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-IAYTDr. Christopher Walling
Vice President of Education & Outreach

Dr. Chris Walling is a licensed clinical psychologist and international mind-body expert, and President of the United States Association of Body Psychotherapy. Dr. Walling formerly worked in academic medicine for nearly a decade in various executive leadership roles all throughout the United States. He now serves as Clinical Director at Soma Psychological Services in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Walling is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, a certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists, as well as a Faculty Member at several Yoga Therapy Schools. He also assists with somatic psychotherapy trainings throughout the world. Dr. Walling also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Kinsey Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University.

Simran S. Stuelpnagel
Senior Advisor

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.


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.


Chelsea Pyne
Education Coordinator

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.