We are represented by a group of academic scientists, medical doctors, and engineers who have decided to take action and initiate a discussion on the role of sex and gender in brain and mental diseases.

MariaTeresa Ferretti

Maria Teresa serves as Chief Scientific Officer at the Women’s Brain Project, and is also one of the organisation’s co-founders.  She is a neuroscientist and neuroimmunologist with a unique expertise on Alzheimer’s and gender medicine.

Gautam Maitra

Gautam Maitra, one of the co-founders of the Women’s Brain Project, serves as the organization’s Public Affairs Lead. He is a chemist and regulatory affairs professional.

Annemarie Schumacher Dimech, PhD

Annemarie Schumacher Dimech

Annemarie serves as President of the Women’s Brain Project, and is also one of the organization’s co-founders. She heads the new Certificate of Advanced Studies in Palliative Care and the further education programme in Medical Leadership at the University of Lucerne.

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Antonella Santuccione Chadha

Antonella serves as the CEO of Women’s Brain Project, and is also one of the organisation’s co-founders.  She is a medical doctor with a wealth of experience in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and psychiatric disorders.

Executive Committee

Advisory Board

Dr. Antonella Santuccione Chadha

Academic Advisors

Prof. Staci Bilbo – view profile
Harvard Medical School

Charlotte Cordonnier – view profile
Professor of Neurology, Lille, France; stroke specialist; vice-president European Stroke Organisation; Membre de l’Institut Universitaire de France

Prof. Claudio Cuello view profile
McGill University

Dr. Luisa Di Luzio view profile

Liisa Galea  – view profile
Director, Neuroscience Program, University of British Columbia

Prof. Ezio Giacobini – view profile
University of Geneva, Switzerland

Prof. Hélène Girouard – view profile
Université de Montreal

Hadine Joffe – view profile
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Prof. Ann Kato – view profile
Department of Basic Neuroscience, University of Geneva

Miia Kivipelto – view profile
Professor, Research Director at Karolinska Institutet and Managing Director, Theme Aging, Karolinska University Hospital

Prof. Sabina Misoch – view profile
Interdisciplinary Competence Center for Ageing, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen

Mary S Mittelman – view profile
Research Professor of Psychiatry and Rehabilitative Medicine at NYU School of Medicine

Dr. Nathalie Rapoport-Hubschman – view profile
Psychotherapist and author

Prof. Cassandra Szoeke view profile
Director, Healthy Ageing Program, University of Melbourne

Dr. Carmela Tartaglia – view profile
Associate Professor, University of Toronto, and Marion and Gerald Soloway Chair in Brain Injury and Concussion Research


Strategy Advisors

Phyllis Barkman Ferrell – view profile
VP and Alzheimer’s Disease Global Platform Leader

Elena Becker-Barroso – view profile (coming soon)
Editor in Chief of The Lancet Neurology

Christa Dhimoview profile
Professor at Northeastern University and Founder of Impono LLC

Tania Dussey-Cavassini view profile
Founder & CEO of Forestay River Consulting Ltd

Prof. Harald Hampel – view profile
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of the Neurology Business Group at Eisai Inc.

Carmen Mazzola – view profile
Medical & Regulatory Affairs Director, Lundbeck Italy

Prof. Andrea Pfeifer – view profile
CEO AC Immune

Valentina Vinante, MD – view profile
First Attending Physician, Clinic of Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine GZO Hospital/Gyn Zollikon

Ivana Vodopivec – view profile
Medical Director, Biogen

Advocacy Advisors

Matthias Burkhalter – view profile
Conference Manager, MDPI Sustainability Foundation

Meryl Comer – view profile
President and CEO, Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative

Emily Cook – view profile
Alzheimer’s Research UK

Annette Dumas – view profile
ASDM Consulting, Director EU Affairs

Dr. Anna Erat – view profile
Medical Director, Check-up Center, Hirslanden Clinic

Kathryn Goetzke  – view profile
Founder, ifred.org

Abi Hermann – view profile
Postdoctoral researcher in the Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems, University of Edinburgh

Brooks Kenny – view profile
Women against Alzheimer

Lynn Posluns – view profile
Women’s Brain Health Initiative USA

Meet our Ambassadors


an international comedian, actress, writer, lyricist, impressionist, singer, pianist, director, producer and all-around entertainer


impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease for more than half of her life, she shares her stories


one of the most highly respected musicians and vocalists on the Swiss Scene


professional actress, fashion model, and TV host who has appeared in numerous films, TV shows, national and international commercials and print ads

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