Press Release

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 professional team and work with the Board of Directors to support their mission of improving the quality of life and building hope for people affected by MSA. Lindahl will provide strategic and operational oversight for The MSA Coalition’s programs and services, such as educational programming, patient support services, advocacy, public relations, fundraising, and research. 

“The MSA Coalition welcomes Joe Lindahl as our new Executive Director,” shares Cyndi Roemer, Chair of The MSA Coalition Board of Directors. “Joe brings a wealth of experience along with compassion and enthusiasm. We are delighted that he is joining our team. I am confident Joe will be an asset to our organization and ultimately, the MSA community we serve. I look forward to working with him.” 

Lindahl comes from an extensive association management background and previously served as Executive Director at the Association Management Center where he led the International Transplant Nurses Society and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine for nearly three years. He also served in leadership roles with the National Association of Neonatal Nurses, the American Staffing Association, and the Association of Child Life Professionals. Active in the association and nonprofit community, Lindahl has volunteered in a variety of volunteer capacities with the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and is currently a member of the Small Staff Advisory Committee. Joe received the Association Forum 2018 Forty Under 40 Award, participated in the ASAE NextGen 2017 Summit, and earned his Certified Association Executive (CAE) certification in 2018. 

“It is a privilege to join the MSA Coalition team in support of such an important and critical mission. I am truly excited to collaborate with leadership, volunteers, and the entire MSA community as we move towards continuing and advancing the Coalition’s work.”