Meet the team behind One Mind's operations
Brandon Staglin is President of One Mind. Brandon served as Director of Marketing and Communications for One Mind Institute from 2005 to 2017, and as a Board Director for One Mind Institute and One Mind from 2015 to 2017. Brandon also serves on advisory councils for the National Institute of Mental Health, Mindstrong Health, and Stanford University’s Prodrome and Early Psychosis Program Network, and is a Stability Leader in The Stability Network. He has a Master’s degree from the University of California, San Francisco in Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership.
He has received numerous awards for his brain health advocacy, including the Lifetime Achievement VOICE Award from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Clifford W. Beers Award from Mental Health America, the Shattering Stigma—Realizing Recovery Award from the Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America, and the Clifford W. Beers Centennial Service Award from the Clifford W. Beers Clinic. Brandon’s lived experience with recovery from schizophrenia makes him grateful to be living in health and happy every day he can contribute to the health of others.
Joan Demetriades is the Chief Strategy Officer of One Mind. She brings extensive experience in pharmaceutical R&D strategy development, strategic leadership, portfolio planning, program & project management, organizational effectiveness, merger integration, bioanalytical chemistry, and pharmacokinetics.
Joan’s career spans executive and leadership positions at Janssen Pharmaceuticals R&D, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical R&D, AstraZeneca, Astra Merck, and Merck Research Labs.
Joan received a Masters of Business Administration from La Salle University and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from Duquesne University.
Ramona Hicks joined One Mind in 2014 to foster collaboration and implementation of neuropsychiatric research. Dr. Hicks graduated from the University of California with a B.S. in Biology, received an M.A. in Physical Therapy from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center. Her early clinical experience as a physical therapist set the stage for a lifelong commitment to improving healthcare for children and adults with brain health conditions. After receiving her Ph.D., Dr. Hicks had faculty appointments at the University of Kentucky and the University of Washington, and was a Program Director at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). While at NINDS she managed the traumatic brain injury (TBI) research portfolio along with other activities, including the development of common data elements for TBI research, the Federal Interagency TBI Research Informatics System (FITBIR), the NIH-NFL Sports Health Research Program, the National Research Action Plan for TBI and PTSD, and the International TBI Research (InTBIR) initiative.
At One Mind, Dr. Hicks works to facilitate the exchange of scientific knowledge across neuropsychiatric disorders, international borders, and academic and commercial entities to accelerate the development of diagnostic tools, biomarkers, and effective treatments. Projects include developing the One Mind Portal into a user-friendly and useful tool for research collaboration, especially among large, multi-center studies, implementing an evidence-informed screening and management tool for concussion in emergency departments (Screen-Inform-Prevent), and exploring opportunities for a public-private psychosis research initiative.
Garett Slettebak joined One Mind in 2016 and currently serves as the Director of Marketing and Communications. With over 13 years of marketing leadership experience, Garett is excited to apply his skills and marketing savvy to help raise awareness for One Mind, its industry, and its targeted initiatives.
Before One Mind, Garett served for more than a decade as the Director of Marketing for a Seattle based event management and marketing firm where he led the community focused marketing strategies and outreach activities for the organization and their portfolio of annually held sporting events and festivals that supported many Seattle area non-profit organizations. Prior to that, Garett worked in telecom, international trade and even spent a summer giving tours at the Puget Sound region’s most notable winery.
Garett came to One Mind with a personal connection to the cause and with knowledge of how influential successes in brain related research and outreach can positively impact society.
Garett holds an MBA from the University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business and a BA in Economics from the University of Washington as well. When he is not working, Garett spends most of his time with his young son, newborn daughter and wife. Born and raised in Seattle, Garett takes great pride in Seattle’s history, its access to the outdoors and its newfound growth. Garett is a life-long soccer player and passionate fan of the Seattle Sounders FC as well as many of the other Seattle area sports teams.
Erik Montes joined One Mind in late 2013 as a Developer, to assist with the build of the One Mind Apollo Data Exchange Portal. His main roles include, but are not limited to, user interface design, usability, and front-end functionality.
Before coming on board, Erik lived in Fresno, California where he attended graduate school and worked for a large quantitative research company called Decipher as a software engineer. In his role, he was responsible for design, usability, and front-end functionality.
Erik has over 10 years of experience in building web applications. He likes to give back to the software community by contributing to several open source software projects, such as jquery.placeholder and web2py.
Erik grew up in central California. He received his B.S. in Computer Science from California State University, Fresno.