Board of Advisors

William Schmidt, PhD
Pain Researcher
President of NorthStar Consulting

Chris Christie
Former New Jersey Governor
Former Chairman of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

A. Thomas McLellan, PhD
Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania

Patrick J. Kennedy
Former U.S. Congressman
Founder of The Kennedy Forum, a national mental health nonprofit

Paul Mango
Former Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Previous Senior Partner leading McKinsey’s Global Health Care Practice

Major General (Ret.) Gale S. Pollock, CRNA, FACHE, FAAN
Former Commander of the US Army Medical Command
Former Acting Surgeon General of the Army
Safe Pain Treatment Advocate

Christopher Gharibo, MD
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine as well as
Orthopedics at New York University College of Medicine
Medical Director of Pain Medicine; NYU Langone Hospitals Center

Alan W. Dunton, MD
Former President
Janssen Research Foundation at Johnson and Johnson

Bob Rappaport, MD
Former FDA Director
Division of Anesthesia, Analgesia and Addiction Products

Sandra Comer, PhD
Professor of Clinical Neurobiology
Columbia University

Jack Uetrecht, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
University of Toronto

Roger Fillingim, PhD
Professor of College of Dentistry
University of Florida