Dr. Nancy J Holland

Retired National Vice President, Clinical Programs, National Multiple Sclerosis Society


Nany is a certified MS nurse with over 40 years of experience as a clinician, administrator and author in the field. She contributes to professional education publications and programs, including with the International Organization of MS Nurses, of which she was a Founding Director and first Research Program Chair.

At the MS Society, Nancy established the Client Programs and Clinical Programs Departments, the Professional Resource Center, Long-term Care Partner Programs and initiated the John Dystel Nursing and Physician Fellowship Programs. She obtained the Society’s first federal program grants, including an AmeriCorps grant to provide supplemental home assistance for people with MS. She also received a Career Development Award from the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research to explore the use of ultrasound for neurogenic bladder evaluation.

Prior to joining the MS Society, Nancy helped create one of the first MS Comprehensive Care Centers in the country, serving over 3,000 patients with MS and their families at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, where she held a faculty appointment. She provided patient care, coordinated clinical trials, served as co-therapist in psychotherapy groups and provided mentorship for nurses around the country who were entering the field of MS. Nancy is a graduate of Columbia University, CUNY and NYU. She has authored or edited more than 60 MS related publications.