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National Stroke Association’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.


National Stroke Association was formed in 1984 to fill a void as the only national nonprofit healthcare organization focusing 100 percent of its resources and attention on stroke. In its brief history, National Stroke Association has become a leading national resource on stroke and the driving force behind efforts to improve stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. Based in Englewood, Colorado, National Stroke Association sustains itself through individual donations, memberships and grants.

Board of Directors

Michael D. Walker, MD, Chairman*
Sarasota, FL
Daniel F. Hanley, MD
Baltimore, MD
George Davis, Jr., Vice Chairman*
Boston, MA
C. Martin Harris, MD
Cleveland, OH
Sue Anschutz-Rodgers
Denver, CO
James Peake
Austin, TX
Howard M. Brenner
New York, NY
Robert Shapiro
New York, NY
Anastasia Coleman
Palm Beach, FL
Carla Smith
Ann Arbor, MI
Edward F. Cox, Esq.
New York, NY
David Sproat
Naperville, IL
Patricia Nixon Cox
New York, NY
Tim van Biesen
New York, NY
Michael Darling
New York, NY
Richard D. Zorowitz, M.D.
Baltimore, MD
Phillip Gorelick, MD, MPH
Chicago, IL
* Indicates Executive Committee Member

Honorable Samuel K. Lessey, Jr.

Chairman Emeritus
Hancock, NH

Valerie Ireland

Chairman Emeritus
New York, NY


Jose Biller, MD, FACP, FAAN, FAHA
Editor, Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases (JSCVD)
Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Chairman Department of Neurology
Loyola University Chicago
Stritch School of Medicine
Maywood, IL

Principal Salaried Executives

Chief Executive Officer
Jim Baranski
Executive Vice President
Sharon Januchowski

Corporate Alliance Board

Financial Information

Audited Financial Statement—2012
Form 990 - 2012

Audited Financial Statement—2011
Form 990 - 2011

2012 National Stroke Association Annual Report cover2012 Annual Report

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