One Mind Board of Directors
Robina Riccitiello is the communications director for Million Person Project, a company that teaches values-based personal storytelling. A longtime journalist, Robina worked for UPI, KTTV, Space News, and Newsweek, covering everything from the Scott Peterson trial to the Academy Awards to the European space industry. Robina is president of the board of the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and has helped produce films including The Social Dilemma, The Infiltrators, Dark Money, Stage Mother, and Sell/Buy/Date.
Robina’s focus on mental health research funding stems from her own family’s experiences with depression, anxiety, and substance use. Dealing with family members who needed help was stressful, lonely, and overwhelming. She envisions a world where people who need help can get it and no one is afraid to talk about their struggles with brain health issues.
Robina was an early investor in One Mind Catalyst, a One Mind initiative that aims to accelerate the progress of brain health treatments and biomarkers. She also sponsored a One Mind Rising Star Award in 2021, named for her nephew Nick LeDeit.
In addition to her work with One Mind, Robina works with the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge, a wide-ranging program that is studying depression and anxiety from all angles and intends to find effective treatments and, eventually, a cure for depression.
Robina lives in San Francisco and has two daughters.