Advocacy Committee
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ADVOCACY COMMITTEE CHARTER

The charge of the Advocacy Committee is as follows:

The American Brain Coalition (ABC) Advocacy Committee will recommend and review the ABC's legislative priorities to the ABC Board. The Advocacy Committee will communicate the legislative priorities to ABC members, as well as to policymakers and their staff. The Advocacy Committee will monitor and report back to the membership any congressional and agency activities and policy relevant to the ABC.

 

ADVOCACY COMMITTEE CHAIR

Mark Rasenick, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Physiology & Biophysics and Psychiatry
University of Illinois, Chicago

ABC BOARD CHAIR

Janet Hieshetter
Executive Director
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation

PAST ADVOCACY CHAIR

Wade H. Berrettini, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Neurobiology & Behavior
University of Pennsylvania

MEMBERS

Michael Amery, Esq.
Senior Legislative Counsel
American Academy of Neurology

Phil Cronin
Legislative Consultant
Cure Alzheimer's Fund

Joan Demetriades
Chief Strategist
One Mind Research

Diana Felner
Vice President, Public Policy
Tourette Syndrome Association

Bobby Heagerty
Emeritus Director, Community Affairs & Education
Oregon Health & Sciences University Brain Institute

Patrick McCartney
Executive Director
International Essential Tremor Foundation

Brittany Meyer
Associate Director, Public Policy
Michael J. Fox Foundation

Eileen M. Murray, MM, CAE
Executive Director
American Epilepsy Society

Leslie Ritter
Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs
National MS Society

Matthew Rizzo, MD
ABC Program Committee Chair
Frances and Edgar Reynolds Professor and Chair
Department of Neurological Sciences
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Allen Segal
Senior Director, Policy & Member Programs
Society for Neuroscience

Sarah Smith
Associate Director, Federal Affairs
Alzheimer's Association

Stuart Spielman
Senior Policy Adviser and Counsel
Autism Speaks

Justine Welsh, MD
Assistant Professor
Emory University School of Medicine

Elizabeth Wilson
President & Chief Executive Officer
American Brain Tumor Association

John Wylam
Manager, Advocacy and Policy
National MS Society

 

American Brain Coalition

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