Dane provides executive leadership for the NNDC. After joining the NNDC team in September of 2015, he served in various roles across all administrative and programmatic areas, learning both the mission work and business of the organization from the ground up.  Dane graduated in 2013 with a BA in English from Michigan State University and has a background in nonprofit administration.


Dr. Parikh serves as Medical Director for the NNDC, overseeing the implementation of strategic initiatives supporting innovations in the areas of Education, Access, and Research, as well as supporting national and international collaboration efforts. He is currently the John F. Greden Professor of Depression and Clinical Neuroscience, and Professor of Psychiatry, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he also serves as Associate Director of the University of Michigan Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg and Family Depression Center. Dr. Parikh is also a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, where he was on staff full-time from 1994-2015. In Toronto, he served as Director of Continuing Mental Health Education and Head of General Psychiatry, and at Toronto’s major hospital grouping, the University Health Network, he completed two terms as Deputy Psychiatrist-in-Chief and served as President of the Medical Staff Association and as a member of the Board of Trustees. Previously, he was head of the Bipolar Clinic and Director of CME at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. Dr. Parikh’s education spans both the US and Canada, as a graduate of Phillips Academy, Andover; Columbia University (Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering); and McGill University Faculty of Medicine (M.D, C.M.). He trained in Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and at the University of Toronto, and subsequently completed a two-year Research and Clinical Fellowship at the University of Toronto. Dr. Parikh joined the NNDC in April of 2015.


Pat provides strategic leadership for several of the NNDC’s key initiatives. Her extensive experience in the health care information industry coupled with her consulting background uniquely positions her for this role. Pat brings over 20 years of leadership experience in health care analytics, database operations management, and product and solution development to the Network. In her last role, as Senior Vice President of Care Management Solutions at Truven Health Analytics, she was responsible for developing and delivering to the health care marketplace a large portfolio of leading healthcare decision support solutions. Pat’s expertise led to her appointment to the Michigan Health Information Technology Commission, and to an adjunct teaching position in the College of Health and Human Services School of Health Sciences at Eastern Michigan University. Pat earned her undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Economics from Smith College, and her MBA from the University of Michigan. Pat joined the NNDC in November of 2013.


Rachel provides development support for the NNDC. She oversees all aspects of the organization’s annual fund including marketing, data management, donor stewardship, and donor cultivation. Rachel also works with the board of directors, national advisory council, and others to help cultivate legacy and major gifts. She joined the NNDC in April 2018 and has a background in non-profit fundraising and program development. She holds a B.A. in domestic public policy from Michigan State University.



Diana provides project administration and program support for the NNDC. She has a background in clinical research project management stemming from 15 years of industry and academic experience.  She earned a B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Health Physics from the University of Michigan, joining the NNDC in August of 2019.



Alyssa Jane provides event management and communication support for the NNDC. She joined the NNDC in 2021 after serving in programming and outreach for the University Libraries at the University of Toledo. Her professional background in higher education provides the experience collaborating with faculty and academic staff on events, programming, and communication strategies. She holds a BFA in Creative Writing with a minor in Communications from Bowling Green State University.