MIND Foundation

Building a healthier, more connected world through psychedelic research & education

Our Vision

The MIND Foundation envisions a healthier, more connected world through evidence-based, safe, and legal applications of the psychedelic experience.

We support and conduct high-quality psychedelic research.

We translate science into everyday language to support people in living healthy and meaningful lives.

We work with policymakers to create safe and legal environments for the psychedelic experience.

We train professionals and educate the public on psychedelic treatments, integration, evidence-based harm reduction, and human development.

We encourage communities to build beneficial, knowledge-based, and risk-aware attitudes around psychedelics.

The MIND Foundation is a European non-profit registered under German law (HRB 220247 B). Revenue from the MIND Academy cannot be extracted by individuals. It is fully used to support the organization’s public benefit purposes and reduce our dependence on donations for core activities – providing us and you with the opportunity to use donations for research and social projects.

Our Vision

DIVERSITY AT MIND

MIND is proud to welcome people from all walks of life to get involved with our organization. Whether it’s making MIND Academy programs accessible, or warmly welcoming and encouraging a variety of perspectives within the MIND office, we are committed to bringing a focus to this important matter as our organization grows over the coming years.

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BEWUSSTSEINSKULTUR

One of the core tenets of the MIND Foundation is to facilitate human societal advancement in the direction of a Bewusstseinskultur, a culture of consciousness. Such a culture fosters working towards an understanding of the relational aspects of the human species to its surroundings.

It advocates a public discourse based on knowledge and openness, evaluating altered states of consciousness and their value for individuals and society, thereby empowering both.

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OUR PARTNERS

The MIND Foundation is proud to work together with a number of prominent organizations worldwide. MIND is able to accomplish its goals as a psychedelic research and education organization in large part because of the cooperations and collaborations it has with these organizations. MIND is committed to continuing to grow its network and build relationships with organizations that share its values and philosophy.

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MIND Foundation
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INSIGHT Conference
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Our Team

The MIND Foundation team consists of paid staff and volunteers/interns. The staff is supported by active members and a growing community of more than 900 members who are organized in the MIND Members Association. Our team is interdisciplinary and consists of medical doctors, psychologists, psychotherapists, neuroscientists, researchers with a background in cultural studies, entrepreneurs, philosophers, and students from a variety of disciplines.

THE MIND executive board

  • Dr. Henrik Jungaberle

    Executive Director

  • Marvin Däumichen, M.A.

    Director of Research & Programs

  • Gero Niggemeier

    Director of Impact and Collaborations

  • Luis Retana

    Communications Team Leader | Marketing Manager

advisors to the executive board

  • Dr. med. Andrea Jungaberle

    Medical & Team Advisor

  • Sergio Pérez Rosal, M.D.

    Medical & Training Advisor

  • Maximilian von Heyden

    Public Health Advisor

Staff

  • Dr. Max Wolff

    Head of Psychotherapy Training and Research

  • Dr. Gabriele Mittag

    Head of Staff Unit Press

  • Jared Parmer, Ph.D.

    Philosophy Section Advisor

  • Hans Rutrecht, M.Sc.

    Psychotherapy Training and Research Fellow

  • Felicitas Vallot, M.A.

    APT Program Manager

  • Julius Hohenthal, M.Sc.

    Clinical & Science Community Manager

  • Zacki Aplada, M.Sc.

    People and Culture Manager

  • Camile Bahi, M. Pharm.

    Neuroscience Section Advisor | Blog Translation Group Coordinator

  • Patrick Wentorp, B.A.

    OKR & Events Manager

Interns & Volunteers

  • Ramona Todor, M.A.

    Research and Programs Intern

  • Antoni Gillert, B.Sc.

    Intern at Research and Programs Department

  • Aline Frick

    Communications Intern

Affiliated External Facilitators

  • Jana Meinel, MA

    BEYOND EXPERIENCE Facilitator

If you are interested in becoming an intern or volunteer at MIND, you might want to check out the stories of people that we have worked with in the past.

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FORMER INTERNS AND VOLUNTEERS
AT THE MIND FOUNDATION

SCIENTIFIC
ADVISORY BOARD

MIND’s Scientific Advisory Board is a panel of independent experts. They are academic researchers and thinkers dealing with the human brain and consciousness, the transformation of society, psychiatric disorders as well as the sociocultural history of the psychedelic experience. They advise the MIND Foundation and assess the activities of the organization by means of the annual report.

  • Prof. Dr. med. Franz X. Vollenweider

    Professor, Medical Doctor and Director of Neuropsychopharmacology and Brain Imaging Unit in the Department for Psychiatry at University of Zürich

  • Prof. Dr. Roland Griffiths

    Professor in the Neuropsychopharmacology of Consciousness at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore Director of the JH Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research

  • Prof. Dr. Harriet de Wit

    Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago

  • Prof. Dr. David Nichols

    Adjunct Professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill / Medicinal Chemistry & Neuropharmacology

  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Metzinger

    Neurophilosopher and Professor at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

  • Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Psych. Rolf Verres

    Professor Emeritus and Former Medical Director at the Institute of Medical Psychology at the Center for Psychosocial Medicine, University Hospital Heidelberg

  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Revenstorf

    Professor for Clinical Psychology at the University Tübingen, Germany

  • Prof. Dr. med. Nigel Strauss

    Psychiatrist and Adjunct Professor at Deakin University; Director of Occupational Psychiatry Pty. Ltd.

  • Prof. Dr. Lorenz Böllinger

    Psychotherapist | Professor Emeritus of Criminal Law and Criminology at University of Bremen, Germany

  • Prof. Dr. Harry Sumnall

    Professor in Substance Use at the Public Health Institute in Liverpool John Moores University

  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Liechti

    Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Internal Medicine at University Hospital, Basel

  • Prof. Dr. Stephen Asma

    Professor of Philosophy at Columbia College Chicago, co-founder of the Research Group in Mind, Science and Culture

  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Isabel Dziobek

    Head of Department of Clinical Psychology of Social Interaction and Outpatient Clinic for Psychotherapy at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

  • Prof. Dr. Dietmar Schmitz

    Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Neuroscience Research Center at Charité Berlin, Spokesperson of the Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure

  • Prof. Dr. Enzo Tagliazucchi

    Professor of Physics, University of Buenos Aires, Director of CoCuCoLab

  • Prof. Dr. Sascha Fink

    Junior Professor of Neurophilosophy at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

  • Dr. Gül Dölen, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kim Kuypers

    Associate Professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience at Maastricht University

  • PD Dr. Marc Wittmann

    Research Fellow at the Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health at the University of Freiburg

  • Dr. Chris Letheby

    Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Western Australia, Perth | Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Adelaide, Australia

Former Scientific Advisory Board Members

These members were part of our Scientific Advisory Board in the years 2016 – 2021.

  • Prof. Dr. Tim Bayne

    Professor of Philosophy at Monash University

  • Prof. Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris

    Head of the Centre for Psychedelic Research, Division of Brain Sciences, Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London

  • PD Dr. med. Leo Hermle

    Psychiatrist and Former Chief Physician at Christophsbad Göppingen