ABOUT GLOBAL BRAIN HEALTH COALITION

The Global Brain Health Coalition, formerly known as the Coalition for Concussion Treatment (#C4CT), was founded in 2012 with a mission to become the leading global voice for brain health awareness and empowerment by converging science, clinical research and impact. GBHC serves as a platform to spread awareness about brain health and fosters the critical discussions and partnerships needed to enhance research, treatment efforts, and prevention through a global campaign uniting people who are passionate about the cause.

Prior to Super Bowl XLIX, the Advisory Board met to establish the Coalition’s new name, Global Brain Health Coalition (GBHC), and the new mission, “To become the leading global voice for brain health awareness and empowerment by converging science, clinical research, and impact.” Since its inception, GBHC has proudly maintained an influential Board consisting of key opinion leaders, experts and policymakers to ensure the effectiveness and relevancy of the campaign. 

Executive Director

Nicole Fisher, MPP, PhD, HHR Strategies; Forbes Contributor

Nicole Fisher is a health policy advisor mainly focusing on Health Policy, Reform, Brain Health and Human Rights. Nicole splits her time between Capitol Hill and North Carolina, where she is completing her Ph.D. in health policy. She is also the founder of HHR Strategies, a health care and human rights focused advising firm based in Washington, D.C. 

Nicole runs the Health Innovation and Policy page at Forbes advising and highlighting companies, ideas and people that are changing the health care landscape. Additionally, she founded and curates a monthly dinner series, A Seat at the Table, bringing together private groups of thought leaders to discuss the future of health care as it pertains to vulnerable populations and changes to the health ecosystem. Before pursuing her Ph.D. Nicole earned her Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri.

Advisory Board

 
 
 
 

Janet Carbary, CFO of ONE MIND

Janet Carbary joined ONE MIND in 2013 and is currently the Chief Financial Officer. She has a diverse background in organizational development, and financial planning within the healthcare industry. Janet has been an executive with experience as a CFO, COO and CEO. She holds 25 years of knowledge that includes for profit and not for profit healthcare, as well as system environments. As CFO, Janet oversees all financial and administrative functions of One Mind. As a member of the executive committee she is also a partner in the development and implementation of the organization’s strategy.

Janet started her career at Empire Health Services. She left after nine years to take a position with a new joint venture that was forming between two large competing systems in Texas. She has worked with many aspects of the healthcare delivery system included acute care, air ambulance, durable medical equipment, physician practices and clinical laboratories. Prior to joining One Mind, Janet was the CFO/COO of Pacific Physician Lab.

Janet holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Eastern Washington University and did her graduate studies at Gonzaga University.

 

Scott Liebman, Head of FDA Regulatory & Compliance practice

As head of the FDA Regulatory & Compliance practice, Scott Liebman counsels pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology clients on federal and state requirements. He works with in-house legal, compliance, and regulatory colleagues to address compliance concerns while considering business interests.

Mr. Liebman develops legal and regulatory strategies to commercialize healthcare and medical innovations. Over the course of his career, he has worked with firms of all size, from virtual companies with fully outsourced functions to nearly three quarters of Fortune 500 companies in the Pharmaceuticals and the Medical Products/Equipment categories.

Mr. Liebman navigates increasingly complex regulations, frequently writing and speaking on emerging compliance topics. He delivers practical advice regarding Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (FDCA), Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act (FDAMA), Food and Drug Administration Safety & Innovation Act (FDASIA), False Claims Act (FCA), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and other legislation. Whether advising executives or training a national sales force, Mr. Liebman knows that clear, thoughtful communication is key to supporting his clients.

 

Kara Williams, Co-Founder of Brain Treatment Foundation

Kara Williams is the co-founder of Brain Treatment Foundation, a 501(c)3 dedicated to the education, active rehabilitation and empowerment of Americans suffering from brain injuries.    

 

Married to a Navy pilot for the last 14 years, Kara has spent much of that time working with wounded warriors and special needs children. She is one of the original architects of a cutting-edge functional neurology program for service members, while playing an instrumental role in building out research in the state of Texas for veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress.

Through working closely with service members, a large portion falling under the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) umbrella, Kara experienced the struggles of TBI/PTS and the 22 per day suicide rate first hand in her daily responsibilities. The tremendous need inspired Kara to advocate for not only more effective treatments, but accurate baseline testing, continuing evaluations, long-term care for service members and education about brain health. She continues to lobby on Capitol Hill and work with public health care authors to affect real change on a level greater than any individual organization.

 

Tony Grover, VP, Business Development for Banyan Biomarkers

Tony Grover currently serves as the Vice President, Business Development for Banyan Biomarkers, and is responsible for fostering new business initiatives, reimbursement, and managing key partnerships.  His career spans venture capital, government relations, reimbursement, marketing, and operations for a variety of life science companies.  Most recently he served as Director of Marketing and Reimbursement at PhotoThera, Inc., a privately held medical device company that raised approximately $100mm for the treatment of acute stroke.  Prior to joining PhotoThera, Mr. Grover was a management consultant for Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath (PRTM), now PwC, where he worked with a variety of Fortune 500 companies to increase operational efficiency.

Mr. Grover currently serves as Past Chairman of the American Heart and Stroke Association, San Diego.  He is also a member of the American Academy of Neurology and served on the Corporate Roundtable Executive Committee from 2009-2013.  Mr. Grover is a Ronald E. McNair Scholar from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Biochemistry.  He also has a M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business and completed the Harvard School of Public Health Summer Program.

 

Ambassador Jack Brewer, Founder & CEO of The Brewer Group, Inc

Ambassador Jack Brewer is CEO of The Brewer Grou (TBG), which makes principal investments into public and private growth companies. TBG strategically invests in small growth companies who are making a positive impact around the globe. hrough TBG’s multi-faceted subsidiaries, Brewer Sports International and Brewer + Associates Consulting, Amb. Brewer provides business development services to clients worldwide. e is a former NFL player, received his master's degree in sports management from the University of Minnesota, and completed executive business programs at Harvard Business School and The Wharton School of Business. He serves as Founder of The Jack Brewer Foundatio, s an Ambassador at the United Nation nd served as a Senior Advisor to Former President Dr. Joyce Banda of Malawi. mb. Brewer is an expert in sports finance and global economic development, and is egular CNBC and American City Business Journals contributor.