Meet the incredible team behind One Mind's operations
One Mind is led by General Pete Chiarelli, U.S. Army General (Retired) who as Vice Chief of Staff of the Army led the Department of Defense efforts on post-traumatic stress (PTS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and suicide prevention. He is a retired General with almost 40 years of experience, and was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of One Mind in 2012.
As the 32nd Vice Chief of Staff in the Army, Chiarelli was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Army and its 1.1 million active and reserve soldiers. This included the oversight of many of the Army’s R&D programs, and the implementation of recommendations related to its behavioral health programs, specifically its Health Promotion, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention Program.
As commander of the Multi-National Corps-Iraq, Chiarelli coordinated the actions of all four military services and was responsible for the day-to-day combat operations of more than 147,000 U.S. and Coalition troops. He was also the Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Robert Gates from March 2007 to August 2008. Chiarelli pioneered efforts to restore government, economic stability and essential services during two tours in Iraq; exercised command and control of combat operations; and trained, prepared and mobilized reserve forces for critical response operations. He retired from the Army in 2012.
In 2013, Chiarelli received the Patriot Award, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s highest honor for his work to help soldiers and families suffering from the invisible wounds of war.
Chiarelli holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Seattle University, a Master of Public Administration from the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategy from Salve Regina University. He is also a graduate of the College of Naval Command and Staff, and the National War College.
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 assumed the role of Chief Scientific Officer for One Mind in 2014 to further develop, identify and manage collaborative opportunities for the acceleration of research and knowledge surrounding neurological and mental health research.
Over the past year she has coordinated a project that includes the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Center for Disease Control (CDC), National Football League (NFL), General Electric (GE), Department of Defense (DoD) and academic experts aimed at bringing a standardized concussion screening and decision support tool to emergency care centers throughout the U.S. Another focus has been to enhance the utility of the One Mind Portal as a bioinformatics platform for research across multiple disorders and projects. Dr. Hicks also serves on the Executive Committee of the International Initiative for Traumatic Brain Injury Research (InTBIR) initiative and is an Affiliate Professor in the Dept. of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington.
Before joining One Mind, Dr. Hicks was the Program Director for the Extramural Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Research Program at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). In her role, she managed the traumatic brain injury (TBI) research portfolio and other activities, including creation 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 InTBIR Initiative.
Dr. Hicks grew up in Northern California, graduated from the University of California with a B.S. in Biology, and received a M.A. in Physical Therapy from Stanford University. Her early clinical experience as a physical therapist set the stage for a lifelong commitment to discover better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat persons with neurological disorders. She returned to school and obtained a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Connecticut, followed by academic appointments at the University of Kentucky and the University of Washington.
Brittnee E. Henry brings more than 17 years of fundraising experience to her role as Chief Development Officer for One Mind. Prior to joining One Mind, Brittnee served as a major gift officer for nationally recognized academic medical institutions including MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Menninger Clinic, and the University of Texas McGovern Medical School. She has worked extensively with individuals, corporations and foundations to develop philanthropic partnerships in support of transformational programs in the neurosciences.
Brittnee is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University, and completed degrees in Journalism & Mass Communications and Psychology at the University of Iowa.
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.
Nancy started with One Mind in April of 2012 as the Executive Support for General Peter Chiarelli (Ret.), along with serving as the Office Manager. In her support role, she administers his busy work life, ever-changing calendar and extensive travel schedule. With 35+ years of office administrative experience, Nancy also keeps the office running and provides administrative support to other members of the executive and management team.
Prior to One Mind, Nancy worked in Human Resources, however, spent most of her career in the global shipping industry managing sales and cargo logistics for diverse accounts such as Starbucks, Brooks Sports, Philips Medical, Dole Foods, Nestle, Disney and Sony.
Her adventures have taken her up and down the west coast – starting in Seattle, moving to Los Angeles, then San Francisco, and back to Seattle. She has also had great experiences throughout Asia and Europe.
Nancy grew up in the Seattle area. She loves music, hiking and boxing. She also has a passion for water sports, such as kayaking, paddleboards and rowing. When Nancy is away from the office, she and her husband enjoy the beaches of Hawaii, golfing, and trips to Walla Walla, WA.