About Us

Our Beginning 

The Center for Neurosciences Foundation is the brainchild of several Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, and Pediatric Neurologists from the Center for Neurosciences. We created this non-profit foundation in 2010 to support research and education in the neurosciences and to raise awareness of diseases of the nervous system. Our mission includes engaging people in learning about development and lifelong care of the brain and nervous system. 


Our Vision 

Everyone will have the tools to attain an optimally developed and functioning brain and nervous system, to the peak of their potential, for the full extent of their lifetime. This starts right here in Southern Arizona.  

Our Mission 

​Universal access to information about the many things that affect the brain and nervous system, e.g. prenatal care, early nurturing, nutrition, physical activity, literacy and education, creative pursuits, and environmental and community well-being.


Our Team 
Board of Trustees
President - Abhay Sanan, MD 
Vice President/Director - Nadia Fike, MD, PhD
Treasurer - Bruce Beach, CPA
Secretary - Amy Tees, NP
Chief Operating Officer - Colleen Jacobsen
Adrian James - University of Arizona, Marketing
Clarizza Tumpap - University of Arizona, Neuroscience & Cognitive Science
HyunJee Yu - University of Arizona, Psychology
Omar Acuna - University of Arizona, Biochemistry
Sheeda Hosseini - University of Arizona, Law
Sydnee Goetz - University of Arizona, Neuroscience & Cognitive Science
Members of the Board
Reema Jaggi - Iridius Capital
Lynne Oland, PhD - University of Arizona
Adam Reynolds, MD - Center for Neurosciences
Sergio Rivero, MD - Center for Neurosciences
David Teeple, MD - Center for Neurosciences
Alanna Gozales - Abbott Laboratories

100% of your donation goes to The Center for Neurosciences Foundation projects.  We find other ways to pay for our staff, marketing expenses, and other costs.