Board of Directors

The Board of Directors oversee all policy and direction of the Corporation based on input from the Academy Advisory Council and Affiliates, with the goal to maintain the integrity of best practice in NMT, and thus protect consumers of NMT and the public in general.

Dr. Michael Thaut, PhD

  • Professor of Music
  • Professor of Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Science
  • Collaborator Scientist CAMH Neuroimaging
  • Affiliate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael Hospital
  • Director, Music and Health Research Collaboratory MaHRC
  • Director, Music and Health Sciences Graduate Programs
  • University of Toronto

Corene P. Hurt-Thaut, Ph.D., MT-BC

  • Program Director, The Academy for Neurologic Music Therapy
  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
  • Coordinator, MMUS Applied Music and Health
  • Associate Professor, ArtEZ School of Music-ArtEZ Conservatorium
  • Research Associate, Music and Health Research Collaboratory MaHRC

Dr. Volker Hoemberg, MD

  • Head of Neurology, SRH Health Center, Bad Wimpfen, Germany
  • University of Düsseldorf
  • Secretary General, World Federation of Neurorehabilitation
  • Vice President, European Federation of Neurorehabilitation Societies
  • Secretary General, International Society for Clinical Neuromusicology

Gerard E. Francisco, M.D.

  • The Wulfe Family Chair in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
  • Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas System, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
  • Chairman and Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
  • Chief Medical Officer and Director, NeuroRecovery Research Center, TIRR Memorial Hermann

Dr. Nirmal Surya, M.D., D.N.B (Neuro) FIAN, MNAMS, FAAN

  • Chairman, Surya Neuro Center 
  • Founder Trustee & Chairman, Epilepsy Foundation India
  • Fellow Indian Academy of Neurology
  • Member Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Fellow American Academy of Neurology
  • President Indian Federation Of Neuro – Rehabilitation (IFNR) 
  • Regional Vice President- World Federation Neuro-Rehabilitation (WFNR)
  • Past President : Indian Academy of Neurology (IAN)
  • President Elect: Indian Stroke Association (ISA)
  • President Elect, Asian Ocenian Society of Neurorehabilitation(AOSNR) 
  • Chair, Telemedicine Academy Indian Confederation For Healthcare Accreditation (ICHA)
  • Member at Large, Presidium, WFNR

Dafin F. Muresanu, MD, PhD, MBA, FEAN

  • President of the European Federation of NeuroRehabilitation Societies (EFNR)
  • Secretary General AMN (Academy for Multidisciplinary Neurotraumatology)
  • Past President of the Romanian Society of Neurology
  • Professor of Neurology, Chairman Department of Neurosciences
  • “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Chairman “RoNeuro” Institute for Neurological Research and Diagnostic
  • Corresponding Member of the Romanian Academy