The MINDRAMP Mission - To promote long lives worth living.
Michael C. Patterson, MALS
Michael has extensive experience in educational program and service development, meeting planning and facilitation, research, teaching and writing for both small and large organizations, ranging from community theatres to national non-profit organizations. Michael has helped clients develop successful programs in a variety of fields, including the arts, public television, gerontology and academia. He is an entrepreneur and innovator in the emerging fields of brain health and creative aging and a prolific writer on the topics of brain health, cognitive wellness, creativity and the arts.
As a principal at MINDRAMP CONSULTING, Michael focuses on research, concept development, writing and program design and is the director of the Creativity Arts & The Brain Initiative. Michael is the primary author, with Roger Anunsen, of a series of MINDRAMP eBooks on brain health and creativity.
Previously, Michael produced and presented hundreds of brain health programs as director of the AARP Staying Sharp brain health program. He developed membership services for NRTA: AARP’s educator community, created the platform for digital educational channels for PBS and helped design the PBS Ready To Learn Service. Michael was also and actor and director and co-founded the Bear Republic Theatre and the Pacific Coast Performing Arts Foundation.
As a principal at MINDRAMP CONSULTING, Roger coordinates program development and marketing, develops and teaches brain health curriculum and distance learning platforms, and presents highly regarded brain health talks for a range of organizations across the country, including universities, senior groups, hospitals and business groups. Roger is director of MINDRAMP’s Brain Health Initiative.
Roger is a science writer and creator of the MemAerobics cognitive intervention programs. Anunsen has hosted the radio program “What’s New in Brain Wellness,” and developed a cable tv series called “This is Your Brain On . . . “ He is in high demand as the presenter of seminars and workshops, and has designed national brain health educational programs.
Anunsen was appointed a voting delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging, is a regular presenter and panelist at American Society on Aging conferences and presented at the “First Global Conference on Aging” at the University of Oxford, UK in July of 2009.
Anunsen has degrees in political science, business and economics and, after earning his Juris Doctorate, built a 26-year legal career in which he led litigation efforts on behalf of wildlife, authored articles on family farm law and served as co-chair of the Oregon Medical Association/Oregon State Bar Legal-Medical Committee.