Our Founders


Carol Rosenstein

"A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor" - FDR 

Irwin Rosenstein

“Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.”

– George Eliot

Our Governing Board 

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    Ross Goldberg


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    Michael Dean


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    Marilyn Weinstein


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    Kajal Desai


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    Donald Gettinger


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    Diane Good


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    Chuck Perliter



Our MMM Team

Chris Freking

Digital Media Coordinator

Christopher Calvin Freking is a third-year Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology, Computing Specialization student with pre-health ambitions at UCLA. He is very passionate about the power of music and its effect on the mind, having been a self-taught guitarist since the age of 12 and an avid listener of music of many genres and cultures. On campus, he is the Internship Coordinator for the Pilipino Recruitment & Enrichment Program and plays with the club tennis team, while volunteering at COVID relief programs. In the future, he wishes to work in the medical field while also remaining active and engaged in the relationship between his cultural upbringing and music.

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Katie Butler

Fundraising Coordinator

Katie is a third-year Psychobiology major and prospective Music Industry minor at UCLA. She is passionate about music healing and is honored to be a part of MMM's new public education project with leaders in the field of music cognition. She is working for the Institute for Music and Brain Science's 2020 revisioning under the mentorship of Dr. Mark Tramo. She is also a research and evaluation intern for Jazz Hands for Autism based in Los Angeles. In her free time, she teaches music and vocal performance with YOUTHphonics A Cappella at Fairfax High School in addition to writing music of her own and collaborating with college artists nationally as a campus representative for Quadio Media. She continues to be inspired by the MMM community and hopes to use this inspiration in her continuation of educational and professional aspirations.

Henry Chen

Research Coordinator

Henry is currently a 3rd year at UCLA majoring in Biology with a minor in Global Health. He is very enthusiastic about music, having played the piano for over 14 years, and the violin for 8 years. At UCLA, he is a director for Asian American Tutorial Project club, and a member of the 2019-2020 Asian Greek Council.  He aspires to be involved in the medical field as a physician or surgeon in the future, and hopes to give back to his community. 


Our Ambassador Board 


Stephen Berkov



Franne Golde



Spencer Lemann



Maddy LeMel



Ron Kramer



Diana Davidow



Meredith Wu



Linda Thieben


Our Advisory Board

Daniel Slate 

JD. Attorney at Law Buchalter Nemer

David Reuben

MD, Chief Geriatric Medicine Director UCLA Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology Professor Department of Medicine

Deborah Gilk

Professor Community Health Sciences Director

UCLA Health and Media Research Group

Flip Manne

President Los Angeles Jazz Society, Former Rockette

Member, American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers

Gary Schneider

J.D. Malpractice Attorney

Jeff Bronstein

MD, Ph.D. Professor Molecular Toxicology, Neurology Member Brain Research Institute, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Studies, Neuroengineering Training Program

Jessica Jew

Former Program Manager

UCLA Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

Kathy Shenassa

Ph.D. Scientific Program Coordinator UCLA Center for the Study of Parkinson's Disease, Integrative Center for Neural Repair, UCLA Brain Research Institute

Leila Weinstein


Linda Holloway

Founding Patron Services Manager, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Mark Iacobani

Professor Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Professor in Residence, The Semel Institute Member

Brain Research Institute, Neuroscience GPB Home Area

Maria Egan

President, Pulse Music Publishing

Marie-Francoise Chesselet

MD, Ph. D. Chair, and Distinguished Professor Neurobiology Professor, Neurology Member

Brain Research Institute, CTSI, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Studies, Neuroengineering Training Program, Neuroscience GPB Home Area

Marina Day

Artist and Psychotherapist

Mark Tramo

MD Ph.D. Director
The Institute for Music & Brain Science,
Co-Director, University of California Multi-Campus Music Research Initiative, Associate Clinical Professor Neurology  UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Adjunct Ethnomusicology Professor
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

Marry Mittleman

Professor and Researcher

NYU School of Medicine Columbia School of Public Health 

Michele Basso, PhD

Professor, The Semel Institute, Brain Research Institute

Michael Thaut

Ph.D. Professor, University of Toronto

Department of Music

Director, University of Toronto Music and Health Sciences Research Collaboratory and Graduate Programs

Ron Borczon

MT-BC, MM, NMT Founder & Director CSUN Music Therapy Wellness Clinic Professor Classical Guitar

Sue Hosek

Economist, RAND Corporation

Trudy Goodman

Founding & Guiding Teacher at InsightLA

Zaldy Tan

MD, MPH, FACP Medical Director, UCLA Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Program​, Philo Van Wagoner Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

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