List of Founders


The following partners helped to create the framework of what would become The STARR Coalition in 2014.

Maureen Andersen, Senior Clinical Project Specialist, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Kristen Andrews, Associate Director, Site and Patient Networks, Quintiles
Krista Armstrong PhD., Vice President, Global Drug Development, Premier Research
Kim Arnold, Executive Director, NAMI Arkansas
Barbara Birch, Executive Director, Clinical Strategy, Global Project Management, InVentiv Health
Dan Burch MD., Global Therapeutic Area Head and Vice President Neuroscience Global Product
Robin Cole, President, NAMI Miami
Kevin Cox MD., President and CEO at Cox Clinical Consulting
Josephine Cucchiaro PhD., Vice President, Clinical Operations, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Suresh Durgam MD, Executive Director, Clinical Development, Allergan plc
Leslie Franceschi, Senior Project Director, Syneos Health
Greg Hansch,
Public Policy Director, NAMI Texas
Patrick Hendry, VP of Consumer Advocacy, Mental Health America
Tracey Honkonen, Chair, DBSA FL GO
Paul Jaquith, CEO, Mental Health Association of Southeast Florida
Sumre Jensen, Inspiration Day Treatment
Amir Kalali MD., Global Head, Neuroscience Center of Excellence, Quintiles
Fallon Kane, Student at Adelphi University
Luke Kramer, Executive Director, The STARR Coalition
Tom Laage MD., MPH, Director, Regulatory Medical Writing and Product Development Consulting, Premier Research
Carlos Laurarri R.N., Secretary, NAMI Miami
Atul Mahableshwarkar MD., Senior Medical Director, Takeda Development Center Americas, Inc.
Bill Martin PhD., Director, Clinical Development and Medical Affairs, Alkermes
Raffaele Migliore, Director, Clinical Development, Actavis
Erica Moore, CNS Summit
Michael Murphy MD., PhD., Chief Medical & Scientific Officer, Worldwide Clinical Trials
Pradeep Nathan, BSc, PhD, FCP, Vice President, Neuroscience Scientific Strategy, InVentiv Health
Debra Phillips,
Senior Director, Clinical Operations, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Steve Pitman, NAMI National Board Member
Hakeem Rahim, National Advocate and Speaker, CEO, Live Breathe, LLC
Sarah Richerson, Deputy Head, Neuroscience Center of Excellence, Quintiles
Robert Risinger MD., Senior Director, Clinical Development, Alkermes
Chris Southard, Project Director/CNS Business Unit, INC Research
Kim Vanover PhD., Vice President, Clinical Development, Intra-Cellular Therapies
Lesley White, Associate Director, Patient Engagement, Corporate Affairs, Alkermes
Carol Witham, Board Chair, The STARR Coalition
Lew Yagodnik, President, DBSA South Florida