Dean Radin, Ph.D.
Dean Radin, PhD, is Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and Associated Distinguished Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He earned an MS in electrical engineering and a PhD in psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Before joining IONS in 2001, he held appointments at AT&T Bell Labs, Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, and SRI International. He is author or co-author of hundreds of technical and popular articles, four dozen book chapters, and four popular books: The Conscious Universe (1997), Entangled Minds (2006), Supernormal (2013), and Real Magic (2018). Dean is also co-inventor of genetic neuropsychology, a new branch of science for improving behavior and cognition by genetically optimizing brain functioning.
John Mee is a senior research and development executive with extensive experience transforming new technologies into commercially-successful products. One of the architects of the Information Age, Mr. Mee worked at the highest echelons in the computer industry, directing R&D programs involving thousands of engineers which produced new large computer systems hardware designs. He is a leading thinker in the emerging field of human genetic cognitive enhancement and holds multiple patents pending on genetic engineering methods for enhancing human cognition. The technology these inventions introduce is grounded in Mr. Mee's deep and pragmatic understanding of engineering and his ability to develop high-volume applications which drive manufacturing economies of scale.
Barry J. Linder, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Barry J. Linder, MD, is a seasoned medical technology executive, physician business leader, and entrepreneur with over 30 years of extensive healthcare experience. Skilled in developing innovative, next generation medical devices and information systems to address unmet needs in healthcare. Barry has been awarded ten US patents. He has extensive management and operational experience in executive leadership positions in privately financed growth and commercial stage medical device companies, as well as senior positions across multiple divisions within a large, integrated, healthcare delivery network.
David Hitt II, MS, JD
Mr. Hitt received BS degrees in both Physics and Business and Public Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1982. He then received an MS degree in Taxation at Baylor University in 1983 and his JD from Southern Methodist University in 1987. He practiced transactional intellectual property law for 30 years (at his own firm, Hitt Gaines, for 22 of those years), gaining extensive experience in patent procurement and counseling in a wide array of physical, electrical, mechanical, mathematical, and computer technologies. Mr. Hitt left the practice of law in 2016 to focus full-time on barrier strategy, teaming with other entrepreneurs to launch and lead early-stage companies, bringing to market significant technologies, taking an equity position, and acting as a statutory board member, advisory board member, or c-suite officer.
James H. Fallon, Ph.D.
James H. Fallon, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. He holds a Sloan Fellowship, Senior Fulbright Fellowship and NIH Research Career Award. He was Chair of the UCI Faculty and Academic Senate and Chair of the UCI College of Medicine. He sits on numerous corporate boards and national think tanks for science, biotechnology, the arts, and the military. He is a Subject Matter Expert to the Pentagon in the field of cognition and war, Vice Chair of the American Land forces Institute, and a founding member of the Vatican Arts and Technology Council.
His research program is focused on adult stem cells, chemical neuroanatomy and circuitry, higher brain functions, and brain imaging, including imaging genetics studies of depression, schizophrenia, addiction, language disorders, personality, intelligence, consciousness and anesthesia, human cortical development, sleep, emotional memory, and modeling of neural circuits.
Troy Rohn, Ph.D.
Dr. Troy T. Rohn received his Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Washington in 1994 and completed postdoctoral research at INSERM (Paris, France), Montana State University, and the Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders at UC Irvine. Currently, Dr. Rohn is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Boise State University where he has taught and performed research for the past 20 years, publishing over 60 peer-reviewed articles. His research focuses on the role that certain proteases play in promoting the pathology associated with different neurodegenerative diseases. More recently, his research has focused on how the APOE4 gene contributes to late-onset AD risk.
