The Executive Staff implements strategic goals set by the Board of Directors of the AAN and AAN Institute.
Read monthly updates from Catherine M. Rydell, CAE, Executive Director/CEO of the AAN, AANI, and American Brain Foundation.
Meet the AAN Executive Staff by department.
- Executive and Legal Administration
Directs staff and daily operations, strategic planning facilitation, and implementation:
Donna Honeyman, Manager, Board and Officer Relations
- Finance and Operations
Oversees finance, human resources, information services, facilities management, and meeting services departments:
Timothy Engel, Chief Financial Officer
Cora Jansma, Administrative Assistant
- Center for Health Policy
Promotes advocacy initiatives and develops tools to benefit the practice of neurology and improve the lives of patients:
Rod Larson, Chief Health Policy Officer
Grant Niver, Executive Assistant
- Center for Research, Education, and Development
Develops innovative programs designed to enhance and improve the treatment of patients:
Christine E. Phelps, Deputy Executive Director, AAN/American Brain Foundation
Wendy Vokaty, Executive Assistant
- Membership, Communications, and Technology
Identifies and supports the needs of members and potential members and oversees the member experience, develops all communications for members, patients, and the public, and provides technology solutions and support.
Jason Kopinski, Chief Membership, Communications & Technology Officer
Lynee Koester, Project Manager/Executive Assistant
- Publishing and Business Development
Oversees Academy publishing efforts and new business development initiatives.
Chris Becker, Chief Publications and Business Development Officer