All non-employee directors, officers, and advisory board members give their time on a voluntary basis.


Board of Directors and Officers

DMAXBoard_LeeMaxwellLeland P. Maxwell, Board Chair, Co-President, Treasurer
A co-founder of DMAX Foundation with his wife Laurie, Lee serves as the Foundation Board Chair, Co-President, and Treasurer.  Lee is a certified public accountant, and former chief financial officer and controller. He is currently a CFO outsource consultant.  His work has spanned public and private companies including startup businesses.  Lee has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, a Masters in Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree from Williams College. Lee and Laurie founded the Foundation in memory of their 18-year-old son Dan who died by suicide in 2013. The couple lives in Bryn Mawr, PA with their daughter Samantha.

 


Laurie J. Burstein-Maxwell, Co-President, Executive Director
With her husband Lee, Laurie co-founded DMAX Foundation and now serves as its Executive Director, Board Member and Co-President of DMAX Foundation.  Prior to DMAX Foundation, Laurie spent most of her career as a buy-side equity investment manager, research analyst, portfolio manager and stock picker, focusing for the most part on Microcap Equities.  She has also served as strategic advisor to young companies, providing business and strategic marketing plans.  Prior to that, she was a psychologist, working both with individuals from teen through adult and with businesses.  In her earliest career, she was a preschool and elementary education teacher.  She holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, a PhD in Psychology from Temple University and a Master’s in Education from the University of Bridgeport.  Laurie received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Laurie J. Burstein-Maxwell, Acting Secretary

 

dmaxboard_tammybeilTammy A. Beil, Member, Board of Directors
Tammy Beil has decades of executive experience in business development and marketing. Her leadership roles have included Fortune 100 companies, start-ups, and business owners within the transportation, technology, home security and home automation, and healthcare industries. As president of TABeil LLC, Tammy works with companies to bridge the gap between sales and marketing and break down the barriers to accelerated revenue growth. Tammy has a B.S. degree, with distinction, and MBA from Penn State University.

 

 

Debra Bromson, Member, Board of Directors
Debra Bromson heads the Governance Committee for DMAX Foundation and is on its Events Committee. As Head of Global Privacy and Senior Compliance Counsel for Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc., she is responsible for the global privacy program. With over 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Ms. Bromson received an A.B. in Economics from Cornell University, a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and an LLM in Taxation from New York University School of Law. She is the parent of two college students whose father died due to suicide. This experience led to her desire to help DMAX Foundation.

 

Alec Elmore, Member, Board of DirectorsDMAXBoard_AlecElmore
The Chair of DMAX Foundation’s IT Committee, Alec is the founder and President of OpenGate Consulting, a Philadelphia based IT and Management Consulting firm. With twenty plus years of hands-on experience in operational improvements, technology implementation, project management, and strategic planning, he is adept at working with diverse groups and leading executives through challenging change initiatives.

 

 

Michael Hammonds, Member, Board of Directors
Michael Hammonds was nominated for DMAX Foundation’s Board of Directors by Main Line Health Systems (MLHS).  A leader in behavioral health for MLHS, Michael serves as its Division Director, Acute Care Behavioral Health, overseeing the management and coordination of behavioral health services in all five of MLHS’ Acute Care Hospitals.  Michael has held various positions in the Emergency Department, the Behavioral Health Committee, the Development Committee for the Crisis Intervention Response Team, and in the expansion of emergency department psychiatric and crisis services for the hospital.  He is passionate about reducing stigma and encourage discussion around mental health and increasing access to mental health resources.

 

Craig Kramer, Member, Board of Directors
Janssen Research and Development recently nominated Craig Kramer as their representative on DMAX Foundation’s Board of Directors. Within Johnson and Johnson, where he has worked since 1998, he currently services as Janssen Neuroscience’ s Mental Health Ambassador, leading a team that seeks to transform mental health care globally. Previously Craig led a global strategic partnership integration of J&J government and corporate affairs; served as a member of the J&J global government affairs leadership team with responsibility for pharmaceutical and other J&J issues and directed strategy, PAC administration, and various pharmaceutical and policy issues in the Washington, DC Office.

