Who We Are
Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Suresh Kotagal
Dr. Suresh Kotagal is an Emeritus Professor in the Departments of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. He has also served as consultant in the Departments of Neurology, Pediatrics and the Center for Sleep Medicine at Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Kiran Maski
Kiran Maski, MD MPH is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and child neurologist and sleep medicine specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is an advocate for pediatric narcolepsy in promoting awareness of this condition among health care providers and schools.
Dr. Diego Mazzotti
Dr. Mazzotti is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Informatics and in the Division of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Dr. Emmanuel Mignot
Dr. Mignot discovered that human narcolepsy is caused by the autoimmune loss of ~20,000 hypothalamic neurons secreting the wake-promoting peptide hypocretin.
Dr. Anne Marie Morse
Dr. Anne Marie Morse is the Director of Child Neurology and Pediatric Sleep Medicine at Geisinger, Janet Weis Children’s Hospital and an associate professor the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.
Dr. Indra Narang
Dr. Narang is the former Director of Sleep Medicine and a Paediatric Respirologist at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. She is a Senior Associate Scientist in Translational Medicine at the Research Institute.
Dr. Thomas E. Scammell
Dr. Thomas Scammell received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he trained in internal medicine.
Co-Founder and CXO
Claire has been advocating for individuals and families affected by narcolepsy for over a decade since her youngest daughter Mathilda contracted Type 1 Narcolepsy in 2010 at the age of three.
Lindsay Jesteadt, Ph.D
Co-Founder and CEO
Lindsay began her career in education, focusing on Compliance, Special Education Policies and Procedures in the State of Florida—work that challenged the current provisions of State Education for disadvantaged and under-represented children.