For most, dealing with brain diseases or injuries is the most difficult of all healthcare challenges. And these conditions are the fastest growing cause of disability and death in the U.S. – most prominently adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Psychiatric Syndromes. The emotional toll on families with brain-impaired loved ones is greater than all other medical illnesses combined. With 10,000 seniors turning 65 daily for the next 15 years, we face unprecedented demands to already strained brain diseases of aging resources. Thus, the need has never been greater for a scientific brain wellness leadership team that is both qualified and committed to bring BPE to the masses as quickly as possible. Meet the faces that are behind Brain In Play International and Brain In Play Foundation.
William T. White MSN, APRN-BC
The clinician-scientist President of Brain In Play International and Brain In Play Foundation is dedicated to preventing, treating, and improving the symptom management of degenerative brain diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and major psychiatric illnesses.
Katharine B. White MSN, APRN-BC
An advanced practice nurse board certified in brain/behavioral health and member of the American Academy of Neurology, she is a former hospital Chief Nursing Officer and was SVP of Quality at the nation’s first horizontally integrated home health agency.
Alan Ashare, MD
A global brain and spinal cord injury sports safety icon. Dr. Ashare is Chief Nuclear Medicine St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and Professor of Radiology at Tufts Medical School with a specialty in disease imaging diagnostics and a core interest in preventing and treating brain injuries and diseases of aging. A serial author, he originated Heads Up, Don’t Duck in the mid-90s and in 2015 released The Mechanism of Concussion in Sports. He advises Brain In Play business development strategy.
Alexa is a nationally acclaimed early-stage co-founder and operator with a passion for consumer-focused innovation. Alexa started her career on Wall Street as an investment banker, first as an analyst at Bank of America - Merrill Lynch, and then as an account executive with startup Axial Inc. From 2014 to 2017 she served as the VP of Consumer Experience with 2020 On-site, an on-site employee vision care company she co-founded in Boston. While at 2020 On-site, Alexa co-founded PERKS, the nation’s leading employee experience and office culture showcase for employers to find/access innovative and employee-centric services. In 2017, Alexa turned her focus to running PERKS full-time, expanding both the PERKS community and associated nationwide events.
Steven Langlois, MPS
Director of Marketing
Steve is Brain In Play's Director of Marketing and brings a diverse history, having worked in the front offices of two major professional sports organizations. His graduate studies at Georgetown University centered around sports concussion management, where he completed his Master's thesis highlighting the benefits of emerging therapies such as Brain In Play's proprietary Brain Performance Enhancement℠.
Daniel O'Brien, CPA, MBA
Dan is current CFO of Navigant Credit Union. He specializes in liquidity management, asset/liability management, investment portfolio management, approval of annual operating and capital budget, and regulatory compliance. He received his MBA from Bryant University in 1991. Dan is also an EMT and Firefighter with North Smithfield Fire Department.
Jennie Chiller-Gordon, LICSW
Jennie is a national figure in the senior-health space regarding digitization, clinical & administrative policy, EHR development and patient care strategy. She has won numerous awards and accolades for her work including being recognized in the top 40 leaders under 40 (years of age) by the PBN. Jennie has worked at national trailblazing companies from CVS Health and ‘The RI Quality Institute’, to her current position as Senior Link’s Director of Client Services across multiple states.
joel kaufman, md
Dr. Kaufman is a board certified neurologist, physician executive, researcher and a thought leader in Quality Improvement/Management and Accountable Care Organizations - chairing 3 American Academy of Neurology national committees. As Full Professor of Clinical Neurosciences at Brown, Joel is the medical director of the Neurology Clinic at RI Hospital.
Tommy's superb athletic talent took him from High School fields in Alexandria, VA all the way to the NFL. After football , Tommy has worked with several organizations to help enrich the game he loves, consulting on the integration of neuro-behavioral therapies into both amateur and professional athletic training, in order to help athletes to better prepare for and recover from injury. He advises Brain In Play on matters related to business expansion.