Meet The Board

David Perlmutter


David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition.  He received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award for best research by a medical student. After completing residency training in Neurology, also at the University of Miami, Dr. Perlmutter entered private practice in Naples, Florida. Dr. Perlmutter serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine.


Dr. Perlmutter is a frequent lecturer at symposia sponsored by such medical institutions as Harvard University, the University of Arizona, Scripps Institute, New York University, and Columbia University.  He has contributed extensively to the world medical literature with publications appearing in The Journal of Neurosurgery, The Southern Medical Journal, Journal of Applied Nutrition, and Archives of Neurology. He is the author of many books, including: The Better Brain Book, Raise a Smarter Child By Kindergarten, Power Up Your Brain – The Neuroscience of Enlightenment, and Grain Brain (in print), and is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of nutritional influences in neurological disorders.


Dr. Perlmutter has been interviewed on many nationally syndicated radio and television programs including 20/20, Larry King Live, CNN, Fox News, Fox and Friends, The Today Show, Oprah, Dr. Oz, Montel Across America, and The CBS Early Show. He serves as medical advisor to the Dr. Oz Show.  In 2002, Dr. Perlmutter was the recipient of the Linus Pauling Award for his innovative approaches to neurological disorders and the Denham Harmon Award for his pioneering work in free radical science and its application on clinical medicine. In 2006, Dr. Perlmutter was the recipient of the National Nutritional Foods Association Clinician of the Year Award and in 2010 was awarded the  Humanitarian of the Year award from the American College of Nutrition.

Bill Kelley


In the wake of unprecedented numbers of people and families falling victim to dementia related health diseases, Bill Kelley partnered with Dr. David Perlmutter to establish The Perlmutter Brain Foundation.  Bill’s mother was afflicted with Alzheimer’s type dementia and knows well the complex and deeply challenging issues in caring for a loved one.


Bill’s background includes serving on both for profit and not for profit Boards of Directors locally and nationally.  His business experience includes executive positions with several companies over a period of more than thirty years.  Additionally, he has served as a consultant, specializing in the retail, wholesale, and consumerism industries.  Presently, he participates exclusively in not for profit endeavors with a keen interest in brain health, education, and research.