A Family Dedicated to Improving Brain Health

When Shari and Garen Staglin's son Brandon was diagnosed with schizophrenia, they realized that advancements in scientific research were vital to understanding mental illness. And so they took action. In 20 years the Staglins have made great leaps to help increase funding and awareness for brain disease and injuries research.


A small concert in Napa Valley bloomed into The Music Festival for Mental Health at the Staglin Family Vineyard, bringing together renowned chefs and wineries, top-bill musicians, and leading scientists to raise significant funds and awareness.


The Music Festival grew to the next level by becoming IMHRO/One Mind Institute. IMHRO now produces additional fundraising events around the nation, plus has increased their reach via additional board members, advisors, and global scientists— all working toward the same goal of finding cures for mental illness for this and future generations.


Founded by IMHRO, Glenn Close, Fountain House and The Balanced Mind Foundation, BringChange2Mind was born with a mission to be the world’s most effective organization in erasing the stigma and discrimination around mental illness. Our first PSA was directed by Ron Howard and includes a song by John Mayer. View the PSA and learn more


IMHRO co-founder Garen Staglin worked with Congressman Patrick Kennedy to co-chair the launch of the One Mind for Research Campaign. Now headed by General (Ret.) Peter Chiarelli, One Mind is creating public/private partnerships to radically accelerate open science to benefit all affected by brain illness and injury. Learn more


As a project of IMHRO, the inaugural Kennedy Forum brought together advocates from the mental illness, substance abuse, and intellectual disability healthcare communities to create a national conversation to solve issues of stigma and access to care. Now, The One Mind Kennedy Forum continues to work to improve behavioral healthcare policy. Learn more

Also in 2013, IMHRO took over management of PsyberGuide, an online consumer guide for selecting software and apps for managing mental health conditions. IMHRO Board member Matt Bowman conceived of the website and recruited Dr. Michael Knable to manage the project. Learn more about PsyberGuide.

The People and Organizations Behind IMHRO

Meet our Board of Governors, Scientific Advisory Board and Partners who care passionately about raising and directing funds for mental health research.

IMHRO/One Mind Institute Board of Directors

Garen Staglin, Co-Chairman

Co-Founder of One Mind; Co-Owner of the Staglin Family Vineyard; Partner, private equity firms; Former NARSAD Board Member; IMHRO/One Mind Institute Board Member

Patrick Kennedy, Director

Co-Founder of One Mind; Former U.S. Congressman of Rhode Island; Next Chapter LLC; IMHRO/One Mind Institute Board Member

Shari Staglin, Director

Co-Founder of One Mind; Co-Owner and CEO of Staglin Family Vineyard; Founding President and Board Member of Staglin Music Festival for Brain Health; NARSAD Director Emeritus; Founding President and Board Member of IMHRO/One Mind Institute

Shumeet Banerji, Director

CEO of Condorcet Partners; Founding CEO and Senior Partner of Booz & Company (retired); Hewlett-Packard Board of Directors; IMHRO/One Mind Institute Board

Matt Bowman, Director

Founder of Bowman Family Foundation; CEO of RCT Logic, LLC; Sylvan C. Herman Foundation Board Member; Merrill Lynch, Retired Vice Chairman Investment Banking; IMHRO/One Mind Institute Board Member

Gary Bridge, Director

Retired Managing Director of Horsley Bridge Partners; San Francisco Ballet Trustee and Board Member; Nutrinsic Corporation Board Member; Accordia Global Health Foundation International Council Member; IMHRO/One Mind Institute Board Member

Gary Gottlieb, Director

President and CEO of Partners HealthCare Systems; Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; IMHRO/One Mind Institute Board Member

Marlys Palumbo, Director

Van Ness Feldman; All Star Orchestra President of the Board of Directors President; Seattle Symphony Orchestra Honorary Lifetime Trustee; IMHRO/One Mind Institute Board Member

Vince Rinaldi, Director

Founder and CEO of Corporate Advisors Inc.; Former President of PNC Equipment Finance Division; Ronald McDonald House Board Member; Lindner Center of Hope Board Member; IMHRO/One Mind Institute Board Member

Brandon Staglin, Director

IMHRO Communications Director; Staglin Family Vineyard Communications Director; Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America Consumer Advisory Council; The Stability Network Stability Leader; IMHRO/One Mind Institute Board Member

Gwill York, Director

Lighthouse Capital Partners Co-Founder; Comdisco Ventures Former Vice President; Museum of Science Board of Trustees; Systems Biology Department of Harvard Medical School Advisory Council; IMHRO/One Mind Institute Board Member


Scientific Board

IMHRO’s Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of leading brain scientists who perform pioneering research in their fields, giving them unique perspectives on where science should go. This SAB guides the selection of our Rising Star Award winners and monitors Rising Stars for research quality and progress.

Huda Akil, Ph.D.

University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry Professor and Co-Director

David Lewis, M.D.

University of Pittsburgh Translational Neuroscience Program Director and Professor

Samuel Barondes, M.D.

University of California San Francisco Center for Neurobiology and Psychiatry Director

Robert Malenka, M.D., Ph.D.

Stanford University Pritzker Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences & Director of the Nancy Pritzker Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Steven Hyman, M.D.

Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University

Helen S. Mayberg, M.D.

Emory University School of Medicine Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences & Neurology Professor

Shitij Kapur, M.B.B.S., F.R.C.P.C., Ph.D.

Kings College London Institute of Psychiatry Vice Dean (Research) and Professor

Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D., Chair

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Brain Institute Director

Pat Levitt, Ph.D.

Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute Director University of S. California Keck School of Medicine Department of Cell & Neurobiology Chairman

Trevor Robbins, Ph.D., F.R.S.

University of Cambridge Department of Experimental Psychology Professor


Our Partner Organizations

One MindOne MindIMHROAIM | One MindTug McGraw FoundationA2AHealios


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