Garen Staglin

Garen is the co-founder and chairman of One Mind and the co-founder, president and trustee of the One Mind Institute.

During the past 20 years, One Mind and the Staglin’s Music Festival for Brain Health have raised more than $280 million for mental health charities and research. He is also co-founder and Director Emeritus of Bring Change 2 Mind, a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating the stigma of mental illness.

Garen has spent more than 35 years building and starting companies in the financial services and payment industries as a private equity investor and philanthropist. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Silicon Valley Bank, ExL Services, NVoice Payments, Profit Velocity Solutions and Specialized Bicycle Corporation. He is also a Senior Advisor to FTV Capital.

He earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from UCLA and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a recipient of the Gold Spike Award, Stanford University’s highest award for volunteer service and the UCLA College of Letters & Science Fellows Award.

Garen, his wife Shari and their children, Brandon and Shannon, are founders of the Staglin Family Vineyard in Rutherford, California. Actively involved for 30 years in the wine industry, the Staglins’ motto is “Great Wine for Great Causes” and through the operation of their winery, business interests and support of various charitable causes, they have indeed lived up to that philosophy.

In the last ten years, causes they have chaired or donations from their wines have generated more than $800 million.

Shari Staglin

Shari is a co-founder of One Mind and the co-founder and founding president of the One Mind Institute. She is also the founding president of the Staglin’s Music Festival for Brain Health. As co-founder and CEO of Staglin Family Vineyard over the past 30 years, she has also successfully started and grown an international fine wine business.

Over the past 20 years, One Mind/One Mind Institute and the Staglin’s Music Festival for Brain Health event have raised over $280 million for mental health charities and research. Shari is also co-founder of Bring Change 2 Mind, a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating the stigma and discrimination of mental illness.

Her previous career spanned nearly 18 years in healthcare management and included working for the N.Y. Health and Human Services Administration and the Association of Bay Area Governments. This experience prepared her for the brain health philanthropy, which she and her family were later to found and lead. Shari is an active member of the Napa Valley Vintners and Napa Valley Grapegrowers and was previously a member of the Board of Directors of the UCLA Foundation, and Women in Philanthropy.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from UCLA, her Master of Public Administration from New York University and completed graduate work in enology and viticulture at UC Davis.

Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy

Patrick is a co-founder of One Mind and served 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. Today, Mr. Kennedy has turned his attention to his passion for mental health parity through The Kennedy Forum.

He is also predominantly known as the author and lead sponsor of the Mental Health Parity & Addiction Equity Act of 2008. This dramatic piece of legislation provides access to mental health treatment to tens of millions of Americans who previously were denied care.

Congressman Kennedy has authored and co-sponsored dozens of bills to increase the understanding and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders, including the National Neurotechnology Initiative Act, the Genomics and Personalized Medicine Act, the COMBAT PTSD Act, and the Alzheimer’s Treatment and Caregiver Support Act.

He is a winner of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Distinguished Service Award, the Society for Neuroscience Public Service  Award, the Autism Society of America Congressional Leadership Award, the Depression and Bipolar Support Paul Wellstone Mental Health Award,  and the Epilepsy Foundation Public Service Award.

He is also founder of the Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus and the 21st Century Healthcare Caucus.