Who We Are
|Michael C. Patterson, MALS, East Coast Principal|
Michael C. Patterson, a founding principal in mindRAMP Consulting, is an educator and gerontologist who specializes in the areas of cognition, brain health and creativity. Patterson has produced and presented brain health forums and workshops across the country as Director of the award-winning Staying Sharp program, a joint project of NRTA: AARP's Educator Community and the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives.
During an early career as a professional actor and director, Patterson led the Creative Outreach Program for the Elderly a theatre program for older adults and founded a Grey Panthers chapter in Santa Cruz, CA. Patterson developed a successful career in public television then returned to gerontology, working with AARP and NRTA: AARP's Educator Community. Patterson is a board member of the National Center for Creative Aging, chairs the NCCA Research Committee and served on the Communications Committee for the CDC/Alzheimer's Association Roadmap for Brain Health. Patterson has a degree in Theatre from Antioch College and a Masters of Liberal Studies (MALS) from Georgetown University and has pursued independent research in neuroscience, cognition and evolutionary psychology.
Roger Anunsen, West Coast Principal
Roger Anunsen, a founding principal in mindRAMP Consulting is the creator of the MemAerobics cognitive intervention programs. Anunsen is host of the cable TV pilot series "This is Your Brain on . . .", regularly conducts 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..
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.