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About Us

For over 30 years, Mission MSA (formerly The MSA Coalition) has been a leading resource on multiple system atrophy. Learn more about us and gain insight into our vision, history, and unwavering dedication to the MSA community.

Mission & Vision


Mission MSA is devoted to improving quality of life and building hope for people affected by multiple system atrophy (MSA) through:

  • Providing patients and care partners with trusted and compassionate emotional support.
  • Educating patients, care partners, and healthcare professionals with credible, critically important, and relevant information.
  • Building a sense of community by connecting and unifying people affected by MSA.
  • Funding patient-centric collaborative research aimed at alleviating symptoms, slowing disease progression, and discovering a cure.
  • Playing a leading role in raising awareness and advocating for those impacted by the disease.

Our Vision

Improve quality of life for the multiple system atrophy community by expanding access to care and support while advancing research toward treatment and a cure.

History of Mission MSA

Our Team

Meet our committed Board of Directors and staff members, tirelessly working to offer support to the MSA community and pursue a future free from this disease.

Latest Press Releases

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Mission MSA Announces the 2023 MSA Centers of Excellence

The MSA Centers of Excellence (COE) initiative aims to establish a network of premier clinical centers, strategically located across the nation, to offer exceptional
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Congress Introduces the National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act

On Thursday, July 28, the U.S. House of Representatives introduced the first-ever legislation solely devoted to ending Parkinson’s disease and atypical parkinsonism’s, including multiple
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The MSA Coalition Launches Advocacy Committee

We are excited to announce that The MSA Coalition has launched a new Advocacy Committee!  While The MSA Coalition has been advocating for the
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The MSA Coalition Welcomes Joe Lindahl, MA, CAE as New Executive Director

The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition is pleased to introduce Joe Lindahl, MA, CAE as Executive Director. In this role, Lindahl will lead the Coalition’s
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The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition Announces a Groundbreaking Project to Explore the Genetics of MSA

The Multiple System Atrophy (“MSA”) Coalition announces a ground-breaking million-dollar multi-year collaborative project focused on exploring the genetics of up to 1,200 people with
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Research Project Seed-Funded by MSA Coalition Awarded Additional Funding of 100,000 Euros from the Dr. Johannes and Hertha Tuba Foundation

The MSA Coalition is proud to announce that the research project “Abdominal Binders to Treat Orthostatic Hypotension in Multiple System Atrophy” has received additional

Financial Documents

Full Filing 990 (2022)

Full Filing 990 (2021)

Full Filing 990 (2020)

Recognition Badges

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Affiliated Organizations

Mission MSA proudly partners with these fine organizations to enhance, expedite, and continuously evolve our impact for the MSA community.