Professional Education

For people who primarily work on the Behavioral Neurology Training Program, Neuropsychology Practicum and Global Brain Health Institute.

Winnie Tsou

Technical Project Manager

Winnie brings extensive experience in project management, software development and web technologies to the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) through her work across many industries including non-profit scientific publishing, biotechnology, human resources software, consulting and legal services.

Kyle Pusateri, MA, MPH

Chief Operations Officer, GBHI

Kyle Pusateri is the Chief Operations Officer at GBHI, where he oversees the complex administrative components of GBHI, helping to ensure that the Institute is able to fulfill its mission of reducing the scale and impact of dementia worldwide.

Melinda Matice

Curriculum Coordinator, GBHI

Mindy works with faculty and staff to design the instructional content for the Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health program at the Global Brain Health Institute.

Niall Kavanagh

Communications Officer, GBHI

Niall Kavanagh is a communications officer with the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI). Based at UCSF, he is responsible for developing and sharing the stories and messages of GBHI and the Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health.

Camellia Rodriguez-Sackbyrne

GBHI Alumni Specialist

Camellia Rodríguez-SackByrne is the GBHI Alumni Specialist based at UCSF. She leads alumni engagement work to advance lifelong learning, connections and collaboration for the Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health. Camellia coordinates opportunities and resources for the continued growth of GBHI alumni (Senior Fellows) and seeks their input to foster a dynamic global network of leaders in brain health.

Vera Bakman

Budget & Programs Officer, GBHI

Vera Bakman brings to the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) extensive experience working with international non-profit organizations focused on underserved populations. Her work is driven by a belief in basic human rights and the need to strive for equality of opportunity. She is a trilingual speaker of Russian, Spanish and English.

Stacey Yamamoto

Monitoring & Evaluation Analyst, GBHI

As a Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst for the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI), Stacey Yamamoto uses program data to inform continuous improvement and, over time, demonstrate the impact of the organization.

Stacey has experience in public health research, evaluation and practice with a focus on health disparities among underserved populations. Her academic training and past experiences have ignited her passion for translational research with a focus on social impact.

Eleanor O'Brien

Education Coordinator

Eleanor O'Brien coordinates the educational programs at the Memory and Aging Center.

David Perry, MD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Perry graduated from medical school at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He completed an internship in internal medicine and residency in neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota where he also researched obsessive-compulsive features in dementia. He is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Memory and Aging Center and participates in the evaluation and treatment of patients in the MAC clinic.

His current area of research interest is the impact of neurodegenerative illness on reward processing.

Peter Ljubenkov, MD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Ljubenkov received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. During his training he took part in the Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) program at University of California, Los Angeles, where he investigated midbrain and basal ganglia pathology in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. He went on to complete his internship in internal medicine at University of California, Irvine, and his residency in neurology at University of California, San Diego.

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