The Board of Directors is the governing body responsible to the public for the Spina Bifida Association’s mission and effectiveness. The Board is responsible for establishing the strategic direction of the organization and ensuring accountability nationwide.

2016 Board

Executive Committee

Board Members

Megan Sorensen

Council Bluffs, Iowa

Nicole Gower
Orlando, Florida

Immediate Past Chair
Ana Ximenes

Castle Rock, Colorado

Mike Harty

Henderson, Nevada




Maria Bournias, Esq, CPA
Fort Lee, New Jersey

Brad Dicianno, MD 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Nicole Gower
Orlando, Florida

Michael Harty, Jr.
Henderson, Nevada

David B. Joseph, MD
Henderson, Nevada

David Morrissey
Sliver Spring, Maryland

Wilson Neyland
Austin, Texas

Paula Peterson, MSN, APRN
Salt Lake City, Utah

Megan Sorensen, RN,BSN,CEN,MHA 
Council Bluffs, Iowa

Marie Thoming, PE
Denver, CO

McKay Tolboe
Springfield, VA

Ana Ximenes 
Castle Rock, Colorado

Advisors to the Board

Timothy Brei, MD, FAAP
Seattle, Washington

Anna Spencer, Esq. 
Washington, District of Columbia


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