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About The Brain Trust, LLC

Our Mission

  • Our Social Mission – Enhance Student Wellness

  • Our Economic Mission – Create value for institutions

SmartResponse is the evidence of our dual mission:  the first community-wide comprehensive solution for school and college administrators so they can “Do The Right Thing” for their students and their institutions.

Our Commitment

In our “Concussion Challenges for Educators” study, hundreds of institutions were clear:  Concussion is a challenge for educators;  the economic costs are huge … but the human costs are incalculable.
We are committed to providing educators with an affordable and highly effective digital delivery platform for concussion best practices and institutional protocols.


Robert C. Cantu, M.D.

Senior Medical Advisor

Internationally-acclaimed neurosurgeon and Medical Director of the Cantu Concussion Center of Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA,  – Dr. Cantu is among the most highly-respected medical doctors working in the concussion field and a pioneer in concussion treatment. Dr. Cantu’s book Concussions and our Kids is a best-seller on Amazon.


Gerard A. Gioia, Ph.D.

Senior Medical Advisor

Internationally-acclaimed neuropsychologist and Division Chief, Neuropsychology at the Children‘s National Health System in Rockville, MD,  Dr. Gioia was a key player in Washington State’s “Lystedt Law” – the first US concussion training law, now in all 50 states.  Dr. Gioia is the nation’s leading pediatric neuropsychologist working in concussion.


Henry James, C.P.C.U.

Senior Risk Management Advisor

Hank James, recently retired Associate Vice Chancellor for Risk & Safety at UNC Charlotte, with more than 40 years of risk management and insurance experience in higher education and health care at institutions such as Dartmouth College,(Director of Risk Management), Loma Linda University Adventist Health Science Center (Assistant VP), Southern Methodist University (Director of Risk Management) and Adventist Health System (VP Risk Management)


James M. Murtha, Ph.D.

Senior Education Advisor

Jim is Senior Vice President for Academic Alliances at New England College (NEC) and also serves as Campus Director of NEC’s affiliate, the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Jim has held senior roles in education for over 30 years, including positions at The College of  New Rochelle, The New School, and Baruch College, CUNY.

Supporting Team

Experienced, Energetic, Cohesive

James Perkins, CEO  – Co-Founder

Nathaniel Fick, J.D. – Legal

Trish Janus, M.Ed. – Special Education

Justin Fitzpatrick - Game Development Lead

Colby Styskal – Animator

Nina Sajankila – Art

Joan Carney, Ph.D., Special Education

Morris Levin, M.D. & Corey Burchman, M.D. early-stage advisors

… plus all the great students from Dartmouth College, New England College, Champlain College and more that have contributed.