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Board of Directors/Officers

The Friends of the Semel Institute is proud to have an equitable, diverse and inclusive community that includes board members and scholar grant recipients of every background.  Our Open Mind community lecture and film series, free to the public, includes programming that addresses minority issues.  We recognize that inclusion must be practiced in all areas of our organization.

Vicky Goodman

Vicky Goodman

Founder & President

Carol Halperin

Carol Halperin

Vice President

Stephanie Lushing

Stephanie Lushing

Vice President

Robyn Mandelberg, PhD

Robyn Mandelberg, PhD

Secretary

Mary Ridings Herman

Mary Ridings Herman

Treasurer

Friends Advisory Board

Kary Antholis

Jim Berk

Joe Calabrese

Terri Cheney

Nanci Lynn Christopher

Sam Cullman

Paul Dalio

Alex Gansa

Donald Goodman

Howard Gordon

Julia Gouw

Rabbi Sherre Hirsch

Nancy Klopper

Gail Kamer Lieberfarb

Debra Matsumoto

Terri Mosqueda

Laura Ornest

Ambassador Nancy Rubin

Susan Solomon

Ross Szabo

David Tokofsky

Wendy Kelman, MSW

Wendy Kelman, MSW

Executive Director

April Thames, PhD

April Thames, PhD

Associate Faculty Advisor

Michael Irwin, MD

Michael Irwin, MD

Faculty Advisor

Betsy Hunter Breen

Betsy Hunter Breen

Joannie Burstein

Joannie Burstein

Margot Calabrese

Margot Calabrese

Barbara Eskowitz

Barbara Eskowitz

Teri Fournier

Teri Fournier

Adrienne Gary

Adrienne Gary

Nancy Glaser, MD

Nancy Glaser, MD

Jaega Haralambus

Jaega Haralambus

Felica Jones

Felica Jones

Nancy Klopper

Nancy Klopper

Kai Lauren Kolodziejski

Kai Lauren Kolodziejski

Susan Lerner

Susan Lerner

AJ Mendez

AJ Mendez

Jun Oh

Jun Oh

Judy Richman

Judy Richman

Mia Silverman

Mia Silverman

Shelley Singer

Shelley Singer

Mary Burgoyne Snyder

Mary Burgoyne Snyder

Joni Steier

Joni Steier

Meera Varma

Meera Varma

Faculty Advisory Board

Carrie Bearden, PhD

Robert M. Bilder, PhD

Susan Y. Bookheimer, PhD

Joel Braslow, MD, PhD

Ian A. Cook, MD

Giovanni Coppola, MD

Katrina DeBonis, MD

Fawzy Fawzy, MD

Jonathan Flint, MD

Tim Fong, MD

Nelson B. Freimer, MD

Michael Gitlin, MD

Helena Hansen, MD, PhD

Michael Irwin, MD

Shafali Spurling Jeste, MD

Robin Kissell, MD

Elizabeth Laugeson, PsyD

Patricia Lester, MD

Edythe London, PhD

Stephen Marder, MD

Kelsey C. Martin MD, PhD

John Mazziotta, MD, PhD

Robert M. (Bob) McCann, PhD

James McCracken, MD

David J. Miklowitz, PhD

John Piacentini, PhD

Elyn Saks, Esq., PhD

Jonathan Sherin, MD, PhD

Susan Smalley, PhD

Tom Strouse, MD

April Thames, PhD

Yalda T. Uhls, MBA, PhD

Peter Whybrow, MD

Gail Wyatt, PhD

Alexander S. Young, MD, MSHS

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