 

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Jim O’Rourke, Member, Board of Directors
President of JV O’Rourke Advisors, LLC, an executive and Board consulting practice.  He is an experienced senior executive and president in the telecom industry, leading business units for Verizon, a Fortune 20 company.  He graduated with BS in economics and psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and has served as a member of the La Salle University Board of Trustees.  He is currently a member of Beacon, the CEO Trust, and the NACD and has previously served as a board member of several industry and non-profit Boards.

 

Steve Piltch, Member, Board of Directors
Steve has spent his entire career as a public and independent school teacher, coach, counselor, and educational administrator.  He has coached a number of sports teams and under his direction, the women’s and men’s squash teams at Harvard combined to win six national championships. Since 1992, Steve has been Head of School at The Shipley School. He is also an instructor at the University of Pennsylvania. He has served on the boards of The Gladwyne Montessori School, The Wyndcroft School, Girard College, ADVIS, and PAIS. He is currently on the boards of The Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives (CSBGL), SpeakUp!, Minding Your Mind, The Gesu School, and Chester Charter School for the Arts. Steve holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Williams College, two Masters Degrees in education, and a Doctorate in education from Harvard University.

 

Jane Schultz, Member, Board of Directors jane
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co-chairs the Governance Committee for DMAX Foundation. She is a legal and licensing professional with extensive global business experience, having most recently served as Vice President, Intellectual Property at InterDigital, Inc. and General Counsel for its patent holding companies.  Jane received her B.A. in Economics from Clark University and a J.D. from University of Pennsylvania School of Law. Additionally, Jane is a mobile artist, having her images exhibited in museums, art centers, and galleries on an international basis. She administers @ig_artistry, was named multiple times as a Most Wanted Visionary by New Era Museum and named a New Era Museum Artist and curator. Jane has previously served on a number of non-profit Boards.

 

 



Advisory Board

Husseini Manji 
Dr. Husseini K. Manji, M.D., F.R.C.P.C. is the Global Therapeutic Area Head for Neuroscience at Janssen Research & Development, LLC. He was previously Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Pathophysiology & Experimental Therapeutics, National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Director of the NIH Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program. He is also a visiting professor at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He founded and co-directed the NIH Foundation for the Advanced Education in the Sciences Graduate Course in the Neurobiology of Neuropsychiatric Illness. He received his B.S. (Biochemistry) and M.D. from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Following residency training, he completed fellowship training at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and obtained extensive additional training in cellular and molecular biology at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

 

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Susan Dillon
Dr. Dillon is the Global Therapeutic Area Head for Immunology for Janssen, Research & Development, a division of Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals, Research and Development, L.L.C. In this role, Sue has end-to-end responsibility for immunology small and large molecule research, drug discovery, biomarkers, translational medicine, clinical development and life cycle management of REMICADE® (infliximab), SIMPONI® (golimumab) and STELARA® (ustekinumab).  She leads a global team focused on combining internal and external innovation approaches to discover and develop new solutions for patients with serious autoimmune, inflammatory and respiratory diseases.

 

DMAXAdvisory_JoryBarradJory Barrad
Jory is an innovative leader, relationship builder and executive with rich experience in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. He currently serves as Director of Development and Marketing for theVillage, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, that provides child welfare services, residential treatment programs, mental health and prevent services to children and families impacted by trauma in the Delaware Valley. Jory also volunteers with other nonprofit organizations, enjoys mentoring others, and spending time with his wife, Kim, and their three sons.


 

 

 

 

In 2014 when she was a junior/senior, Grace Mannix won the Radnor High School’s grace-manix-rhs-150x150DMAX Logo Contest, giving DMAX the inspiration for our final logo. 

Together we light the darkness

Grace graduated Radnor High School in 3 years, and then went to Senegal with a program called Global Citizen Year, a structured academic, experiential, and formative year in between high school and college that includes rigorous leadership training, and a service-based apprenticeship. Following her Global Citizen Year she attended Penn State University. 

 

 

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