Kirti Khalsakirti-khalsa
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, FABPDr. Christopher Walling
Vice President, Vice President of Education & Outreach

Dr. Chris Walling, PsyD, MBA, C-IAYT, FABP, is Associate Professor in the School of Professional Psychology & Health at the California Institute of Integral Studies where he serves as Core Faculty in the Somatic Psychology program.  A licensed clinical psychologist and board certified psychoanalyst, he is the Research Chair & Past-President of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy.  Dr. Walling has previously served as Executive Administrator in the Department of Psychiatry and the Aging and Memory Research Center at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and as Executive Administrator in the Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the Markey Cancer Center at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.  He serves as Vice-President of Education & Outreach at the Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation.

Dr. Walling is a Clinical Research Fellow at the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium at Kinsey Institute for Research on Sex, Gender and Reproduction located at Indiana University, Bloomington and serves on their International Advisory Council.   Dr. Walling has lectured throughout the world on the intersections of the somatic psychology and the mind-body connection. Dr. Walling has presented at multiple conferences both nationally and internationally, including chairing the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation’s Brain Health Symposium, and the Biennale Congress of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy.

Dr. Walling is a Fellow of the American Board of Psychoanalysis and serves on the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Committee on Gender & Sexuality.  His peer-reviewed works are published in the American Psychological Association‘s Journal of Psychotherapy and the International Body Psychotherapy Journal.  He is a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the American Psychological Association, and the New Center for Psychoanalysis, where he also serves on both the Faculty Committee and Diversities Committee. His clinical interests survey the fields of relational psychoanalysis, somatic psychotherapies, human sexuality, and trauma psychology.  Dr. Walling maintains a private practice in Los Angeles, California.


Chelsea Pyne
Educational Programs Manager

Chelsea develops and organizes educational programs for the public and for graduates of the Brain Longevity Therapy Training (BLTT). This entails webinars, fundraisers, challenges, support group meetings, donor relations, and other types of outreach. She is the technical support for the online BLTT, Brain Longevity Symposium, A Glimpse of the Future online course, Conferences, and more. Chelsea is the liaison for Brain Longevity Specialists past and present, helping graduates bring vital information into their communities. She also organizes monthly newsletters and works under the CEO to help with a wide array of educational projects.


Camille Osorio

Outreach Coordinator

Camille Osorio has a background in Library and Information Science. Currently, she serves as a valuable asset in helping to coordinate outreach activities, as well as collecting and managing outreach data and information for Brain Longevity Therapy Training (BLTT) graduates. In addition to this role, she works closely with Management, conducting research, and gathering and analyzing relevant data for various departments. Her skills extend to project management, where she excels in scheduling and coordinating events and meetings.


Mario MendozaMario Mendoza

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.


Eating From Our Roots for Brain Power

July 18th, 2024 • 4 pm PT / 7 pm ET

Duration: 60 minutes

Speaker: Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN