General Peter Chiarelli, US Army (Ret.) CEO, One Mind for Research
32nd Vice Chief of Staff, US Army
Commander, Multi-National Corps--Iraq, 2007-2008
General Peter Chiarelli, USA (Ret.) was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of One Mind for Research in 2012. He is a retired General Officer with 40 years of experience creating and implementing American defense policy for the U.S. Army and Department of Defense in peace and combat.
As the 32nd Vice Chief of Staff in the Army, Chiarelli was responsible for the day-to‐day operations of the Army and its 1.1 million active and reserve soldiers. This included the Army’s research, development and execution of studies and the implementation of recommendations related to the Army’s behavioral health programs, specifically its health promotion and risk reduction and suicide prevention efforts and programs. As commander of the Multi‐National Corps‐Iraq, Chiarelli coordinated the actions of all four military services and was responsible for the day‐to‐day combat operations of more than 147,000 U.S. and Coalition troops. He was also the Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense from March 2007 to August 2008.
Chiarelli led efforts to restore government, economic stability and essential services in foreign countries; exercised command and control of combat operations; and trained, prepared and mobilized reserve forces for critical response operations. He retired from the Army in 2012 after almost 40 years of service.
As the CEO of One Mind for Research, Chiarelli continues his advocacy for eliminating the stigma associated with Service Members and Veterans seeking and receiving the assistance they need for the treatment of the invisible wounds of war: Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Co-founded by former Congressman Patrick Kennedy and mental health advocate Garen Staglin, One Mind for Research is an independent, non‐profit organization bringing together health care providers, researchers, academics and the health care industry ‐ on a global scale – with the goal to rapidly develop new treatments and cures for all illnesses and disorders of the brain.
Chiarelli holds a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Seattle University; a Master of Public Administration degree from the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington; and a Master of Arts degree in national security strategy from Salve Regina University. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Naval Command and Staff College and the National War College.
THURSDAY, MAY 30
Margaret Anderson Executive Director, FasterCures
Margaret Anderson is executive director of FasterCures/The Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions, defining the organization's strategic priorities and positions on key issues, developing its programmatic portfolio, and managing its operations. Prior to her appointment as executive director, she was FasterCures' chief operating officer for five years. She has extensive experience in managing biomedical and public health initiatives and facilitating multi-sector collaborations.
In 2011, the Clinical Research Forum recognized Anderson with an award for leadership in public advocacy, a testament to the positive impact of her leadership and FasterCures' vital role in improving the medical research system. She is president of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA, co-chairs the eHealth Initiative's Council on Data and Research, is on the board of the National Health Council, and is a member of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Advisory Council, the Cures Acceleration Network Review Board, the National Health Council Board of Directors, United for Medical Research Steering Committee, and the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Drug Discovery, Development and Translation. She served as a board member of the Council for American Medical Innovation and the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research.
Anderson joined FasterCures after five years at the Academy for Educational Development (AED) in Washington. At AED, she was the deputy director and a team leader in the Center on AIDS & Community Health. Her responsibilities included financial and budget oversight; management of a team, projects, and staff; and strategic planning. She managed a portfolio that consisted of grants and contracts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Ford Foundation, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Between 1995 and 1998, Anderson was program director for the Society for Women's Health Research. At the society, she managed grant-funded programs, including the startup planning for the multi-year campaign Some Things Only a Woman Can Do to increase women's awareness of and participation in clinical trials, the Get Real: Straight Talk About Women's Health campaign for college campuses to improve young women's health, the Vive La Difference video and facilitator's guide to provide information about sex-based biology, and the annual Scientific Advisory Meeting.
Prior to joining the society, Anderson was a health science analyst at the American Public Health Association (APHA) from 1992 to 1995, where she managed a programmatic portfolio on HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, infectious diseases, women's health, and public health infrastructure issues. At APHA, she staffed the AIDS Working Group, the Science Board, and the Long Term Care Task Force, and wrote a series of reports on emerging HIV/AIDS issues.
From 1987 to 1991, Anderson was an analyst and project director at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. As a staff member in the Biological Applications Program, she contributed to studies on the societal implications of genetic testing. She directed reports on genetic and medical testing in the workplace and contributed to reports on forensic uses of DNA testing, cystic fibrosis screening, and U.S. investment in biotechnology.
Anderson holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland and a master's degree in science, technology, and public policy from George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs.
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