TurnFirst is a special collaboration between patients and medical professionals. Our medical advisors are some of the top MS specialists in the United States. 

As a team, we have extensive first-hand knowledge of the challenges you face when you get an MS diagnosis as well as the best clinical and research information available to guide your treatment. 

The right start can make a real difference in living with MS. . . . and that’s why we call ourselves TurnFirst.  A 20-year veteran of MS—Samantha Guerry—founded TurnFirst to give newly diagnosed patients a trusted place to turn when they get the news. From her own experience and counseling others, she knows how important it is to get solid, unbiased, and hopeful information right from the start. 

Our Medical & Patient Advisory Board

Heidi Crayton, M.D.
Medical Director
MS Center of Greater Washington

Patricia Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN
Nurse Educator
CanDo Multiple Sclerosis

Raju Kapoor, M.D.
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK

Mary Elizabeth Quig, Ph.D.
Neuropsychology Associates of Fairfax

Christina Stayeas, M.S.P.T., D.P.T.
Founder/ Physical Therapist (Neurology specialty)
Getwell Rehabilitation

Carlo Tornatore, M.D.
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center
Georgetown University Medical Center


Our Board of Directors

Samantha Guerry, MBA - TurnFirst Founder

Elizabeth Baldwin

Robert Condon - TurnFirst BOD Secretary

Antonia M.S. Gore

Robert Guido

Katharine “Kate” McGloon

Cathryn Semerad