Board of Directors

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Executive Committee

Arthur Elkind, M.D.

Arthur H. Elkind, M.D.
New Rochelle, New York

Doctor Arthur H. Elkind has been the President of the National Headache Foundation since 2007. He was the Director of the Elkind Headache Center in Mount Vernon, New York from 1981 through 2011. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, and received the Certificate of Added Qualification in Headache Management in 2001.

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Vincent Martin, M.D.

Vincent Martin, M.D.
Mason, Ohio

Since 2011, Doctor Vincent Martin has served as the Vice President of the National Headache Foundation. He is also the President of the Ohio Headache Association. Doctor Martin joined the NHF Board in 2009.

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Chad J. Beste

Chad J. Beste
Wheaton, Illinois

Chad J. Beste is a Partner and manages the consulting division of Professional Business Consultants, Inc. (“PBC”), a provider of management consulting and accounting services to healthcare professionals and related healthcare concerns. Chad has been with PBC for 9 years, all of which have been in his current role.

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Margaret Azarian, Ph.D.

Margaret Azarian, Ph.D.
Guilford, Connecticut

Margaret Azarian, an alumnus of Bryn Mawr College, Yale University, and the University of Pennsylvania, is President of International Universities Press, Inc., a publisher of texts on psychology, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and the social sciences.

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Seymour Diamond, M.D.

Seymour Diamond, M.D.
Chicago, Illinois

Doctor Seymour Diamond has served at the Executive Chairman of the National Headache Foundation since 1997. He is a Founding member of the NHF and has served on its Board since 1970.

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Roger K. Cady, M.D.

Roger K. Cady, M.D.
Springfield, Missouri

Roger K. Cady, MD, has been Associate Executive Chairman of the National Headache Foundation since February, 2010. He was originally elected to the Board in February, 1998.

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Board Members

James BeasleyJames Beasley
Turberville, South Carolina

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Jan Lewis Brandes, M.D.Jan Lewis Brandes, M.D.
Nashville, Tennessee

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Merle Diamond, M.D.Merle Diamond, M.D.
Chicago, Illinois

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Joshua Friedman, Esq.Joshua Friedman, Esq.
Mamaroneck, New York

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Mark W. Green, M.D.Mark W. Green, M.D.
New York, New York

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Emily-Kaplan-KandelEmily Kaplan Kandel
Scarsdale, New York

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Marc D. Lefkowitz
Washington, D.C.

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Roger L. PlummerRoger L. Plummer
Chicago, Illinois

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Dr RosenbergAlan B. Rosenberg, M.D.
Chicago, Illinois

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Timothy R. Smith, M.D., R.Ph., F.A.C.P.Timothy R. Smith, M.D., R.Ph., F.A.C.P.
St. Louis, Missouri

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Stephen SternStephen Stern
Los Angeles, California

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Honorary Board

Donald J. Dalessio, M.D.
LaJolla, California

Carol Girard-de-Frain
Miramar, Florida

Philip E. Hixon
Rancho Mirage, California

Patrick P.A. Humphrey, Ph.D., D.Sc.
South San Francisco, California

Emily Kaplan Kandel
Scarsdale, New York

Paul Kandel
Scarsdale, New York

Richard B. Lipton, M.D.
Bronx, New York

Edmund Messina, M.D.
Lansing, Michigan

A. David Rothner, M.D.
Cleveland, Ohio

Ian Phillips
Ivoryton, Connecticut

Gary E. Ruoff, M.D.
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Oliver Sacks, M.D.
New York, New York

James M. Staulcup
Geneva, Illinois

Walter Stewart, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Concord, California

K. Michael Welch, M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.P.
North Chicago, Illinois

Janet Zlatoff-Mirsky
Santa Fe, New Mexico