The One Mind team consists of our Staff, our Board of Directors and our Scientific Advisory Board.
With our vision of Healthy Brains For All, together, we work to radically accelerate cures for brain illnesses and injuries.
One Mind Staff
As President of One Mind, Brandon Staglin channels his deep experience in communications, advocacy, and personal schizophrenia recovery to drive brain health research programs to heal lives. 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, the California Mental Health Services Authority’s Help@Hand Program, Mindstrong Health, and Stanford University’s Prodrome and Early Psychosis Program Network, and is a member of The Stability Network. He earned a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership from UCSF in September 2018, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Engineering Sciences and Anthropology from Dartmouth College in 1993.
Among Brandon’s recent work, he has successfully advocated for the growth of data-driven, networked, continuously improving prevention and early intervention services for youth facing serious psychiatric illness. He has originated One Mind’s ASPIRe program, which aims to dramatically increase both quality treatment access and recovery rates for such individuals through expanding and improving early care. His work was instrumental in the passage of California laws AB 1315 and SB 1004, providing funding and accountability for such services statewide.
Brandon 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.
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.
Dalton Delan has an acclaimed and storied career, with three Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards and five duPont-Columbia Awards to his name. He was most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Programming Officer for the flagship station of PBS, where he worked closely with documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., served as an Executive Producer of Washington Week, and oversaw sixteen In Performance at the White House programs under Barack Obama, as well as shows prior to that under the George W. Bush and William J. Clinton administrations. Delan was an Executive Producer for twenty years of the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, as well as a Co-Creator and Executive Producer of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. He has been privileged to work with talent ranging from Robin Williams to Bill Murray, and music titans such as Paul McCartney, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Burt Bacharach and Mick Jagger.
Before his work in public media, Delan helped Robert Redford launch the Sundance Channel as its first Creative Director and Executive Vice President. His other positions included HBO, Lifetime, and cable startup the Travel Channel. He began his career in television at ABC News, where an investigative report he spearheaded received an unprecedented editorial in The Wall Street Journal: “Quite simply the best piece of television journalism we’ve ever witnessed.” Prior to his move to television, Delan was a writer/editor at Time-Life Books. He received his B.A. summa cum laude from Princeton University.
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.
One Mind Board of Directors
One Mind’s Board of Directors is made up of highly successful business leaders who are using their professional skills and personal brain health motivations to guide One Mind in our efforts to accelerate cures for brain illnesses and injuries.
Consultant and Senior Advisor on financial services, risk management and payments; Former Chief Operational Risk Officer, Executive Vice President & Management Committee Member, Wells Fargo & Company; Varo Money, Inc. Board Member and Chair of Audit and Risk Committee; International Women’s Forum Member; One Mind Board Member
Donna Friedman is a clinical psychologist in private practice. She has personal lived experience in the field of Eating Disorders, as both a sufferer and a parent of a sufferer. Her personal story motivated her to help others. Over the years, Ms. Friedman has championed the cause for early intervention and evidence based treatment.
Ms. Friedman was the first Patient/Carer board member of the International Academy for Eating Disorders(AED). The AED is the largest non- profit organization focused on research for diagnosis, intervention and treatment of these illnesses. She is recognized as a pioneer in elevating the voice of the patient in treatment protocol. She has spoken nationally and internationally on this subject.
In addition, Ms. Friedman has been an outspoken advocate for mental health parity. The Parity Law passed in 2008, which requires that mental illness be treated with the same respect as physical illness. She is a member of Columbia University’s Global Mental Health Advisory Board, an avid supporter of The Kennedy Forum and a member Project Heal’s Board of Directors.
She is a wife, mother of four children, resides in Charleston, SC, where she maintains her professional practice.
One Mind Scientific Advisory Board
One Mind’s Scientific Advisory Board is made up of nine of the world’s top brain scientists. These leading brain scientists perform pioneering research in their fields, giving them unique perspectives on the state of the science and where it should go.
Peter Chiarelli, General, USA (retired) / One Mind CEO (retired) / Ambassador
Peter Chiarelli, U.S. Army General (retired) spent nearly 40 years of his life serving others while in the U.S. Army. As commander of the Multi-National Corps-Iraq, he 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. While serving as the 32nd Vice Chief of Staff in the Army from 2008 to 2012, Chiarelli was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Army and its 1.1 million active and reserve soldiers. It was during this time that General Chiarelli led the Department of Defense efforts on post-traumatic stress (PTS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and suicide prevention.
Immediately after retiring from the U.S. Army in early 2012, General Chiarelli became the first CEO of One Mind. Along with leading the organization’s strategic initiatives, he continued to advance his advocacy on brain health. He worked expeditiously with members in the government, corporate, scientific and philanthropic communities to greatly accelerate large-scale research for brain illnesses and injuries through Open Science data sharing and collaboration. His recent achievements include leading One Mind’s support of the TRACK-TBI research collaboration, aiding TRACK-TBI in its progress towards obtaining FDA approval of biologically-based biomarkers for TBI and building the foundation for the TRACK-TBI and AURORA ‘mega-collaboratory’ that will combine the data from these two large-scale longitudinal studies to determine the TBI and PTS comorbidity overlap.
Although General Chiarelli retired as the CEO from One Mind in early 2018, his passion and drive for the organization and for finding cures for neurodegenerative diseases remains explicit. While he looks forward to spending more time with his family, General Chiarelli still plans to continue his earnest efforts to aid One Mind in their neurodegenerative efforts as a One Mind Ambassador. We are thankful for his past, present and future support!
Joan Demetriades / One Mind Strategy Director (retired) / Ambassador
Like you, the One Mind Staff, Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board seek a world where all individuals facing brain health challenges can build healthy lives. You can help by making a donation to One Mind today. Your support will make a difference!