We are represented by a group of academic scientists, medical doctors, and engineers who have decided to take action and initiate a discussion on the specific vulnerability of the female brain to mental diseases.

MariaTeresa Ferretti

Maria Teresa, Chief Scientific Officer at the Women’s Brain Project, is a junior group leader at University of Zurich. She works on biomedical research in the field of Alzheimer’s disease.

Gautam Maitra

Gautam Maitra, one of the co-founders of the Women’s Brain Project, serves as the organization’s Public Affairs Lead. He is a chemist and regulatory affairs professional.

Annemarie Schumacher Dimech, PhD

Annemarie Schumacher Dimech

Annemarie serves as President of the Women’s Brain Project, and is also one of the organization’s co-founders. She heads the new Certificate of Advanced Studies in Comprehensive Palliative Care at the University of Lucerne.

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Antonella Santuccione Chadha

Antonella, one of the founders of the Women’s Brain Project, is a medical doctor with a wealth of experience in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and psychiatric disorders.

Executive Committee

Advisory Board

Dr. Antonella Santuccione Chadha

Prof. Ann Kato
Department of Basic Neuroscience, University of Geneva

Prof. Harald Hampel
Département de Neurologie, Institut de la Mémoire et de laMaladie d’Alzheimer (IM2A), Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, France

Meryl Comer
Women against Alzheimer

Brooks Kenny
Women against Alzheimer

Lynn Posluns
Women’s Brain Health Initiative USA

Emily Cook 
Alzheimer’s Research UK

Prof. Andrea Pfeifer 
CEO AC Immune

Prof. Ezio Giacobini 
University of Geneva, Switzerland

Prof. Sabina Misoch – view profile
Interdisciplinary Competence Center for Ageing, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen

Tania Dussey-Cavassini view profile
Former Vice-Director, Ambassador for Global Health and Head of the International Affairs Division of Federal Office of Public Health since 2013

Prof. Hélène Girouard – view profile
Universite’ de Montreal

Prof. Staci Bilbo – view profile
Harvard Medical School

Prof. Claudio Cuello view profile
McGill University

Annette Dumas – view profile
ASDM Consulting, Director EU Affairs

Mary S Mittelman – view profile
Research Professor of Psychiatry and Rehabilitative Medicine at NYU School of Medicine

Meet our Ambassadors


an international comedian, actress, writer, lyricist, impressionist, singer, pianist, director, producer and all-around entertainer


impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease for more than half of her life, she shares her stories


one of the most highly respected musicians and vocalists on the Swiss Scene


professional actress, fashion model, and TV host who has appeared in numerous films, TV shows, national and international commercials and print ads

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