About BrainFutures.

BrainFutures is increasing the range of therapeutic options available to the public by bridging the gap between research, innovation and practice and by providing rigorous and unbiased information about advances in brain health and cutting-edge care that is transforming patient outcomes.

BrainFutures is a national nonprofit formed to assess and advance the practical application of neuroscience research to improve human outcomes. It was launched in 2015 by the nation’s second oldest mental health advocacy organization, the Mental Health Association of Maryland (MHAMD). For 103 years, our parent organization has worked to help people with behavioral health problems get better. As a citizen advocacy organization we offer objective assessment; public education; and a platform for policy and systems change.

BrainFutures has held two successful national brain health conferences to raise awareness of the application and results of new science, developing a cross disciplinary network of leaders to advance proven and promising innovations. With support from researchers, advocates, and clinicians, BrainFutures officially became a nonprofit organization in 2016.

Breakthroughs in our understanding of the brain have the potential to improve learning outcomes for children, maintain sharp thinking as we age, optimize functioning at work, and enhance treatment for a mental health or substance use problem. In the coming months, this webpage will feature educational resources on the latest advances in brain plasticity and how their application is transforming quality of life for people of all ages.

Address

1301 York Road, Suite 505 Lutherville, MD 21093


Contact Us

info@brainfutures.org
(443) 901-1550


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Advisors

The BrainFutures Advisory Board is comprised of esteemed individuals and thought leaders from the nation's leading organizations, businesses, non-profits and educational institutions.

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Morris Bell, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine

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Martha Burns, PhD

Director of Neuroscience Education, Scientific Learning

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John Cammack, MBA

Managing Partner, Cammack Associates

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Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD

Founder & Chief Dir. Center for Brain Health, University of Texas at Dallas

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Nathaniel Counts, JD

Senior Policy Director, Mental Health America

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Mo Edjlali

Co-Founder, Mindful Leader, Inc.

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Shanti Fry, MBA

Finance Co-Chair, Elizabeth Warren & Ed Markey Senate Campaigns

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Henry Harbin, MD

Psychiatrist

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Charlie Hartwell, MBA

Operating Partner, Bridge Builders Collaborative

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Amy Kennedy, MS

Education Director, The Kennedy Forum

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Susan Magsamen, MAS

Executive Director, International Arts & Minds Lab, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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Corey M McCann MD, PhD

President & CEO of Pear Therapeutics

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Michael Merzenich, PhD

Chief Science Officer, Posit Science

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John Sullivan, PhD

CEO, Clinical and Sports Consulting Services

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Tara Thiagarajan, PhD

Founder and Chief Scientist of Sapien Labs

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Mark Trullinger, MSc, BCN

Managing Director, NeuroThrive

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Bruce Wexler, MD

Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Yale

Staff Leadership

Linda J. Raines

Chief Executive Officer

lraines@brainfutures.org

Karen Alexander

Program Director

kalexander@brainfutures.org

Noel Lloyd

Director of Communications

nlloyd@brainfutures.org

Khadijah Berkley

Program Associate

kberkley@brainfutures.org

Kelly O’Brien

Chief Strategy Officer

kelly.obrien67@gmail.com

Board of Directors

George Kimes

President

Tim Santoni

Treasurer/Secretary

Henry Harbin, MD

Director

Randall M. Lutz, Esq.

Director

Jeff Richardson

Director

Beatrice Rodgers

Director

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