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RSDSA Leadership: Professionals, Patients, Families, Physicians Committed to a Better Treatment for CRPS/RSD and a Cure

RSDSA Staff and Board Member

James W. Broatch, MSW, Executive Vice President, and Director, Milford, CT has served as RSDSA’s as Executive VP and Director for 22 Years. He also serves on RSDSA’s Board of Directors. Under his leadership, RSDSA’s revenue has grown by three hundred percent (300%), more than $3 million has been invested in CRPS research and fellowships, and RSDSA is now recognized as the international “go-to” organization for the latest information of the diagnosis, treatment, and management of CRPS. In addition to leading RSDSA, Jim serves as a compassionate, knowledgeable point of contact for individuals newly diagnosed with CRPS or those suffering for decades with the intractable pain and disability caused by CRPS who reach out to RSDSA for direction.

RSDSA Board of Directors

Mary Beth Kenny Ludington, Co-President, Princeton Junction, NJ has served as Patient Representative and Secretary to the Board. She has had CRPS for a period which spans many decades. She has been blessed with a life filled with support from her family and close friends, inspiring her to help others struggling with CRPS, especially those who are without social support. She was a prime mover behind RSDSA’s establishment of its Patient Assistance Fund in honor of Brad Jenkins and serves on RSDSA’s Grant Committee.

Hank Ludington, Co-President, Princeton Junction, NJ is a caregiver. He recently retired as President of the Premium Audit Division for AIG. Prior to AIG, Hank spent 23 years at Citibank including Chief Operations Officer for Citibank Delaware. He serves on the Executive, Finance, and Audit committees.

Peter A. Moskovitz, MD, Chairman, Washington DC is a recently retired Orthopedic Surgeon with a special interest in CRPS. He also serves on the executive committee and also as RSDSA’s liaison to the International Research Consortium which is currently funded by RSDSA.

Steven Shisler, Esq., Secretary, Philadelphia, PA is a person with CRPS with a special interest in litigating on behalf of people with CRPS. He practices in Philadelphia and serves as Secretary of the Board and on the Executive Committee.

Stephen G. Brilliant., M.S, CPA, Treasurer, Hillsborough, NJ is a person with CRPS for over 20 years who, along with Sharon Weiner, is a founding member of Living with RSDS where he has served as treasurer since inception. Mr. Brilliant is a sole proprietor of his own CPA business located in New Jersey where he specializes in accounting and taxation for small businesses, individual’s estates and non-profits. He is also an adjunct accounting and taxation professor at Kean University.   As the Treasurer of the Board, he serves on the executive, finance and audit committees.

Sharon L. Weiner. Vice President, Bethlehem, PA is a person with CRPS for over 20 years and the President of Living with RSDS, Inc., a New Jersey not-for-profit that offers multiple support groups and serves as a vice president of the Board. She serves on the executive committee and chairs the support, and board nomination committees.

Billy Alexander, MD, Calhoun, LA has adult family member with CRPS and serves on the Professional Medical Affairs Committee.

David Bond, Buckeye, AZ is a father whose younger daughter has had CRPS for over 25 years. He is a retired Senior Vice President of Finance at Safeway, and serves on the Finance and Audit Committees.

Stephen Bruehl, PhD., Nashville, TN is a researcher at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee and serves on the Research committee.

Norman Harden, M.D., Athens, GA 2010-present has served as Professor Emeritus in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) Center for Pain Studies, the latter of which he directed during the 1990’s. In 1998, he was awarded the Addison Chair in Pain Studies, and in 2000, he founded the Center for Pain Management. Having served as both a Falk Scholar and a Rosen Scholar, he was the first holder of the Robert G. Addison, MD, Chair in Pain Studies, RIC. He currently serves as Chair of RSDSA’s Research Committee and on the IRC Steering Committee.

Robert Lane, Denver, CO is an active member on the committee, and husband of Maria, who lost her battle with CRPS. Founder and trustee of Maria’s Fund.

Eric Moyal, Medford, MA is the sibling of a young adult with CRPS. In 2018, he started a cycling campaign called Ride for Warriors to raise money and awareness for CRPS. Eric also gave a TEDx talk in 2020 about how to be a better ally to people with chronic illnesses He currently is the Communications Committee Chair.

Ilona Thomassen, The Netherlands is a person who has CRPS and serves as the president of Patient Society CRPS, a patient advocacy committee in the Netherlands.