Author & Motivational Speaker Irma Resendez earned her Bachelors and Masters in Social Work degrees from California State University Long Beach while also creating Familia Unida Living with Multiple Sclerosis that is recognized as the first Multiple Sclerosis nonprofit in the United States to outreach to the Spanish speaking MS community in the early 1990's. Today, Irma continues to serve as the Chief Executive Officer. Familia Unida has evolved to serve over 15,000 diverse communities living with MS and various disabilities in Southern California. Irma is contacted from all over the world thanks to the internet connection that bridges partnerships and new friends.
Irma is an internationally acclaimed advocate and sought out inspirational speaker on topics related to maximizing your quality of life, community building, philanthropy , healthcare, disability awareness, culturally diversity are some of the most notable. She has served as a Disability Commissioner for the County of Los Angeles, featured in English/Spanish mainstream media outlets for her commitment to serving her community. Irma has received numerous awards and recognition's from the government, foundations and community for her tireless efforts of exemplifying the importance of love and unity.