What We Do

United Brain uses its platform to inspire its donors for a brighter future.

We listen to reassure you’re not alone. Finding a cure is about courage, willpower, endurance, and acceptance. It’s about belonging to a community of compassionate listeners. It’s about sharing your hopes and supporting each other.

  • Create a caring community where you can communicate and support one another.
  • Provide a voice for individuals to share their stories, struggles, and determinations.

We educate the public to better equip individuals with knowledge to face their future head-on. Our articles are written in plain English because we want our donors to feel prepared and well-informed.

  • Raise awareness by providing the latest scientific research on brain diseases and mental health disorders.
  • Provide information on caregiving, self-care, and quality of life for both those affected and their caregivers.

We support research by bridging the gap between those who know–the scientists looking for cures–and those who need to know–the families affected by more than 150 brain diseases.

  • Select and fund the most promising brain research projects.
  • Organize funding to speed up research on brain health.

The billions of dollars of government funding for brain research covers less than 10% of the actual cost. Direct private funding is needed. Your participation will significantly speed up the treatments and cures your family deserves. Imagine the impact a $25.00 donation from a million families will make.





Our History

Started in 2018, the United Brain Association has grown from the vision of President and Chairman of the Board, J.A. Boulton. Mr. Boulton envisions UBA as a critical resource in the ever-growing field of brain diseases and disorders.

He plans to educate the public that, as a group, brain diseases are interrelating. If medical breakthroughs are achieved for one disease, they may aid in curing another.

Mr. Boulton also plans to support research that explores the relationship between the neurological and psychological. A linkage between these sciences is under-explored and requires non-profit support to grow. New advances and developments in medical science may be achieved when these two areas examined in parallel.

UBA is driven solely by the mission and not financial gain. It is structured to be lean. As part of our commitment, we do not divert monies for extravagant salaries, offices, trips, banquets, and other status trophies. We operate with total transparency.

  • We raise nearly all of our money through individual donations, which helps to ensure our independence.
  • The United Brain Association is a Non-Profit, 501(c)(3) organization. We do not receive government funding and contributions are tax-deductible.
  • We are not affiliated with any political, religious, sectarian, governmental organization, and do not accept advertising.

Feel free to contact us with questions about our structure and financial reports.

Our Board of Directors

The members of our board come from diverse personal and professional backgrounds, utilizing their experience and contacts to advance our mission. Each board member’s family has experienced brain diseases and brings with them a sincere desire to advance our mission.

J.A. Boulton (Founder)
Corporate Board: President
Board of Directors: Chairman

Jay Matey
Corporate Board: Vice President and Treasurer
Board of Directors: Executive Director

Thomas O. Morel
Corporate Board: Secretary
Board of Directors: Member

Collin Krzyzaniak

Collin Krzyzaniak
Board of Directors: Member

LTC Jordon Swain, Ph.D.

LTC Jordon Swain, Ph.D.
Board of Directors: Member

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Lacey D. Angioletti
Board of Directors: Member

UBA 990 Form

UBA accepts donations from the public to fund brain disease research at major universities. We are currently supporting groundbreaking Parkinson’s Disease and Anorexia Nervosa research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Alcoholism treatments and cures at the New York University school of Medicine, and P.T.S.D. research and treatments at the Yale University School of Medicine.

The United Brain Association, Inc. (UBA) was incorporated on March 22, 2018. UBA is currently federally registered as a 501 (c)(3) Public Charity: donors can deduct contributions they make to UBA under IRC Section 170. UBA is also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, of 2522. UBA is registered as an Exempt Organization in New Your State and is also registered in the State of Connecticut.

Contained herewith is the 2019 IRS-990EZ federal tax document:

You Are Not Alone

For you or a loved one to be diagnosed with a brain disease or disorder, is overwhelming, and leads to a quest for support and answers to important questions. UBA has built a safe, caring and compassionate community for you to share your journey, connect with others in similar situations, learn about breakthroughs, and to simply find comfort.

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Make a Donation, Make a Difference

We have a direct connection with scientists so we are privy to projects in all stages of research. This gives us the insight to identify projects and allocate the dollars needed to find cures. Donate generously today to make a difference for future generations and your loved ones.  Your donation saves lives and brings us closer to a cure.

Share Your Story

If you have an experience, a story, or someone in your life you want to recognize for their strength and willpower, please share it with us. We want to hear from you because listening is part of healing.

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