DALLAS (September 22, 2021) –Center for BrainHealth®, part of The University of Texas at Dallas, has announced new members to its advisory board and young professionals group, Think Ahead Group (TAG).

“The diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our newest BrainHealth ambassadors are crucial to informing our mission to bring access to brain health and fitness to the world,” said Roger Gault, Center for BrainHealth’s advisory board chair. “From nursing to corporate leadership, the wide variety of life experiences they bring enriches our organization and will be instrumental in helping us continue expanding our reach.”

The advisory board’s primary responsibility is to promote the vision of BrainHealth and serve as outstanding ambassadors in the Dallas area and beyond. Each member contributes insights to further the Center’s mission based on their personal experience and professional expertise.

The new board members are as follows:

Robert V. (Rob) Barnes III, President and CEO of Dee Brown, Inc., a third-generation leader in the family business

Noah Chapman, Vice President of Victory Development

Sarah Jane Chapman, a Registered Nurse at Children’s Health

Craig Kennington, Partner at Kennington Commercial and past collegiate football player

John Olajide, Founder and CEO of Axxess, a leading home healthcare technology company

Jonathan Smith, Executive Director of Cahn Fellow Programs Corporation and former Dallas ISD Principal

TAG provides a new generation the opportunity to participate in and influence the greatest scientific initiative of the 21st Century: unlocking the mysteries of the human mind. Members stand energized and motivated to do everything possible to increase knowledge about the brain in order to prevent avoidable brain decline and advance a lifetime of sound brain health.

The new TAG board members are as follows:

Dominique Haskett, Strategic Advisor for Capital Asset Advisors

Katie Overman, Chief Information Officer of Nexus Recovery Center

Dani Ruiz, Owner of Design Reality

About the Center for BrainHealth®
The Center for BrainHealth, part of The University of Texas at Dallas, is a research institute committed to enhancing, preserving and restoring brain health across the lifespan. Major research areas include the use of functional and structural neuroimaging techniques to better understand the neurobiology supporting cognition and emotion in health and disease. This leading-edge scientific exploration is translated quickly into practical innovations to improve how people think, work and live, empowering people of all ages to unlock their brain potential.

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