Daniel “Dan” Farber is a Rutgers School of Business graduate who has served as president and CEO of New Jersey’s Bright Lights USA since 1990. In addition to his role with Bright Lights, Dan Farber supports multiple nonprofit organizations, including the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society.
On March 1, the National MS Society recognized multiple politicians for their commitment to supporting MS research and advocacy at the legislative level. U.S. Senator Susan Collins of Maine received one of the highest honors when she was named 2017 U.S. Senator of the Year by the nonprofit organization. In addition to being a vocal defender of increased access to affordable health care, Sen. Collins serves on the Appropriations Committee and the Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee. She also belongs to the Congressional MS Caucus.
Sen. Collins has consistently introduced and authored legislation promoting expanded and improved access to health care for Americans. She recently authored an amendment in the Tax Cuts and Reform Act that ensures individuals with high medical costs can deduct various expenses, and she previously introduced the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage Family Caregivers Act, which was subsequently passed by Congress. Senator Collins was presented with the award during the 27th annual Public Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.