Join the Crusade to Find Treatments and Cures for Brain & Mental Health Issues
END the suffering caused by brain diseases and mental health disorders.
To find treatments and cures for brain & mental health issues by educating the public, supporting those affected, and funding innovative research.
WHAT WE DO
The American Brain Society supports research by bridging the gap between those who know–the scientists looking for cures–and those who need to know–the families affected by more than 150 brain diseases.
Brain diseases are unseen threats, that wreak havoc and are difficult to understand. They attack every family in one way or another, creating a national health crisis.
We are making a difference by:
I. EDUCATING THE PUBLIC TO END THE FEAR, STIGMA, SECRECY, & DENIAL
There is no central resource on how to prevent, treat, and cure brain and mental health issues. We publish information in plain English without distractions and pop-up ads.
- Provide information on caregiving, self-care, and quality of life for both those affected and their caregivers.
- Raise awareness by providing the latest scientific research on brain diseases and mental health disorders.
- Create a caring community where you can communicate and support one another.
II. FUNDING RESEARCH
Many research projects don’t make it to the finish line due to a lack of awareness, or capital, and progress is slow. To improve outcomes, we will:
- Select and fund the most promising brain research projects.
- Organize funding to speed up research on brain health.
The billions of dollars of government funding for brain research covers less than 10% of the actual cost. Direct private funding is needed. Your participation will significantly speed up the treatments and cures your family deserves. Imagine the impact a $25.00 donation from a million families will make.
Brain & Mental Health Issues
Public Enemy Number One
A Crisis in America.
As a group, brain diseases, disorders and mental health issues kill, maim, cripple, incarcerate, bankrupt, stigmatize, and destroy more families than any other group of ailments. Brain diseases affect and kill more people than cancer and heart disease combined. It doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor.
Directly or indirectly, they affect every American family.
Here are some facts:
- There are over 150 brain diseases and mental health disorders affecting hundreds of millions of people.
- Surprisingly, most people who have a brain disease do not know they have one.
- They silently attack and cause more people to become homeless, suicidal, and jailed than any other group of diseases and disorders. The human and financial costs are staggering.
- Most people refuse to recognize, discuss, or get treatment for brain disease. Left untreated, it could lead to crippling disabilities, criminal behavior, mass shootings, suicide, and family breakups.
- Over time, they are progressive, causing untold suffering before they kill their victims.
Message from Our Founder
My Promise. You Do Not Need to Be Alone.
The famous legend of Don Quixote shows him alone with his sword, fighting against a group of windmills. This is a tragic metaphor for persons that are fighting brain diseases. They feel alone fighting a complex monster with many tentacles.
CHANCE FAVORS THE PREPARED MIND. I PROMISE:
- The information we provide will answer questions and help ease the overwhelming burdens you and your loved ones are facing.
- When you participate in our community, you will benefit from a network of emotional support.
- You’ll gain strength and satisfaction knowing you are fighting the complex psychological trauma trying to kill you and your loved ones.
- Your donation will help to win the fight against your family’s brain disease and turn your hopes into cures.
And, I promise, you will no longer be alone like Don Quixote.
Started in 2018, the American Brain Society has grown from the vision of President and Chairman of the Board, J.A. Boulton. Mr. Boulton envisions ABS as a critical resource in the ever-growing field of brain diseases and mental health disorders.
He plans to educate the public that, as a group, brain diseases affect everyone because another’s mental health directly or indirectly impacts every American.
ABS is driven solely by the mission and not financial gain. It is structured to be lean. As part of our commitment, we do not divert monies for extravagant salaries, offices, trips, banquets, and other status trophies. We operate with total transparency.
- We raise nearly all of our money through individual donations, which helps to ensure our independence.
- The American Brain Society is a Non-Profit, 501(c)(3) organization. We do not receive government funding and contributions are tax-deductible.
- We are not affiliated with any political, religious, sectarian, governmental organization, and do not accept advertising.
Feel free to contact us with questions about our structure and financial reports.
ABS 990 Form
ABS accepts donations from the public to fund brain disease research at major universities. We are currently supporting groundbreaking Parkinson’s Disease and Anorexia Nervosa research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Alcoholism treatments and cures at the New York University school of Medicine, and P.T.S.D. research and treatments at the Yale University School of Medicine.
The American Brain Society, Inc. (ABS) was incorporated on March 22, 2018. ABS is currently federally registered as a 501 (c)(3) Public Charity: donors can deduct contributions they make to ABS under IRC Section 170. ABS is also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, of 2522. ABS is registered as an Exempt Organization in New Your State and is also registered in the State of Connecticut.
Contained herewith is the 2018 IRS-990EZ federal tax document:
Our Board of Directors
The members of our board come from diverse personal and professional backgrounds, utilizing their experience and contacts to advance our mission. Each board member’s family has experienced brain diseases and brings with them a sincere desire to advance our mission.
Mr. Boulton, the founding member of the American Brain Society, is an electronics entrepreneur and philanthropist. Mr. Boulton is dedicated to advancing research and educational efforts impacting the scores of brain diseases and mental health problems. He attended Miami University (OH) and Columbia University. Mr. Boulton has committed an eight-figure amount to seed our development.
Mr. Morel currently serves as the Director of Technology at the United States Military Academy at West Point Center for Junior Officers. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne and a bachelor’s in Management from the University of Maryland (European Division). He is a 26-year Army Veteran and retired from active duty in 2008 after completing numerous tours of duty including Germany, and Baghdad.
Mr. Morel’s career led him to the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, where he taught in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department from 2000-2006. He also served as the Chief Technology Officer (C.T.O.) for the Corps of Cadets from 2006-2007.
Mr. Pellino is a management consultant who has worked with over seventy community, economic development, educational, healthcare, social service, and arts’ organizations on visioning, strategic planning, board development, marketing, budgeting, and programming. He has served as Executive Director of the Lackawanna County (PA) Council on Economic Development, Executive Director of Urban and Government Affairs at the University of Scranton, and Director of Operations at New York Nativity. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Philosophy from St. Louis University.
Mr. Nieves has worked throughout the tech sector, including managing cybersecurity, web hosting, and databases for corporations. He received a dual Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering and Biology from Brown University. After years of working to safeguard the online presence of the financial services industry and law enforcement, he now works with businesses to minimize their online risk.
Mr. Matey has worked as a Senior Project Manager for engineering and construction companies on domestic and international projects in the industrial, institutional, municipal and commercial fields. He holds a bachelor’s of science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson College of Technology.
Ms. Ruder has extensive experience in sales and business management. She received a Bachelor of Science with Distinction at Cornell University. A majority of her career was spent in the print publishing industry serving as chief revenue officer for several newspapers and magazines in California and New York.