The BRAINS Advisory Board includes 8 individuals who have a wide range of expertise ranging from neuroscience faculty to programmatic and diversity in science and engineering experts to faculty of color experts. Members have a history of supporting and advocating for diversity, offering perspectives on challenges of transitioning from postdoctoral scholars to independent academic faculty, and have varied stories of career success. The National Advisory Board provides guidance to the BRAINS program in areas such as participant recruitment, Symposium topics, and panelists, relevant social science research, program evaluation outcomes. Current members include:
- Ann Etgen, Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Yeshiva University
- Fay Guarraci, Ph.D.
- Professor, Psychology
- Kelly Mack, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Project Kaleidascope
Vice President, Undergraduate STEM Education
Association of American Colleges & Universities
- Kenneth Maynard, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Global Project Management
Pharmacovigilance Affiliate Relations
Global Patient Safety and Evaluation
Takeda Pharmaceutical International, Inc
- Richard McGee, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Faculty Recruitment & Professional Development
Professor, Medical Education
- Kathie Olsen, Ph.D.
ScienceWorks International, LLC
- Laureen Summers
Project Director, Entry Point!
- Keith Trujillo, Ph.D.
Director, Office for Training, Research & Education
California State University San Marcos