Michael W. Sadler
Michael Sadler is an active Angel Investor and has an investment portfolio consisting primarily of Idaho based companies. He is a member of the Boise Angel Alliance, Trolley House group and serves on several boards, both non-profit and for-profit companies. Mr. Sadler retired in 2017 as the VP of Corporate Development and Chief Strategy Officer at Micron Technology, where he was responsible for overseeing corporate strategy, merger and acquisition activity and venture investments. Previously, Mr. Sadler was Executive Vice President of Inotera Memories, Inc., a DRAM joint venture between Micron Technology, Inc., and Nanya Technology Corporation. He joined Micron in 1992 as a regional sales manager and subsequently held a series of increasingly responsible positions, including major accounts sales manager, national sales manager, Director of Memory Sales and Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Mr. Sadler holds BS and MBA degrees from the University of Santa Clara.
John Waite brings extensive executive semiconductor experience with more than thirty years of success in global supply/value chain management, operations, business transformation and development. In executive positions with IBM, AMD and Micron Technology, Mr. Waite developed and led teams to exceptional outcomes. John will help drive Cognigenics’ success across the product lifecycle, ensuring strategic partnering and critical milestone achievement, focusing on high volume production and delivering exceptional value to clients and investors. John holds electrical engineering and business degrees from the State College of Vermont and is a board member of the Idaho Food Bank.
With 25 years as a specialist in working with breakthrough innovations, John Fellows has an extensive background in the business of ideas and intellectual properties. He has worked with internet, search engine, water, and bio-engineering start-ups at the pioneering stages and as these sectors emerged. He also has diversified business experience in private and public companies including AT&T, IBM and major brokerage firms in North America. John has a wide range of understanding and the ability to communicate with subject matter experts in science, technology, marketing, and mathematics.
John McKnight III
VP Business Development
John McKnight possesses vast international experience providing customers with a variety of business solutions including CRM, enterprise software, cloud computing, security, and data center infrastructure and services. Mr. McKnight founded and co-founded two multi-national data analytics, research and consulting firms with executed projects in over 25 countries. He has well-developed skills for driving revenue including business development, enterprise sales and marketing, industry vertical solutions development and sales, contract negotiation, strategy, management, channel development and enablement. He has refined experience developing, negotiating, and managing strategic partnerships and extensive international experience creating solution offerings that leverage partnerships and carve new routes to market. He previously directed international CRM business development and sales for IBM, and ran businesses for Microsoft’s largest partners on four continents.
Randal Koene, Ph.D.
Randal Koene earned his Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience at the Department of Psychology at McGill University, and his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering at Delft University of Technology. He has served as Director of the Department of Neuroengineering at the Fatronik-Tecnalia Institute in Spain, the third largest private research organization in Europe, as well as Professor at the Center for Memory and Brain of Boston University, and lead scientist at Kernel. He is also co-founder of the Neural Engineering Corporation of Massachusetts.
Stanley Underwood North III
Stanley North has practiced corporate, commercial, and international law for 30 years; including M&A, securities, contracts and intellectual property advice. He is experienced in international and domestic commercial transactions in life sciences, alternative energy, housing technologies, intellectual property and licensing. He has a global client base spanning blue chip through start-up companies. JD, NYU Law School. Former Chair, NJ Bar Committee on International Trade & Investments.
William Strouss, DA, MBA, CPA is a volunteer, certified mentor with SCORE, the SBA affiliated, non-profit organization dedicated to helping small businesses start-up and grow. Bill holds a BS in Management Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. After retiring from a 40 year business career and prior to joining SCORE, he earned a Doctor of Arts degree from Franklin Pierce University in Leadership Studies where he taught finance, accounting and economics as an Adjunct Professor.
Nicholas Phillips, JD
Nicholas F. Phillips, Esq. is General Counsel at St. Mary's School, an international boarding school in Medford, Oregon. He earned his BA from Brown University, his MA from the University of Oregon, and his JD from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Nick has assisted over 60 private schools nationwide to develop boarding programs with students from China, and also served as Associate General Counsel at the headquarters of Mabuchi Motor Co. Ltd. in Japan. His pro bono legal work centers around consciousness raising, nootropics, Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and proficient in Japanese, Spanish and Latin.