Board of Directors

BBRF Board of Directors


Geoffrey A. Simon (Chairman of the Board)

Miriam E. Katowitz, CPA (Vice President of the Board)

Donald M. Boardman (Treasurer)

John R. Osterhaus (Secretary)

Carol A. Atkinson

J. Anthony Boeckh

Martin H. Borell

Judy Genshaft, Ph.D.

John Kennedy Harrison II

John B. Hollister

Carole H. Mallement

Milton Maltz

Jeffrey R. Peterson

Marc R. Rappaport

Mary Rubin

Virginia M. Silver

Ken Sonnenfeld, Ph.D., J.D.

Barbara K. Streicker

Barbara Toll

Robert Weisman, Esq.



Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
Ex-Officio/President & CEO

Herbert Pardes, M.D.
Ex-Officio/President, Scientific Council

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WhoWe Are

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is a global nonprofit organization focused on improving the understanding, prevention and treatment of psychiatric and mental illnesses.

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Beginning in 1987, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation was providing seed money to neuroscientists to invest in “out of the box” research that the government and other sources were unwilling to fund. Today, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is still the leading, private philanthropy in the world in this space.

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Meet the people who make up the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. Our staff of experts, passionate Board of Directors, and Scientific Council which includes Nobel prize winners and chairs of psychiatric departments around the world.

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Annual Report& Financials

We take our responsibility to our donors seriously and believe that our financial operations must be transparent. We're proud to say that 100% of your contribution for research is invested directly in research grants.

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