Our Team

Board of Directors

Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director

Rick Doblin, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He received his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana and his Master’s thesis on a survey of oncologists…
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David Bronner, Board of Directors

Independent Voting Member David Bronner is Cosmic Engagement Officer (CEO) of Dr. Bronner’s, the top-selling brand of natural soaps in North America and producer of a range of organic body care and food products. He is a grandson of company founder, Emanuel Bronner, and a fifth-generation soapmaker. David and Michael established Dr. Bronner’s as a…
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Staff

Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director

Rick Doblin, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He received his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana and his Master’s thesis on a survey of oncologists…
Meet Rick

Kris Lotlikar, Deputy Director

Kris Lotlikar serves as the Deputy Director for MAPS. Kris is an experienced entrepreneur and futurist. Kris founded Renewable Choice and served as President for fifteen years. Renewable Choice was a leading supplier of renewable energy to global corporations and clients included over 150 companies from the Fortune 500. It was awarded Green Power Supplier…
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Berra Yazar-Klosinski, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer

Berra Yazar-Klosinski, Ph.D., is Chief Scientific Officer of the 501(c)(3) non-profit Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and Chief Scientific Officer of Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC). Dr. Yazar-Klosinski is responsible for development of strategic, catalytic, and capacity-building activities to facilitate research on the risk/benefit profile of psychedelics in compliance…
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MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC)

MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC) is a Delaware public benefit corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of MAPS with the special purpose to balance income from legal sales of MDMA with the social benefits of MAPS’ mission.

Board of Directors: MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC)

Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director

Rick Doblin, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He received his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana and his Master’s thesis on a survey of oncologists…
Meet Rick

Gisselle Acevedo, Board of Directors: MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC)

Gisselle Acevedo is a trauma-informed Marriage and Family therapist and works specifically with people in traditionally marginalized communities. Before entering private practice, Gisselle held Executive roles in several organizations, focusing her efforts on supporting underserved communities and furthering social justice initiatives in whatever context she was working. Past positions include President and CEO of The…
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Staff: MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC)

Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director

Rick Doblin, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He received his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana and his Master’s thesis on a survey of oncologists…
Meet Rick

Berra Yazar-Klosinski, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer

Berra Yazar-Klosinski, Ph.D., is Chief Scientific Officer of the 501(c)(3) non-profit Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and Chief Scientific Officer of Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC). Dr. Yazar-Klosinski is responsible for development of strategic, catalytic, and capacity-building activities to facilitate research on the risk/benefit profile of psychedelics in compliance…
Meet Berra