Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees of Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience is a group of dedicated professionals representing a variety of backgrounds and expertise. The Board actively participates in the guidance of the Institute towards fulfilling its mission while maintaining the highest standards of accountability.
As a public not-for-profit institution, the Institute takes seriously its responsibilities to maintain public trust and to integrate sound business practices into its daily operations. The Board reviews the Institute’s activities and progress towards its fundamental goal of conducting basic research to stimulate novel approaches in understanding the structure, function and development of neural circuits.
Dr. David C. Auth, PE, NAE
Affiliate Professor of Bioengineering, University of Washington
Mr. Alexander W. Dreyfoos
Chairman, The Dreyfoos Group
Mr. George Elmore
President, Hardrives, Inc.
Dr. David Fitzpatrick
Scientific Director and CEO
Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience
Judge Louis J. Freeh
Chairman, Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC
Founder and Senior Managing Partner, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP
Dr. Jean-Pierre Garnier
Chairman, Actelion Ltd.
Operating Partner at Advent International
Professor Dr. Bill Hansson – Chairman
Vice-President, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science
Mr. Nasser J. Kazeminy
Chairman, NJK Holding Corporation
Ms. Bonnie McElveen-Hunter
CEO & Owner, Pace Communications
Chairman, American Red Cross
Mr. James R. Mellor
Chairman, USEC Inc.
Retired Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, General Dynamics Corporation
Mr. Bernard J. Poussot
Retired Chairman, CEO & President, Wyeth
Dr. Carla J. Shatz
Sapp Family Provostial Professor
Professor of Biology and Neurobiology
David Starr Jordan Director, Stanford Bio-X
Professor Dr. Peter Gruss – Chairman Emeritus
President, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (2002-2014)