Marti Flothmann is a research associate in the Department of Neurology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Miami majoring in Exercise Physiology and minoring in sports medicine. She completed a senior internship in the Department of Neurology under the guidance of Dr. Tiozzo, where she decided to continue working in research. Marti has been working with The Bugher study, an AHA funded phase IIa clinical trial investigating the effect of exercise on cognition in post-stroke patients. She has been with the study since 2014, and taken over coordinating the study in April of 2017. She directed the exercise training sessions for research participants, trained new RAs, managed the study’s database, carried out all biospecimen collections and administered the neuropsychological batteries for the study. She has now joined the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute and is managing data and study visits for the McKnight Brain Aging Registry (MBAR) study. Her current research interests include the effects of physical activity on cognitive aging and brain health.
Susan Fox-Rosellini M.B.A. is the Executive Director of Marketing for the Department of Neurology and Marketing and Administration Director for the McKnight Brain Institute and Department of Neurology. She has 35+ years of experience and a proven track record in developing new business and clients, new markets and new products and improving the revenues of for-profit and not-for-profit businesses. She joined the Department of Neurology in 2007 and has successfully tripled the department’s endowment and raised more than $5M annually since 2007. Prior to University of Miami Susan worked as a development leader with the Family Resource Center, the Coconut Grove Playhouse and the Miami City Ballet. She is involved in the arts community and is an expert about silent movies and many of the early film technologies. She wrote a book about the start of Hollywood.
Stacy Merritt received her Master’s Degree in Gerontology from the University of South Florida. She has been involved in research and policy aimed at improving quality of life for the aging population and culturally competent care for the minority aged. She was a Program Coordinator for the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) Elder Abuse Prevention Program and for the Central and North Florida Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. At the University of Florida’s Department of Neurology, she was the Assistant Director of Clinical Trials overseeing research on neurological disorders including a post-mortem DBS brain bank. As the Research and Administration Director for the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute, she works with research projects involving normal cognition and memory changes in aging as well as pathological changes.