Our Team

We are an alliance dedicated to transforming the study of brain disorders and accelerating better diagnostics, treatments and cures.

Executive Leadership Team

Magali Haas, MD, PhD

Magali Haas, MD, PhD

CEO & President

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Allyson Gage, PhD

Allyson Gage, PhD

Chief Medical Officer

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Andreas Jeromin, PhD

Andreas Jeromin, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

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Lee Lancashire, PhD

Lee Lancashire, PhD

Chief Information Officer

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Daniel Plowden, MBA

Daniel Plowden, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

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Thomas Oberst

Thomas P. Oberst

Chief Technology Advisor (Consulting)

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Kathleen Syben

Kathleen Syben

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

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Translational Science Team


Heather Lasseter, PhD

Heather Lasseter, PhD

Associate Director,
Scientific Programs

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Chantelle Ferland-Beckham, PhD

Chantelle Ferland-Beckham, PhD

Senior Manager,
Scientific Programs

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Lauren Chaby, PhD

Lauren Chaby, PhD

Manager,
Scientific Programs

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Taryn Aubrecht, PhD

Taryn Aubrecht, PhD

Manager,
Scientific Programs

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Clinical Programs Team

David Biondi, DO, FAAN

David Biondi, DO, FAAN

Executive Director,
Clinical Programs

Friso Postma, PhD

Friso Postma, PhD

Senior Director,
Clinical Programs

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Retsina Meyer, PhD

Retsina Meyer, PhD

Senior Manager,
Clinical Programs

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Thomas Nydam

Thomas Nydam

Senior Director,
Clinical Operations & Quality Management

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Saheed Adeyeri, CCRP

Saheed Adeyeri, CCRP

Senior Clinical Trial Associate,
Clinical Programs

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Thahmina Rashid

Thahmina Rashid

Clinical Project Manager,
Clinical Programs

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Data Science & BRAIN Commons Team

Data Science

Timothy Vaughan, PhD

Timothy Vaughan, PhD

Deputy Director,
Data Science

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Kevin Urban, PhD

Kevin Urban, PhD

Associate Director,
Data Science

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Andrew Thompson, PhD

Andrew Thompson, PhD

Associate Director,
Data Science

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Joseph Herman, PhD

Joseph Herman, PhD

Senior Data Scientist

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Nikolai Shokhirev, PhD

Nikolai Shokhirev, PhD

Senior Data Scientist

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Roozbeh Atri, PhD

Roozbeh Atri, PhD

Senior Data Scientist

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BRAIN Commons


Maryan Zirkle, MD

Maryan Zirkle, MD, MS, MA

Executive Director,
BRAIN Commons

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Deepti Cole

Deepti Cole

Associate Director,
Data Science

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Terri Gilbert, PhD

Terri Gilbert, PhD

Engagement Director,
BRAIN Commons

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Enabling Technologies Team


Zhanna Rozenberg

Zhanna Rozenberg

Associate Director,
Enabling Technologies

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Isabel Curro

Isabel Curro

Lab Assistant,
Enabling Technologies

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External Affairs Team

Nicole Harmon, PhD

Nicole Harmon, PhD

Executive Director,
External Affairs

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Kristin Gearty

Kristin Gearty

Senior Director,
Communications

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Eric Prager, PhD

Eric Prager, PhD

Associate Director,
External Affairs

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Operations Team


Lauren Goldsmith

Lauren J. Goldsmith

Senior Director,
Contracts and Grants Management

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Keith Robinson

Keith Robinson

Director,
Operations

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Technology Development Team


Eugene Rakhmatulin

Eugene Rakhmatulin

Executive Director,
Technology Development

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