Board of Directors
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CHAIR
Janet Hieshetter

Executive Director
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation

TREASURER
Louise Vetter

Chief Executive Officer
Huntington’s Disease Society of America

SECRETARY
Karen L. Ball

President & CEO
The Sturge-Weber Foundation

PAST CHAIR
Robin Elliott

President
Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Michael Amery, Esq. (F2018)
Senior Legislative Counsel
American Academy of Neurology

Jeffrey Borenstein, MD (F2017)
President & CEO
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Bobby Heagerty (F2018)
Emeritus Director, Community Affairs & Education
Oregon Health & Science University

Peter W. Kalivas, PhD (F2018)
Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston

Helen Mayberg, MD (F2019)
Professor, Psychiatry, Neurology and Radiology
Emory University School of Medicine

Mathew Pletcher, PhD (F2017)
Chief Science Officer
Autism Speaks

Mark Rasenick, PhD
ABC Advocacy Committee Chair
Distinguished Professor of Physiology & Biophysics and Psychiatry
University of Illinois, Chicago

Matthew Rizzo, MD (F2018)
ABC Program Committee Chair
Frances and Edgar Reynolds Professor and Chair
Department of Neurological Sciences
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Andrew Sperling, JD (F2019)
Director, Federal Legislative Advocacy
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

Ted Thompson (F2019)
Senior Vice President, Public Policy
Michael J. Fox Foundation

Susan Vaughn (F2017)
Director of Public Policy
National Association of State Head Injury Administrators

Robert Wechsler, MD, PhD, FAAN (F2019)
Medical Director
Idaho Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

 

CORPORATE BOARD MEMBERS

Heddie Martynowicz, DM, MS
Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs – Neuroscience
Janssen Research & Development, LLC

Michele M. Oshman
Director, Advocacy & Professional Relations
Eli Lilly & Company: Bio-Medicines

Gabriela Mondino
Sr. Director, U.S. Advocacy Relations,
Genzyme, A Sanofi Company

Tarek Samad, PhD
Head, Neuroinflammation Research
Pfizer R&D

Susan Lane Stone
Executive Director, Alliance Advocacy Corporate Affairs
Allergan, plc

Virginia A. Valenze
Director, Advocacy & Alliance Development
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

 

 

CHAIR EMERITUS
Francis Kittredge, Jr, MD

ABC Chair 2004-F2008

American Brain Coalition

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