Team FOXG1 Research

Nasha Fitter
Nasha Fitter

Research

Nasha Fitter is the parent of an afflicted FOXG1 child and manages our research strategy and grant process for scientists. Nasha is a technology entrepreneur; founder and CEO of tech startup Schoolie, which was acquired in 2016 by GreatSchools. Previously, she was a Director at Microsoft Corp where she held various management and product development positions. Nasha also started and sold a company in Mumbai, India and was an investment banker on Wall Street. Nasha has an MBA from The Harvard Business School.

Nicole Zeitzer Johnson
Nicole Zeitzer Johnson

Communications

Nicole Zeitzer Johnson is the parent of an afflicted FOXG1 child and directs our Communications strategy and outreach. She is a founding partner and the Director of Communications of the streaming music service, Qello Concerts (think the Netflix of concerts). Prior to starting Qello in 2010, Nicole worked many years as a producer for CNN and NBC, and then moved into corporate communications and PR for several Fortune 500 companies. She has a Bachelors of Science in Mass Communication form Towson University in Maryland.

Elli Brimble
Elli Brimble

Scientific Advisory Board Liaison

Elli Brimble serves as FOXG1 Research’s Scientific Advisory Board Liaison to facilitate communication with research communities. She is a genetic counselor in Child Neurology at Stanford Children’s Health, where she is working to develop a FOXG1 multidisciplinary clinic. Elli completed her undergraduate training in genetics at Western University in Ontario, and Masters degrees in molecular genetics and genetic counseling at the University of Toronto and Boston University, respectively. Elli’s primary clinical and research interests are to improve understanding of genetic mechanisms that contribute to epilepsy, and to develop protocols that ensure comprehensive and consistent evaluations for genetic epileptic encephalopathies.

Christine Revkin

Project Management

Christine Revkin is the parent of an afflicted FOXG1 child. She founded and project manages the FOXG1 Research initiative. Christine is the head of new product introduction and PMO for Logitech in Europe, Middle East and Africa. She has also worked in communications (with a digital focus), event management, business analysis and trade marketing for various sales and marketing organisations. Christine has a strong background in non-profit work with Telethon, Nez Rouge, WWF and children summer camps.

Ami Badani
Ami Badani

Fundraising

Ami Badani is VP of Marketing at Cumulus Networks responsible for all aspects of marketing from messaging and positioning, demand generation, partner marketing, and amplification of the Cumulus Networks brand. She has a decade’s worth of experience at various Silicon Valley technology companies. Most recently, Ami served as a key marketing leader at Instart Logic, helping to triple its sales growth and lead the disruption of the application delivery market. Prior to Instart Logic, she was Head of Strategic Marketing at Cisco where she co-founded and incubated the Internet of Things Platform as a Service business and launched the platform out of stealth mode. She began her career in various facets of investment banking and asset management at Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan. Ami has an MBA from University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.