Chief Executive Officer
Kirti Khalsa’s eclectic background has given her the tremendous experience she’s needed to help take the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation from its inception to what it has accomplished and to where it is today.
Her family heritage goes back to Austria and Northern Italy and then Rome, where she was raised. Professionally, she began working in the hospitality industry at the Sheraton Hotel in Rome. Later she became the marketing director for export countries, then director of regulatory affairs for Serono Labs, a large multi-national pharmaceutical company.
With strong work and personal ethics and a keen eye for progress, Kirti is working on the expansion of programs to prevent Alzheimer’s and improve brain health in all populations at risk, including notably those suffering from healthcare disparities.
With her help the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation is the world’s leader in meditation and memory.
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Chris Walling, PsyD, MBA,C-IAYT
Vice President of Education & Outreach
Dr. Chris Walling, PsyD, MBA, C-IAYT, SEP is a licensed clinical psychologist, researcher and an active leader in the biobehavioral sciences. His work in academic medicine has included the administration of multidisciplinary leadership teams in hematology-oncology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and geriatric psychiatry at some of the top academic medical centers in the United States. His clinical focus in the behavioral sciences has examined the intersections of neuro-psychotherapy, affect regulation, and psychophysiology.
Dr. Walling is an Adjunct Professor of Somatic Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Past-President of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy, and an Associate Deputy-Editor of the International Body Psychotherapy Journal. He is a Clinical Supervisor at the Wright Institute of Los Angeles, a Clinical Associate at the New Center for Psychoanalysis, and is a Clinical Research Fellow at the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium located at Indiana University where he and his colleagues are working to advance scientific insights from trauma psychology. Dr. Walling maintains a private practice in Los Angeles, California.
Simran S. Stuelpnagel
Simran Stuelpnagel is an organizational strategy executive and management consultant with a background in nonprofit governance and federal programs. He contributes to ARPF’s strategic initiatives.
Simran has had a lifelong interest in the intersection of research and meditation, and in his early twenties was a research assistant at Harvard Medical School. Notably, at the University of Virginia his coursework analyzing the US regulatory framework was used to teach procurement analysis at the graduate school for professional development. In his spare time, Simran travels, trains yoga teachers, and spends time with his two daughters.
Statistical Analysis Coordinator
Mario Mendoza is a graduate student of the university of New Orleans. He has a background in data analysis and mathematics. He has experience helping non-profit organizations to achieve their data analysis goals for their programs. He has a passion for data and psychology, and he believes that these two fields combined can change people’s lives for the better.
Chelsea handles writing assignments and outreach for ARPF, including the online Brain Longevity Therapy Training and the Brain Longevity Symposium. She is the liason for Brain Longevity Specialists past and present. Chelsea organizes the quarterly newsletter and works under the CEO to help with a wide array of educational projects.