Expert Speakers

Check out the renowned speakers featured at BrainFutures 2017.

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General Peter Chiarelli

CEO, One Mind

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Norman Doidge, MD

Psychiatrist, Researcher and Author

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Alvaro Fernandez

CEO and Editor in Chief, SharpBrains

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Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD

Founder and Executive Director, Neuroscape, University of California, San Francisco

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Walter Greenleaf, PhD

Professor, Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Stanford University

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Charlie Hartwell

Operating Partner, Bridge Builders Collaborative

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Kathleen Herath, RN, BSN, CRRN

Associate Vice President, Health & Productivity, Nationwide Insurance

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Sheilah Kast

Host, On the Record, WYPR

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The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy

Former US Representative, Founder, Kennedy Forum

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Robert L. Koffman, MD, MPH

Captain, US Navy (Retired), Medical Director, Semper Fi Fund

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Ofer Leidner

Co-Founder and President, Happify

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Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD

Professor & Director, Berenson-Allen Center, Harvard Medical School

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Marsden McGuire, MD

Acting Chief Consultant, Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, US Department of Veterans Affairs

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Jeff Nichols, CSCS*D, TSAC*D

Exercise Physiologist and Former Navy SEAL

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Linda Raines

CEO, BrainFutures®

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John Ratey, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard School of Medicine

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John Sullivan, PhD

CEO, Clinical and Sports Consulting Services

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Dror Ben-Zeev, PhD

Director, mHealth for Mental Health Program,
University of Washington

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George Carpenter IV

CEO, MYnd Analytics

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General Peter W. Chiarelli

US Army (Retired), CEO, One Mind

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Scott Cousino

CEO & Co-Founder, myStrength

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Nicholas Dogris, PhD

CEO, Neurofield

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Sherry Dubester, MD, MS

Vice President, Behavioral Health and Clinical Programs, Anthem, Inc.

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Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD

Professor & Director, Neuroscape, UCSF, Chief Science Officer, Akili

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Pamela Greenberg, MPP

President and CEO, Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness

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Walter Greenleaf, PhD

Professor, Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Stanford University

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Henry Harbin

Health Care Consultant

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Cori Lathan, PhD

Founder & CEO, Anthrotronix

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Jay Lombard, DO

Chief Scientific Officer, Genomind

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Ana Maiques

CEO, Neuroelectrics

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Carlos Peña, PhD, MS

Director, Division of Neurological and Physical Medicine Devices, US Food and Drug Administration

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William Richards, PhD

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Psilocybin Research Project

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Mark Trullinger, MSc, BCN

Psychology Associate, Managing Director, NeuroThrive

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Stephen Xenakis, MD

Brigadier General, US Army, (Retired), Founder, The Center for Translational Medicine

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Nicholas Bott, PsyD

Chief Science Officer, Neurotrack Technologies, Inc.

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Michelle Carlson, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD

Founder, UT Dallas Center for Brain Health

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Majid Fotuhi, MD

Medical Director, NeuroGrow Brain Fitness Center

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Joel Kahn, MD

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer, eMindful

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Sarah Lenz Lock, JD

Senior Vice President for Policy, AARP and Education Director, Global Council on Brain Health

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Michael Merzenich, PhD

Chief Science Officer, Posit Science

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Graeme Moffat, PhD

VP of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, InteraXon

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Sarah Shizuko Morimoto, PsyD

Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Utah

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James Gimian

President and Executive Director, Foundation for a Mindful Society

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Thomas R. Insel, MD

President and Co-Founder, Mindstrong Health

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Harry Kerasidis

Medical Director, Centers for Neuroscience, Sleep Disorders and Stroke, Calvert Memorial Hospital and Founder, XLNTbrain Sport

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David K. Nace, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Lantern

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Kathy Washa

Senior Advisor, Specialized Membership, AARP

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Vance Benton

Principal, Patterson High School, Baltimore, MD

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Martha Burns, PhD

Director of Neuroscience Education, Scientific Learning

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Joe Burton

Founder and CEO, Whil Concepts, Inc.

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John Cammack

Founder, Cammack Associates

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Peter Entwistle, PhD

Consultant, Assessment and Instruction, Pearson

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Shanti Fry

BrainFutures Advisor

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Jacque Gamino, PhD

Adolescent Reasoning Initiative, UT Dallas Center for Brain Health

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Nancy Grasmickm PhD

Co-Director, Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education, Kennedy Krieger Institute

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Laurence Hirshberg, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Brown University Medical School, Director, Neurodevelopment Center

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Amy Kennedy

Education Director, Kennedy Forum

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Kisya L. Johnson

Transformation Specialist, Duval County Schools, Jacksonville, Florida

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Richard Lemons, EdD

Executive Director, Connecticut Center for School Change and Instructor, Yale University

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Ali Smith

CoFounder, Holistic Life Foundation

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Jonathan Smith

Principal, Thomas W. Browne Middle School, Dallas, Texas

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Naomi Steiner

Associate Professor, Boston U Medical School, Director, Attention Tutoring

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Bruce Wexler, MD

Professor Emeritus, Yale Medicine School, Founder, C8 Sciences

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Jody Woodrum, EdD

Assistant Superintendent (Retired), Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District, Mississippi

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The one-and-a-half-day event features renowned leaders sharing research-to-practice approaches that are transforming brain health across generations. BrainFutures 2017 presenters will help us explore advancements in treatment, brain fitness, the value of technology and the range of therapeutic options that can improve wellness.