Board of Directors/Officers

Vicky Goodman

Founder and President

Carol Halperin

Vice President

 

Robyn Mandelberg, Ph.D.

Secretary

 

Mary Burgoyne Snyder

Treasurer

 

Joannie Burstein 

Margot Calabrese

Teri Fournier, Esq.

Adrienne Gary

Nancy Glaser, M.D.

Jaega Haralambus, Esq.

Mary Ridings Herman

Felica Jones

Kai Kolodziejski

Susan Lerner

Stephanie Dolman Lushing

Terri Mosqueda

Jun Oh, Esq.

Judy Richman

Nicole Riddle

Mia Silverman

Shelley Singer

Joan Steier

Pardis Zomorodi, Esq.

Executive Liaison for The Friends of Semel and The Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors

Wendy Kelman

Faculty Advisor

Michael R. Irwin, M.D.

Director, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology

Director, Mindful Awareness Research Center

Faculty Advisory Board

Carrie Bearden, Ph.D.

Robert M. Bilder, Ph.D.

Susan Y. Bookheimer, Ph.D.

Joel Braslow, M.D., Ph.D.

Ian A. Cook, M.D.

Giovanni Coppola, M. D.

Katrina DeBonis, M.D.

Fawzy Fawzy, M.D.

Jonathan Flint, M.D.

Tim Fong, M.D.

Nelson B. Freimer, M.D.

Michael Gitlin, M.D.

Michael Irwin, M.D.

Shafali Spurling Jeste, M.D.

Robin Kissell, M.D.

Elizabeth Laugeson, Psy.D.

Patricia Lester, M.D.

Edythe London, Ph.D.

Stephen Marder, M.D.

Kelsey C. Martin M.D., Ph.D.

John Mazziotta, M.D., Ph.D.

James McCracken, M.D.

David J. Miklowitz, Ph.D.

John Piacentini, Ph.D.

Gary Small, M.D.

Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

Tom Strouse, M.D.

Peter Whybrow, M.D.

Gail Wyatt, Ph.D.

Alexander S. Young, M.D., M.S.H.S.

Professor and Interim Chair  

Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences  

Interim Director, Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Interim Physician-in-Chief, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital

Advisory Board

Kary Antholis

Nanci Christopher

Sam Cullman

Paul Dalio

Alex Gansa

Donald S. Goodman

Howard Gordon

Julia Gouw

Gail Kamer Lieberfarb

Debra Matsumoto

Ambassador Nancy Rubin

Elyn Saks, Ph.D, J.D.

Susan Solomon

Ross Szabo

ABOUT US

The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and
Human Behavior at UCLA is dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illness by supporting research to advance innovative treatments and sponsoring educational programs to raise awareness and erase stigma.*

The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
760 Westwood Plaza C7-463
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Email: wkelman@mednet.ucla.edu

Phone: 310 825-3119
 

* The Friends of the Semel Institute is a 501(c)(3)  volunteer organization under the auspices of the UCLA Foundation.