Mindy B. Alpert, Great Neck, NY, has been a leader in both the business community and the not-for-profit community. She is a former senior vice president – investments with Smith Barney. Due to symptoms of multiple sclerosis, she was forced to leave her career in 2001 at the age of 38.
Nominated by friends as an inspiration, Mindy was an Olympic Torchbearer for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, an honor she says was one of the greatest highlights of her life.
A lifelong volunteer, Mindy remains active in community service. She coaches at the local high school (her alma mater) for girls varsity tennis and badminton, girls junior varsity basketball, and is looking forward to coaching boys varsity tennis next spring (2020). She has served on many boards and held leadership positions including Chairman of the Board of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society – Long Island Chapter (two terms, several years apart). She was the first Long Islander to serve on the National Board of Directors of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, where she also chaired the investment committee for many years. She also served as a delegate from the United States for the MS International Federation, serving on the People with MS Advisory Council and the finance committee.
When she was diagnosed with essential tremor, she researched the condition to learn as much as she could, and was very happy to discover the International Essential Tremor Foundation as a source of information, awareness, advocacy and support.
Mindy has a bachelor of science degree from Cornell University.