Leadership

Board of Directors

Officers

Kevin P. Goodno, Chair
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Robert C. Griggs, MD, FAAN, Vice Chair
University of Rochester Medical Center

A. Gordon Smith, MD, FAAN, Secretary
University of Utah Department of Neurology

Ralph F. Józefowicz, MD, FAAN, Treasurer
University of Rochester Medical Center

John C. Mazziotta, MD, PhD, FAAN, Immediate Past Chair
Vice Chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences
CEO UCLA Health

Walter F. Mondale, Honorary Chair

Directors

Dan Gasby
Author, Alzheimer’s & Brain Health Advocate

Bruce Miller, MD, FAAN
UCSF Memory and Aging Center

Jeffrey Rosenfeld, MD, PhD, FAAN
UCSF Medical Center

Susan Schneider Williams, BFA
Fine Artist

Martin Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, AEP, JD
Shenkman Law

Lisa M. Shulman, MD, FAAN
University of Maryland

Ben Utecht
Former NFL World Champion, National Concussion Advocate

Ex Officio Directors

Ralph L. Sacco, MD, MS, FAAN, FAHA
University of Miami

Joseph I. Sirven, MD, FAAN
Mayo Clinic

Ex Officio, Non-Voting Directors

Jane Ransom, Executive Director
American Brain Foundation

Catherine M. Rydell, CAE, Executive Director & CEO
American Academy of Neurology

Honorary Directors

Rich Clifford

Richard Essey

Leeza Gibbons

Billy McLaughlin

Research Advisory Committee

Robert C. Griggs, MD, FAAN, Chair
University of Rochester

Carsten Bonnemann, MD
Porter Neuroscience Research Center

Merit Cudkowicz, MD, MSC
Massachusetts General Hospital

Shafali Jeste, MD
University of California Los Angeles

John Morris, MD, FAAN
Washington University

Raymond Roos, MD, FAAN
University of Chicago

Ralph Sacco, MD, MS, FAAN, FAHA
University of Miami

Eugene Scharf, MD
University of Rochester

Ira Shoulson, MD, FAAN
Georgetown University

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