NAN's Leadership Ambassador Development (LEAD) Program is an exciting professional advancement curriculum open to Professional members of NAN and Trainee members who will be eligible for Professional membership in NAN by the completion of the program.

Benefits Include:

  • Engage with Past NAN Presidents and a Corporate Trainer
  • Develop your leadership style with targeted resources and a personalized communication profile
  • Learn about NAN committees and develop a plan for how to get more involved in NAN and beyond
  • Become an advocate for NAN and neuropsychology 
  • Network with other professionals and NAN leadership


  • Attend 7 online webinar sessions: 9/29/23, 11/3/23, 12/08/23, 1/12/24, 2/23/24, 4/5/24, and 5/10/24 (all 2:00-3:30pm EST)
  • Encouraged attendance at networking event during the NAN Conference (10/27/23, Time & place TBD)
  • Review brief videos and materials before sessions to best engage in active discussion with colleagues at each webinar
  • Promote the mission and activities of NAN through your Ambassador Role 

Spotlight on Recent LEAD Participants

Michelle Chen

I am Assistant Professor of Neurology at Rutgers University and principal investigator of a NIH-funded career development award as well as other external and internal awards. Through the NAN LEAD program, I learned a lot about various leadership and professional development topics, which have been very useful as I navigate the role of an early career investigator and starting/running my own lab. I plan to continue being active within NAN, including my current membership in the legislative action & advocacy committee. In the future, I hope to take on leadership positions in NAN. Outside of academia, I am passionate about exploring new recipes in my cooking and learning new information through books/podcasts.

Eric Watson

I am an Assistant Professor and Rehabilitation Neuropsychologist in the Brain Injury Research Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. I am fortunate to have participated in the NAN LEAD program for the 2022-2023 professional advancement curriculum. The NAN LEAD program offered valuable insights into my leadership style, taught effective leadership strategies, provided opportunities to hone leadership skills, and fostered meaningful connections with other early-career neuropsychologists and established leaders in the field. The skills I have gained empower me to take on leadership roles and make impactful contributions to our field---and other areas in my life as I am an avid runner, boulderer, and community advocate. I am now more confident and eager than ever to pursue leadership roles at my institute and in the greater NAN community.

Ciaran Considine

I am a board-certified neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, with clinical practice in an adult neuro-medical population, research interests in sleep and neurodegenerative pathophysiology, and medico-legal interests in both criminal/civil cases as well as fitness for duty evaluations. The NAN LEAD program helped me refine skills related to facilitating contributions from colleagues with different communication preferences and reducing burnout in leadership positions.

Alexander Tan

I am currently an early-career pediatric neuropsychologist practicing at Children's Hospital of Orange County, where I direct the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program and support the Neuropsychology Training Program. The NAN Lead Program provided me a wonderful opportunity to better understand and develop my own leadership and communication styles, learn from others how to increase my effectiveness as a leader across a variety of contexts, and facilitate self-reflection of my values and priorities as a leader. As I am passionate about advancing and addressing disparities within neuropsychology training and practice, I look forward to applying my experience with this program towards my continued participation in national leadership, service, and advocacy.


Scott Roye

I am an assistant professor and clinical neuropsychologist at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. The NAN LEAD program improved my development as an early career neuropsychologist by providing insights on how to identify and utilize effective communication styles, as well as how to evolve as a supervisor and mentor. Additionally, this program offered guidance on ways to become more involved within the field of neuropsychology at both local and national levels. I look forward to remaining engaged in NAN and contributing to the field for years to come.

Anne Carlew

I am an early-career adult neuropsychologist transitioning from academic medicine into full-time private practice. Participating in the NAN LEAD program allowed me to develop an appreciation for my leadership strengths and an awareness of my weaknesses. Hearing from both my seniors and peers in the field about their struggles and successes in leadership roles was encouraging and helped me visualize my own path forward as a clinical neuropsychologist and as an advocate for the field of neuropsychology. The NAN LEAD Program is great for anyone wanting to build on existing leadership skills and experiences, but also for those just transitioning out of fellowship.

Brittney Randolph

I am an early-career neuropsychologist at UAB Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, involved in clinical work, mentoring, teaching and research. Having assumed the directorship role for our neuropsychology lab, the NAN LEAD program has allowed me to develop my leadership style to be effective team member of our growing lab while playing to the strengths of others. I also look forward to utilizing these new skills with the various committees that I serve on as well as with research members of the larger medicine community.

Robin Lockridge

I am a pediatric neuropsychologist for Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. I currently serve as the lead psychologist for the Cancer Moonshot supported My Pediatric and Adult Rare Tumor Network (MyPART) within the National Cancer Institute (NCI). I am incredibly grateful for the experience that the NAN LEAD program has provided. Each session balanced practical skill building with insightful reflection, and I greatly appreciated the sense of community that the program offered. Further, I am looking forward to utilizing many of the strategies that I’ve learned and expanding my involvement both within NAN and my professional environment.