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About the American Brain Foundation

The American Brain Foundation supports crucial research and education to discover causes, improved treatments, and cures for the brain and other nervous system diseases. One in six people is affected by brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, autism, and epilepsy.

Our Mission

The American Brain Foundation supports vital research and education to discover causes, improved treatments, and cures for brain and other nervous system diseases.

Our Vision

Cure brain disease.

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Board of Trustees

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American Brain Foundation Staff

Catherine M. Rydell, CAE
Executive Director

Christine E. Phelps
Deputy Executive Director

Lauren E. Ross
Senior Manager, Major Gifts

Suzi B. Sherman
Project Manager, Development

Jen A. Bruno
Senior Administrator, Development

Kristin E. Roehl
Grants Program Manager

John Hutchins, JD
General Counsel

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