Apply to join our all-volunteer Board of Directors

We are looking for those interested in joining our Board of Directors. Due to our desire to keep our relationships with our members at the forefront, we have asked our pro bono attorney, Scott Filmore, to do the initial review of applications. He will then pass qualified candidates on to the board members for further review.

Please submit your resume and application to Scott Filmore using the email address provided on the application.

Applications are open to everyone! You do not have to be a patient. We just ask that you be willing to take extra time in learning more about myositis and the related complications.


  1. Review the expectations we are look for in board members.
  2. Download and fill out the application.
  3. Submit your application, along with a CV or resume, using the contact information on the application.

Board Member Expectations

  • Able to work efficiently on their own and in groups, take charge of projects and follow through on deadlines, and those who will represent MSU well in the Myositis community and publicly.
  • As a working board, we ask members to take on some of the routine organization operations.
  • Must have a working computer or laptop with antivirus protection.
  • Must be 18 or older and a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be willing to learn more about Myositis.
  • Board meetings are held monthly.
  • Commitment of at least 8 hours per month including attendance at board meetings held via telephone conference calls.
  • Looking for those who understand and support our mission and vision. All positions are volunteer.

Seeking those with experience in the following:

We have provided a listing below of some of the special skills and experience we are looking for. Keep in mind that other experience, as listed on the application, is also needed and appreciated.

  • Spanish Speakers
  • Website design/development
  • Writing based on research
  • Organizing volunteers and projects
  • Accounting/Bookkeeping
  • Events, marketing, fundraising
  • Social Networking
  • Organizational development

Also seeking Medical and Scientific Advisors!

Are you a researcher in the field of autoimmunity, immunology, infectious disease, dermatology, neurology, chemotherapy, pharmacology, or any other applicable research field relating to Myositis?

Are you a physician with an interest in Myositis who has experience interacting with and/or treating Myositis patients? Are you a specialist in a field closely associated with Myopathy and Myositis?

If so, we invite you to apply, by completing the application (above) and sending it to us, along with your Curriculum Vitae, for consideration as a member of our volunteer Medical Advisory Committee.

View our Medical Advisor Brochure

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