Ramona Hicks, Ph.D., assumed the role of Chief Scientific Officer for One Mind in 2014 to further develop and implement opportunities to accelerate research and knowledge about neurological and mental health disorders. Before joining One Mind, Dr. Hicks was the Program Director for the Extramural Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Research Program at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). In her role, she managed the traumatic brain injury (TBI) research portfolio for nine years, and was responsible for providing programmatic and scientific leadership to promote progress in research on traumatic brain injury and neonatal hypoxic-ischemic injury. During this time she participated in numerous interagency activities resulting in common data elements for TBI research, the Federal Interagency TBI Research Informatics System (FITBIR), the NIH-NFL Sports Health Research Program, and the International TBI Research Initiative (InTBIR). Dr. Hicks grew up in Northern California, graduated from the University of California with a B.S. in Biology, and received a M.A. in Physical Therapy from Stanford University. Her early clinical experience as a physical therapist set the stage for a lifelong commitment to discover better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat persons with neurological disorders. She returned to school and obtained a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Connecticut, followed by academic appointments at the University of Kentucky and the University of Washington.