Board of Directors


David W. Dodick, MD, FAAN, Chair
Mayo Clinic Arizona

Susan Schneider Williams, BFA, Vice Chair
Artist and Advocate

James Essey, Treasurer
TemPositions Group

Shafali Jeste, MD, FAAN, Secretary
UCLA Semel Institute

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

Walter F. Mondale, Honorary Chairman


David Eagleman, PhD
Neuroscientist & Entrepreneur

Jimmy Erwin
Chicago Title Company

Jacqueline French, MD
New York University and Epilepsy Foundation

Dan Gasby
Author, Alzheimer’s & Brain Health Advocate

Robert C. Griggs, MD, FAAN
University of Rochester Department of Neurology

James C. Grotta, MD, FAAN
Memorial Hermann–Texas Medical Center

Frances Jensen, MD, FACP, FAAN
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Neurology

Sharon L. Klein
Wilmington Trust, N.A.

Ben Lenail
Rare Disease Activist and Biotech Investor

Cindy McCain
Businesswoman and Philanthropist

Suzanne Miller
Empire State Properties

Ronald C. Petersen, PhD, MD, FAAN
Mayo Clinic, Department of Neurology

Sean Sansiveri
NFL Players Association

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

Joseph I. Sirven, MD, FAAN
Mayo Clinic

Ex Officio, Voting Director

James C. Stevens, MD, FAAN
Allied Physicians, Inc.

Ex Officio, Non-Voting Directors

Jane Ransom
Executive Director, American Brain Foundation

Mary E. Post, MBA, CAE
Chief Executive Officer, 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

Raymond Roos, MD, FAAN, Vice Chair
University of Chicago

Carsten Bonnemann, MD
Porter Neuroscience Research Center

Jose E. Cavazos, MD, PhD, FAAN
University of Texas Health – San Antonio

Merit Cudkowicz, MD, MSC
Massachusetts General Hospital

James C. Grotta, MD, FAAN
Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical

Mark F. Mehler, MD, FAAN
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

John Morris, MD, FAAN
Washington University

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

Eugene Scharf, MD
Mayo Clinic

Ira Shoulson, MD, FAAN
Georgetown University

Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD
Northwestern University Medical School