Meet the Experts

Friday, July 16th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

NeoCORTA’s management team includes:

  • Patrick Brannelly, MBA, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Brannelly holds a BA in Psychology from Harvard College and his MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association, National Capital Chapter, and as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing and E-Commerce at the University of Northern Virginia. He is a frequent speaker on brain fitness issues at state and national conferences. His previous experience includes serving as Director of Group Programs at Posit Science, a leading provider of scientifically-validated brain fitness products, and as a management consultant to major industries in the U.S. and Europe.
  • G. Richard ‘Dick’ Ambrosius, MA, Vice President of Outreach & Group Programs. Mr. Ambrosius earned his BA and MA in Political Science from the University of South Dakota and is the author of Choices & Changes, a positive aging guide to life-planning. His extensive experience includes service as the Executive Director of an Area Agency on Aging in Iowa, membership on the National Advisory Committee to the 1981 White House Conference on Aging, and the founding of one of the first full-service marketing organizations to specialize in the older adult market. He has consulted and presented widely, as well as having served as Vice President of Marketing for two multi-community senior living companies.
  • Ryan McKim, PsyD, Vice President of Research & Outcomes. Dr. McKim, a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in the assessment of memory and cognitive rehabilitation, completed fellowships in Neuropsychology and Health Psychology at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. He is involved in clinical research at the San Francisco VA Medical Center investigating neuroplasticity and developing novel cognitive rehabilitation strategies for returning veterans who have experienced traumatic brain injuries. He teaches Neuropsychological Assessment at the California Institute of Integral Studies. A popular speaker, Dr. McKim also teaches a Memory Fitness Program for patients and members of the public.
  • Kathryn Thomas, PhD, Director of Business Development. Dr. Thomas earned her MS and PhD in Gerontology at the University of Southern California’s Davis School of Gerontology, as well as her BS in Systems Engineering with Distinction at the University of Virginia. As a National Institute of Aging pre-doctoral fellow, her research covered employment, civic engagement, assistive technology, and long-term care policy issues. Her research has been published in peer reviewed journals and presented at national conferences. An active member of the Gerontological Society of America, American Society on Aging, and the Business Forum on Aging, Dr. Thomas is an Adjunct Professor at Georgia State University’s Gerontology Institute.
  • Key advisors include:

  • Jay Chyung, MD, PhD, Co-Founder and Board Member. In addition to his MD and PhD in Neurobiology from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Chyung earned his BS in Biochemistry magna cum laude at Harvard College. He led the development of NeoCORTA’s assessment, forecasting, and recommendation capabilities. Dr. Chyung currently serves as the Medical Director of Healthways, a leading provider of health management solutions.
  • Michael Knable, MD, Consulting Clinician. A board certified Neurologist and Psychiatrist, Dr. Knable earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at Ohio University. He is a faculty member at George Washington University Medical School and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. A respected researcher, Dr. Knable has authored numerous articles on neuropsychiatric diseases and co-authored a book about manic depression.
  • Sandra Timmerman, EdD, Advisory Board Member. Dr. Timmerman earned her advanced degrees at Columbia University, and has held key posts at the American Society on Aging, AARP, SeniorNet, National Alliance for Caregiving, and the Business Forum on Aging. A delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging, she now serves as Director of the MetLife Mature Market Institute and as Financial Gerontology columnist for the Journal of Financial Service Professionals.
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