kara Preston, associate vice president of development, at 860-714-2300, ext. 233 or kpreston@ctfightsMS.org. To learn more about MS and its effects, please visit http://www.ctfightsms.org/.




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