Contact: Kay Jasso                                                                         February 2021

Executive Director (239) 319-0904

MS Center of Southwest Florida welcomes new board chair and members

BONITA SPRINGS, FL – The Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida has appointed a new board chair and two new board members for 2021. Shannon Diener is board chair; Suzanne McGuire and Ann Walsh are new board members.

All three bring valuable insight to the organization gained through experience in business and nonprofit settings.

Diener is owner of MSD Property Management and has served on the board of directors for 4 years. She was involved in a start-up wheelchair manufacturer and the disabled sports world at the age of 24. Inspired by her late husband, a world-renowned disabled table tennis player and entrepreneur, she developed a passion for charitable work and giving.

Suzanne McGuire is the Broker Owner of Go McGuire Group and Principal Broker for RealtyQuest inc with 4 offices serving SW Florida. Suzanne was awarded 2020 Realtor of the Year, The Pat Lord Award for her commitment to community service, and is currently serving as District Vice President for Women’s Council of Realtors -Florida

Ann Walsh is a leader in the senior housing industry and has served in various executive level positions over the last 20 years. She recently moved to Estero and is the Executive Director for All Seasons Naples. Ann comes with experience in non-profit boards including The Children’s Home in Baltimore and The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce.

McGuire and Walsh join sitting board members Kevin Hallinan, board treasurer and a CPA who is retired from Pricewaterhouse Coopers; Julie Fisher, board secretary and a corporate attorney for Musco Lighting; and Charles Stanisce, technology and content manager for Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce (now SWFL Inc.).

The all-volunteer board of directors comprises local professionals who provide a well-balanced base of knowledge. Its members, both employed and retired, include those from legal, medical, and business backgrounds. Directors each have either a personal or professional connection to multiple sclerosis, which provides a first-hand perspective about the needs of this community.

About the Multiple Sclerosis Center of SWFL

The Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that has served the community since 2000. Its mission is to provide comprehensive care for the body, mind, and spirit for those affected by multiple sclerosis.

The MS Center of SWFL is not a chapter of a national organization, and is supported entirely by individual donations, foundation grants, and fundraising events. The center is located at 3372 Woods Edge Circle No. 103, Bonita Springs, between U.S. 41 and Woods Edge Parkway. For more information or to register to become a client, call 239-319-0904, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Find the MS Center online at