About us

Who We Are & What We Do





Our story

The Kym Sellers Foundation (KSF) was established in April 2000 in Cleveland, Ohio.  As an Ohio not-for-profit organization, granted exemption status under IRS 501(c)(3) and is dedicated solely to individuals in the Greater Cleveland area affected with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

The KSF was founded by Cleveland radio personality, Kym Sellers of Radio One’s WZAK.  Kym was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1992 and has since been on a mission to increase awareness and to educate individuals and their families and friends about the devastating effects, as well as the care, treatment, and education of those affected by MS.  The KSF was started in 2000 out of Kym’s desire to increase awareness and educate others, more specifically, African Americans and other minorities who are affected by MS. Since its inception, The KSF has been dedicated solely to individuals with MS, promoting healthy lifestyles in order for them to develop to their individual level of potential.

Participation is open to all individuals and their families, who are affected by MS, regardless of race, religion, national origin, or socio-economic status. The vision of The KSF is to be an organization that has a meaningful effect and significant impact on the quality of life for individuals affected by MS; to be an organization that provides answers to troubling questions; and, to be an organization that increases awareness and provides education and information for those affected by MS.    The KSF provides outreach, awareness and education to individuals with MS and their families, in order to sustain a quality of life commensurate with their potential.



Contact Info

Email us at:

info@kymsellersfoundation.org

LOCATION

13815 Kinsman Road
Cleveland, Ohio
44120


The Vision


Our vision is to be an organization that has a meaningful effect and significant impact on the quality of life for individuals affected by MS regardless of race, religion, national origin, or socio-economic status. We want to be an organization that provides answers to troubling questions and to be an organization that increases awareness and provides education and information for those affected by MS.



The Mission


Our mission statement can be summed up in one word: PROVIDE.

Providing education and promoting awareness about the effects of MS, its care and treatment, and its potential effect, particularly for African-Americans and other minorities.

Providing workshops, seminars and other educational programs on MS including, but not limited to, new medical treatments and medication, employment, wellness, alternative therapies, exercise and diet, family relationships, and legal matters.

Providing a vehicle for individuals to receive information in order to access care and treatment.



The Team

Meet our

Board Members



Kym Sellers

Kym Sellers

The Founder, President

Robert F. Richardson, MD.

Robert F. Richardson, MD.

Board Chair & Medical Consultant

WaSharion G. Kimber

WaSharion G. Kimber

Board Member

Reverend Rodney Maiden

Reverend Rodney Maiden

Board Member & Spiritual Advisor Pastor

Arlonda Stevens, Ph.D

Arlonda Stevens, Ph.D

Board Member

Malcolm Walters, Jr., DDS

Malcolm Walters, Jr., DDS

Malcolm Walters, Jr., DDS, LLC Family Dentistry

Raymond V. Attwell

Raymond V. Attwell

Board Member

Erskine E. Cade, Partner

Erskine E. Cade, Partner

Board Member

Stephanie W. Turner

Stephanie W. Turner

Board Member

Daisy L. Alford-Smith, Ph.D

Daisy L. Alford-Smith, Ph.D

Board Member

Meredith R. Whitehead

Meredith R. Whitehead

On-site Specialist, Cleveland Clinic

Carole F. Hoover

Carole F. Hoover

Chairman Emeritus