Board of Directors
Our board of directors is a geographically diverse group of advocates with varying backgrounds and expertise. The board works together to achieve the common goal of improving the diagnosis and treatment of children with PANDAS and PANS.
Pandas Network | Executive Director
Pandas Network | Secretary
Pandas Network | Treasurer
Pandas Network | Director
Pandas Network | Project and Community Outreach Director
Scientific Advisory Board
Our scientific advisors are a carefully vetted group of some of the most highly recognized clinicians and researchers studying and treating PANDAS/PANS. The group’s areas of expertise represent the varying physical and psychological aspects of the disorders. The advisors work together to achieve the common goal of improving the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of children with PANDAS/PANS.
Dr. Dritan Agalliu
Pandas Network | Columbia University Medical Center, Neuroscience & Chair, PANDAS Network SAB
Dr. Elizabeth Latimer
Pandas Network | Neurology(Georgetown Univ. faculty)
Dr. Madeleine Cunningham, Ph.D.
Pandas Network | University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Dr. Margo Thienemann, M.D.
Pandas Network | Director of Psychiatric Services
Pandas Network | Professor of Life Sciences of Roehampton London
Christopher Pittenger, MD, Ph.D
Pandas Network | Mears and Jameson Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center
Denise Calaprice-Whitty, PhD
Pandas Network | Researcher
Alberto Spalice, MD, MA
Pandas Network | Pediatric Neurologist, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Gary Westbrook, MD
Pandas Network | Professor of Neurology in the OHSU School of Medicine
Medical Clinical Advisory Board
Dr. James Leckman, M.D, Ph.D.
Pandas Network | Neison Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Psychology and Pediatrics at Yale
Dr. Earl H. Harley, M.D.
Pandas Network | Professor, Department of Otolaryngology Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Georgetown
Amy Joy Smith, Nurse Practitioner
Barbara Hale-Richlen, M.D.
Patient Advisory Committee
Through our patient advisory committee, we hope to expand the much-needed collaboration and discussion of PANDAS/PANS by including researchers, clinicians, parents and patients alike. We all play a role in the solution.