Our Mission:
To cure headache, and to end its pain and suffering

Vision Statement : A world without headache

In support of our mission, the National Headache Foundation looks to achieve these key goals:

Awareness

Increase public awareness regarding headache and its impact on the individual, their families, and society.

Advocacy

Represent the headache sufferer in efforts with the public, insurance providers, and governmental agencies.

Education

Serve as the premiere resource by providing information to patients, health care professionals, and the media.

Research

Support research into potential headache causes and treatments.

Awareness

Increase public awareness regarding headache and its impact on the individual, their families, and society.

Advocacy

Represent the headache sufferer in efforts with the public, insurance providers, and governmental agencies.

Education

Serve as the premiere resource by providing information to patients, health care professionals, and the media.

Research

Support research into potential headache causes and treatments.

Our Story

Over the past 48 years, our mission at the National Headache Foundation has been to further awareness of headache and migraine as legitimate neurobiological diseases. Much has changed during this time. With aid from advanced technology and clinical innovation, there are more treatment options than ever before. However, we understand that these diseases are still largely misunderstood and that finding the right treatment options for you requires insight.

We have collected the most comprehensive information on headache and migraine, which we make freely available to you. Every day, our health care provider finder connects patients, who have just begun to seek treatment or those who are looking for more options. Our magazine, Head Wise provides in depth articles on advances in treatment and understanding of these complex diseases.

In your continuing pursuit of the treatment and understanding that you deserve, please know that the National Headache Foundation is your partner. We have been inspiring hope since 1970.

Executive Committee

Seymour Diamond, MD
Director Emeritus and Founder
Chicago, IL
Vincent Martin, MD
President
Mason, OH
Timothy R. Smith, MD, RPh, FACP
First Vice President
St. Louis, MO
Emily Kandel
Second Vice President and Fund Raising Chair
Scarsdale, New York
Chad J. Beste
Treasurer
Wheaton, IL
Margaret Azarian, PhD
Secretary
Guilford, CT

Corporate Leadership Council

Diamond Level
Amgen, Inc.

Emerald Level
Eli Lilly and Company

Opal Level
Allergan, Inc.

Pearl Level
Promius Pharma, LLC

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Executive Committee

Board Members

Tad Seifert, MD
Louisville, Kentucky
Sarah Rahal, MD
New York, New York
James W. Banks III, MD
St. Louis, Missouri
James Beasley
Turberville, South Carolina
Roger K. Cady, MD
Springfield, Missouri
Arthur H. Elkind, M.D.
New Rochelle, New York
Jan Lewis Brandes, MD
Nashville, Tennessee
Merle Diamond, MD
Chicago, Illinois
Marc D. Lefkowitz
Washington, D.C.

Honorary Board

Mark Green, M.D.
New York, New York
Janet Zlatoff-Mirsky
Santa Fe, New Mexico
K. Michael Welch, MB, ChB, FRCP
North Chicago, Illinois
Walter Stewart, PhD, MPH
Concord, California
Gary E. Ruoff, MD
Kalamazoo, Michigan
A. David Rothner, MD
Cleveland, Ohio
Carol Girard-de-Frain
Miramar, Florida
Philip E. Hixon
Rancho Mirage, California
Patrick P.A. Humphrey, PhD, DSc
South San Francisco, California
Paul Kandel
Scarsdale, New York
Richard B. Lipton, MD
Bronx, New York
Edmund Messina, MD
Lansing, Michigan
Ian Phillips
Ivoryton, Connecticut