BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Dr Dharma Singh Khalsa

Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.

President/Medical Director

Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., is the President and Medical Director of the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation in Tucson, Arizona, the original voice in the integrative or holistic medical approach to the prevention and treatment of memory loss. Dr. Khalsa graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine in 1975, and received his postgraduate training in anesthesiology at the University of California, San Francisco where he was chief resident. As chief resident, he conducted highly acclaimed research on anesthesia for cardiac surgery and obstetrical anesthesiology. He is also a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Acupuncture for Physicians Program, and has studied mind/body medicine at Harvard Medical School‘s Mind/Body Medical Institute. Dr. Khalsa is board certified in anesthesiology and pain management.

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Randal Brooks

Randal Brooks, MA, LPC

Vice President

Randy and his wife Deb live near Marana, Arizona. He holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. Randy is the past governor of Rotary District 5500 in 2012-2013. Mr. Brooks is the vice president of the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation and presents information about the ARPF programs throughout the country and the world.

He and his wife have hosted several Rotary Youth Exchange students from Brazil, Germany, and Peru. Currently, Randy is the Chair of the Group Study Exchange and was a team leader of the GSE team to South Africa in 2009. He has attended the International Rotary Conventions in Copenhagen, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Montreal, and France, and attended the Rotary Day at the United Nations.

Randy has traveled to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Brazil, and Peru to review and support various Rotary Foundation projects, such as water, food, literacy, and health projects. He returned to Brazil in 2010 to volunteer at shelters for abused women and for those suffering from post-traumatic stress, and participate in literacy programs. During this trip, he also taught at two universities in Natal, Brazil.

He is also directly involved in volunteer work for the Town of Marana, Arizona in the community beautification, Marana Healthcare and literacy projects for its Unified School District, and preparing meals for the Ronald McDonald House.

Randy is retired from Jorgensen/Brooks Group Employee Assistance Programs, and is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.


Silvia Serrano

Silvia Serrano, BA, MBA

Treasurer

Mrs. Serrano holds an Executive MBA from the University of Miami and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Barry University. She has worked as Finance Manager, Accounting Manager, Financial Analyst, and Manager of Financial Reporting for corporations like Polaroid, Kodak, United Technologies - Carrier, Leo Burnett and Medtronic Latin America.

Silvia was born in the US in a Colombian family when her father was in the US Air Force. They eventually moved to Bogota, Colombia, where she grew up. After finishing high school, she moved back to Miami, and has been living in South Florida ever since. She worked in corporate America for over 20 years and left her work career to take care of her family and children. She is married and has two children; an 18-year-old daughter, who is just starting college, and a 15-year old son who loves to play basketball. Now that her children are all grown up, she has become a practitioner and teacher of Kundalini Yoga and a Feng Shui Consultant.


Kirti Khalsa

Kirti K. Khalsa

Secretary and Chief Executive Officer

Originally from Rome, Italy, Kirti is the Chief Executive Officer and Secretary of the Board of the ARPF. Before moving to the USA, she worked for a multinational pharmaceutical company in the export, marketing and Regulatory Affairs departments in their offices in Italy, USA, and Switzerland. She speaks five languages and was responsible for single-handedly implementing, managing, and overseeing the opening of a new branch office in Neuchatel, Switzerland.

Kirti is also involved in supporting her community by fighting illiteracy through her Rotary Club and supporting the local Senior Companion Program. She has been a yoga practitioner for over 30 years and a yoga teacher to seniors and people with disabilities for 20 years. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening.
 
 


Edward Steinfeldt, MA

Edward Steinfeldt, MA

Member

Mr. Steinfeldt is based in Santa Barbara, California, and has worked in the Senior Living industry for over three decades. Trained as a healthcare administrator at The George Washington University, he consults throughout the United States. His experience as a consultant, manager, and owner has afforded him the insight that comes with years of experience, operations, and successful new projects and turnarounds.

His company, Steinfeldt & Associates, has been working with not for profit and for profit developers of Senior Living housing and health care communities including continuing care, assisted living, memory support, hospice and skilled nursing. His goal is to assist the developers create a vision which serves the local community and the individuals living within it.
 
 

EXECUTIVE STAFF

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.

EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Chris Walling, PsyD, MBA, C-IAYT

Chair

Cheryl Babers Hagar

SilverSneakers® Certified Instructor

Lisa Dougherty

Founder and CEO at Medical Fitness Network

Laura Jean Kokoska, RN, CKYI

Curriculum Consultant

Ann M. Murphy

ACE, Yoga Alliance, AEA, Pilates certified

Avtar Nordine Zouareg, MA

2-Time Mr. Universe Body Building Champion