Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Vincent Martin, MD
Mason, Ohio

Doctor Vincent Martin has been the President of the National Headache Foundation since May 2016. Before that, he served as the Vice President for five years. He is also the President of the Ohio Headache Association. Doctor Martin joined the NHF Board in 2009.

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Timothy R. Smith, MD, RPh, FACP
St. Louis, Missouri

Doctor Timothy Smith has been the principal investigator for over 200 clinical trials and original research projects in headache and chronic pain. He has a special interest in patient and physician education issues that relate to treatment of headache in Primary Care.

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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, PhD
Guilford, Connecticut

Margaret Azarian, PhD, 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, MD
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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Board Members

James W. Banks III, MD
St. Louis, Missouri
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James BeasleyJames Beasley
Turberville, South Carolina
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Roger K. Cady, M.D.Roger K. Cady, MD
Springfield, Missouri
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ElkindArthur H. Elkind, MD
New Rochelle, New York
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Emily-Kaplan-KandelEmily Kandel
Scarsdale, New York
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Jan Lewis Brandes, M.D.Jan Lewis Brandes, MD
Nashville, Tennessee
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Merle Diamond, M.D.Merle Diamond, MD
Chicago, Illinois
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Joshua Friedman, Esq.Joshua Friedman, Esq.
Mamaroneck, New York
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Marc D. Lefkowitz
Washington, D.C.
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Sarah Rahal, MD
New York, New York
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Dr RosenbergAlan B. Rosenberg, MD
Chicago, Illinois
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Tad Seifert, MD
Louisville, Kentucky
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Honorary Board

Donald J. Dalessio, MD
LaJolla, California

Carol Girard-de-Frain
Miramar, Florida

Philip E. Hixon
Rancho Mirage, California

Patrick P.A. Humphrey, PhD, DSc
South San Francisco, California

Paul Kandel
Scarsdale, New York

Richard B. Lipton, MD
Bronx, New York

Edmund Messina, MD
Lansing, Michigan

Ian Phillips
Ivoryton, Connecticut

A. David Rothner, MD
Cleveland, Ohio

Gary E. Ruoff, MD
Kalamazoo, Michigan

James M. Staulcup
Batavia, Illinois

Walter Stewart, PhD, MPH
Concord, California

K. Michael Welch, MB, ChB, FRCP
North Chicago, Illinois

Janet Zlatoff-Mirsky
Santa Fe, New Mexico

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