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Allison Foss, Executive Director

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Allison Foss has joined the Myasthenia Gravis Association as the Executive Director.  Allison is no stranger to Myasthenia Gravis. Diagnosed at age 5, she is one of those rare MG patients  with the MuSK antibody.  Raised in southeastern Iowa, Allison graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Child & Family Services.  She has spent the last 18 years working with and advocating for individuals with developmental disabilities and special needs. She comes to the MGA from Johnson County Developmental Supports where she was a Service Coordinator.

Allison began her partnership with the MGA in 2010 when she initiated the MGA Triple Crown Showdown (formerly the MGA Walk Run and Roll).  Allison has worked as a volunteer to help spearhead the MGA Triple Crown Showdown for the last 7 years.  In Allison’s time as a volunteer the run has grown from just under 200 participants to just under 500 participants and raised more than $200,000.  Allison has been an active member of the MGA Board of Directors for the past two years, serving as Board President in 2017.   Allison brings to the MGA her passion for community spirit and recognition of those in need. 


Phone: 816-256-4100 ​


Phone: 816-256-4100 

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Anne Strader, Program Coordinator

Anne worked in the for-profit world for many years and just before joining the MGA, she and her husband owned a small manufacturing company in North Kansas City.  Previously she was with Ferrellgas and Commerce Bank.  Originally from Toledo, OH, Anne is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.