ACT FOR Multiple Sclorosis is pleased to announce the appointment of long time (17 years) Coachella Valley resident Steven B. Quintanilla as the newest member of the non-profit ACT FOR MS Board of Directors.

ACT FOR MS is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those in the Coachella Valley coping with MS, through funding and conducting programs and services related to strength training, yoga, electric utility assistance, support luncheons and MS education.  All programs and services are free to insure that all can participate without having to eliminate or reduce the vital needs of those coping with MS such as housing, food, utilities, etc.

Mr. Quintanilla is a partner in the law firm of Green, de Bortnowsky & Quintanilla, LLP which maintains offices in the Los Angeles area and in the City of Rancho Mirage.   Mr. Quintanilla specializes in public agency law and he currently serves as City Attorney for the City of Rancho Mirage, Deputy City Attorney for the City of Cathedral City, and General Counsel for the Rancho Mirage Housing Authority, Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District, Palm Springs and Orange County Cemetery Districts and the Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District which serves the communities of Thermal, Mecca and Oasis. Mr. Quintanilla is also well known for the extensive volunteer work he has provided and continues to provide to numerous non profits throughout the Coachella Valley. He also currently serves as Pro Bono Legal Counsel for the Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation.

Mr. Quintanilla stated: “I am delighted to be a part of an organization dedicated to helping others stricken with this very unfortunate and incurable condition.  I was amazed to discover that I am aquatinted with a number of people who either have MS or have a close friend or loved one living with the disease.  It is unfortunately one of those diseases that do not receive the attention it deserves.  Had my friend Gloria Greer not asked me to join the Board, I would have probably gone about my business not realizing how widespread and debilitating this disease is for many people I care about in the Coachella Valley.  I look forward to helping out in any way I can.”