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Claudia Curry Hill (Moderator)
Claudia Curry Hill was diagnosed with chronic progressive MS 25 years ago. An activist for women’s health and the disabled, she is very active in founding and serving on non- profit boards, including the Nancy Davis Foundation for MS and the Colorado, Wyoming Chapter of the MS Society and is a spokesperson for Breast Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis and Bioness. Claudia is married, the mother of three and the owner of CCH Connections, a non profit and event consulting group in Colorado. She believes that exercise, a positive attitude and empowering yourself with all the information you can find will improve your quality of life until a cure is found.
Demitrius Omphroy is a 22 year old California Native who made history in Major League Soccer last year after becoming the first athlete living with Multiple Sclerosis to have ever competed in the MLS. Currently residing in Los Angeles, he's become a nationwide motivational key-note speaker and is currently authoring his first book. Demitrius is living his dream and has dedicated his life to help change lives of others around the world. Slowly but surely, he is becoming the Poster Boy for the youth of the MS Community.
David Osmond, musician, actor, husband and father, has music running through his veins, literally. The 4th son of Alan Osmond, oldest of the performing Osmond Brothers, David began performing as the lead singer with his own brothers when he was only four years old. Known in the early years as The Osmond Boys, David and his brothers Michael, Nathan, and Douglas were discovered by the late Bob Hope and appeared on his 1986 Christmas show in their national television debut, singing a barbershop novelty number. By the 1980s, The Osmond Boys evolved into The Osmonds: 2nd Generation, signed with both Curb Records in the U.S. and Epic/Sony in Europe, had three songs in the Top 40 in the U.K., and played to sold-out stadiums and arenas in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Forced to put music on hold for several years due to a physical battle with the West Nile Virus which in turn triggered Multiple Sclerosis, David has dedicated himself to raising awareness and resources for non-profit charities over the last several years.
William Dean Singleton
William Dean Singleton, 60, is Chairman of the Board of MediaNews Group, publisher of 61 daily newspapers and over 100 non-daily publications in twelve states. He founded the company in 1983 and in its 29th year, MediaNews is the Nation's 2nd largest newspaper company as measured by circulation and the largest privately held newspaper concern. Singleton is also Chairman and Publisher of *The Denver Post*, the company's largest newspaper; and Chairman and Publisher of *The Salt Lake* *Tribune.* He is married and the father of three children and one granddaughter. Dean was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 26 years ago when he was the editor of the *Dallas Morning News*. He served on the board of the Newspaper Association of America from 1993 until 2004, and was chairman of NAA in 2002 and 2003. He is Chairman of the Associated Press Board of Directors. In addition, he is on the boards of the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center, the National Sports Center for the Disabled, The Helen G. Bonfils Foundation, The Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the Winter Park Recreational Association.