Garen Staglin

Garen is the Co-Founder and Board Chairman of One Mind (formerly the International Mental Health Research Organization), a 501c(3) non-profit organization.

During the last twenty years, One Mind and the Staglin’s Music Festival for Brain Health have raised more than $290 million for mental health charities and research. Launched in 2011 with former Congressman Patrick Kennedy and now led by President, Brandon Staglin, One Mind is pursuing a number of large-scale public-private partnerships in Schizophrenia, TBI, and PTS as well as funding cutting-edge research with 30 rising star scientists.

Garen is a private equity investor and philanthropist with more than 40 years of experience in building and starting companies in the financial services and payment industries. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Silicon Valley Bank, ExL Services, NVoice Payments and Profit Velocity Solutions. He is also a Senior Advisor to FTV Capital. Garen is a graduate of UCLA, B.S.-Engineering (1966), and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, MBA (1968). 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. He is Co-Chairman of the UCLA Centennial Capital Campaign.

He and Shari, and their children, Brandon and Shannon, are founders of the STAGLIN FAMILY VINEYARD, a 64-acre estate in Rutherford, California.

Shari Staglin

Shari is a Co-Founder and Board member of One Mind. 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 last twenty years, One Mind/IMHRO and the Staglin’s Music Festival for Brain Health event have raised over $290 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. In 2013, Mr. Kennedy turned his attention to his passion for mental health parity by founding The Kennedy Forum, a non-profit whose mission is to lead a national dialogue on transforming mental health and addiction care delivery.

He is 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.

In 2017, Kennedy was appointed to the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. Kennedy’s personal contributions focused on the declaration of a federal emergency and strong parity recommendations.

Also in 2017, after seeing the need for evidence-based interventions in behavioral health and addiction, along with Marjorie Morrison, Kennedy co-founded PsycHub, an educational tech platform designed to change the healthcare ecosystem and how behavioral health is consumed.

Patrick’s most important achievement continues to be leveraging his powerful family legacy in the arenas of civil rights, mental health, and intellectual disabilities to advance the cause of social justice and health equity for all people.