Board of Directors

Janet Hieshetter

Executive Director
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation

Louise Vetter
Chief Executive Officer
Huntington's Disease Society of America

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

Robin Elliott

Emeritus President
Parkinson’s Foundation



Emmanuel DiCicco-Bloom, MD
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Neuroscience and Cell Biology/Pediatrics

Diana Felner
Vice President, Public Policy
The Tourette Association of America 

John Greenfield, MD
Professor and Chair of Neurology
University of Connecticut School of Medicine

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

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

Jason Kopinski, CAE 
Deputy Executive Director
American Academy of Neurology

John Lehr
Chief Executive Officer
Parkinson's Foundation

Helen Mayberg, MD
Professor, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, and Neuroscience
Mount Sinai Professor of Neurotherapeutics
Director, Center of Advanced Circuit Therapeutics 
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Patrick McCartney
Executive Director
International Essential Tremor Foundation

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

Andrew Sperling, JD
Director, Federal Legislative Advocacy
National Alliance on Mental Illness

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

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



Nancy Bayerlein
Director, Patient Engagement and Support
Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc.

Todd Bledsoe
Associate Director, Patient Engagement & Advocacy
Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.

Lisa Hughes
Director, Alliance Advocacy

Craig Kramer
Chair, External Affairs – Global Campaign for Mental Health Neuroscience
Janssen Research & Development, LLC

Jessica Riviere
Senior Director of Global Patient Advocacy

Stephen Scango
Director, Federal Government Affairs
Abbvie, Inc.

Heather Strawn
Vice President, Government Affairs
Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals LLC


Francis Kittredge, Jr, MD

ABC Chair 2004-F2008


American Brain Coalition Board of Directors Job Description

American Brain Coalition

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