CEO: P. Elizabeth Amini, M.B.A.
Elizabeth Amini is a social entrepreneur with a background in science. She learned data analysis while working as a scientist at JPL/NASA. Elizabeth earned a bachelors degree in Cognitive Science (the study of the brain) from Occidental College and an M.B.A. from University of Southern California. Her Anti-Aging Games business plan won the USC Business Plan contest as well as the YPO (Young Presidents' Organization) award for promising new companies.
Advisor & Chief Game Visionary: Nolan K. Bushnell
Nolan Bushnell is widely regarded as one of the founding fathers of the video game industry and one of the world's best casual game designers. In 1972, he founded and was CEO of Atari, Inc., a pioneer in arcade games and home video game consoles and the creator of Pong, one of the first videogames to reach mainstream popularity. He currently serves on Atari's Board of Directors. Over his career Bushnell has founded more than 20 companies, including Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza-Time Theater chain which was originally created as a restaurant where kids could eat pizza and play videogames.
Nolan has been inducted into the Video Game Hall of Fame and the Consumer Electronics Association Hall of Fame, received the British Academy of Film and Television/BAFTA Fellowship and the Nations Restaurant News "Innovator of the Year" award, and was named one of Newsweek's "50 Men Who Changed America." Bushnell received his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Utah where he is a "Distinguished Fellow," and later attended Sanford University Graduate School.
Chief Technology Officer: Brent N. Bushnell
Brent is an engineer and entrepreneur. He has extensive software engineering and systems experience including deep knowledge of web application authoring, scaling, and maintenance. He has held executive positions with entertainment & technology startups for the past 10 years, co-founding Syyn Labs, uWink and Tapcode. Brent attended the University of California, Los Angeles for Computer Science and serves as a technical advisor to three companies.
Creative Director: Violet Amini
Violet is an award-winning Creative and Art Director who graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) and has degrees in Fashion Design and Art History.
Michael D. Campos, Ph.D., Evaluation Specialist
Michael Campos, Ph.D., is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice and a Staff Researcher at University of California, Los Angeles. He has participated in a number of program evaluations for the State of California, including an evaluation of criminal justice drug treatment and state funded treatment for gambling-related problems. He contributes to the project in the area of evaluation of game content, evaluations of outcomes for individuals playing games, and provides recommendations for project applications. Dr. Campos received a Ph.D. and M.S. in Clinical Psychology at Washington State University. He completed his undergraduate work at UCLA where he received a B.A. in Psychology. Dr. Campos monitors and evaluates improvement rates in Anti-Aging Games scores.
Chairman of the Board of Advisors: Bill Lennartz
Bill Lennartz recently retired as President and CEO of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. Under his leadership, the organization quadrupled its capacity by opening a new Ronald McDonald House and now serves 20,000 families with children in medical crisis a year. Among his professional accomplishments, Bill served as CEO of six companies, including most recently the San Diego Air & Space Museum where he stabilized the financial condition of the institution over a two-year period. He is a founding member of the School of Entrepreneurship in the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and has also taught courses there. Bill was a member of the Young President's Organization for 18 years and is currently a member of the SW WPO 49er Group in San Diego. He also serves on the CEO Roundtable in San Diego. Bill graduated from the Business School at the University of Colorado with a B.S. in Finance and Marketing.
Scientific Advisory Board Neuroscientist: Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.
Dr. Bruce S. McEwen is Head of the Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at Rockefeller University. The McEwen lab has been at the forefront of research on the impact of stress hormones on the brain. He is a past president of the Society for Neuroscience and is currently a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Dr. McEwen received his Ph.D. in 1964 and, since then, he has published more than 700 peer-reviewed articles in publications including JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, The New England Journal of Medicine, Neurobiology of Aging and The Journal of Neuroscience. His expertise and work have been featured on ABC, NBC, CNN, PBS, NPR, BBC, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Science, Nature and many others.
He is co-author of the book The End of Stress As We Know It with science writer Elizabeth Norton Lasley and another book The Hostage Brain with science writer Harold M. Schmeck, Jr. Dr. McEwen received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Oberlin College and his Ph.D. in cell biology from Rockefeller University. He has received numerous awards including a share of the IPSEN Foundation Prize in Neuroplasticity, the Gold Medal award from the Society for Biological Psychiatry, the Pasarow Award in Neuropsychiatry, the British Endocrine Society’s Dale Medal, the Goldman-Rakic Prize for Cognitive Neuroscience from the National Alliance for Research for Schizophrenia and Depression and the Karl Spencer Lashley Award from the American Philosophical Society.
Scientific Advisory Board Neurologist: Linda Kaplan, M.D.
Linda Kaplan, M.D. is a clinical neurologist and a Professor of Clinical Neurology at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center. She graduated from University of Michigan Honors College with a BA in (experimental) psychology (what is now neurobiology) and got her medical degree at Rush Medical College. Her neurology residency training was completed at the Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia University. She completed Fellowships in Neurophysiology and Epileptology at the Medical College of Pennsylvania Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and Neuropathology at Hadassah Hospital, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
Dr. Kaplan's research interests include epilepsy, sleep, movement disorders, imaging, and neuropharmacology of cognitive disorders. Her medical consulting has taken her around the world including India, Ethiopia, Israel, and Thailand. She speaks nationally at universities and institutions serving people with epilepsy and developmental disorders on care and treatment.
She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Epilepsy Foundation of America, California Medical Association, Orange County Medical Association, Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society, and the American Epilepsy Society. Dr. Kaplan was honored with an Outstanding Achievement award from the University of California, Irvine's Department of Neurology and has won the Special Recognition Award and the Three Graces Award from the Epilepsy Foundation of America.
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