Unitedly, we stand to cure one with a mission to cure them all.
A world without brain disease.
United Brain empowers every individual living with brain disease through education, support, and funding research.
Unitedly, we stand to cure one with a mission to cure them all.
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.
Message from Our Founder
The United Brain Association was founded by the vision of J.A. Boulton in an effort to provide hope and comfort to families, loved ones, and caregivers facing brain related diseases and disorders.
Mr. Boulton was motivated by the enduring spirit of his wife, Prudence Morgan Boulton, who experienced a stroke in 2015. Prudie, as she is lovingly referred to, has always held kindness and compassion as the most valuable traits in humanity. She was often heard quoting Maya Angelou:
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
United Brain is founded on Prudie’s belief that positivity, inspiration, and fellow feeling make a lasting impression. At United Brain, part of finding a cure is being heard by a community of compassionate listeners and inspiring others to continue moving forward.
Prudie’s instinct to believe in the unbelievable is also found in the fabric of United Brain. As an accomplished horsewoman with varying interests across technology and modern innovations, Prudie has always been able to see beneath the surface and make remarkable connections.
By advancing research, United Brain aims to believe in the unbelievable and make a cure for brain disease a reality once and for all.
Mr. Boulton founded United Brain with Prudie as his motivation. He desires to provide a hope and empower every individual living with brain disease.
Prudie continues to shine bright and inspire those around her to believe in the unbelievable.
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.
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 2018 IRS-990EZ federal tax document:
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.
Mr. Boulton, the founding member of the United Brain Association, is an electronics entrepreneur and philanthropist. Mr. Boulton is dedicated to advancing research and educational efforts impacting the scores of brain diseases and mental health problems. He attended Miami University (OH) and Columbia University. Mr. Boulton has committed an eight-figure amount to seed our development.
Mr. Morel currently serves as the Director of Technology at the United States Military Academy at West Point Center for Junior Officers. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne and a bachelor’s in Management from the University of Maryland (European Division). He is a 26-year Army Veteran and retired from active duty in 2008 after completing numerous tours of duty including Germany, and Baghdad.
Mr. Morel’s career led him to the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, where he taught in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department from 2000-2006. He also served as the Chief Technology Officer (C.T.O.) for the Corps of Cadets from 2006-2007.
Mr. Pellino is a management consultant who has worked with over seventy community, economic development, educational, healthcare, social service, and arts’ organizations on visioning, strategic planning, board development, marketing, budgeting, and programming. He has served as Executive Director of the Lackawanna County (PA) Council on Economic Development, Executive Director of Urban and Government Affairs at the University of Scranton, and Director of Operations at New York Nativity. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Philosophy from St. Louis University.
Mr. Nieves has worked throughout the tech sector, including managing cybersecurity, web hosting, and databases for corporations. He received a dual Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering and Biology from Brown University. After years of working to safeguard the online presence of the financial services industry and law enforcement, he now works with businesses to minimize their online risk.
Mr. Matey has worked as a Senior Project Manager for engineering and construction companies on domestic and international projects in the industrial, institutional, municipal and commercial fields. He holds a bachelor’s of science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson College of Technology.
Ms. Ruder has extensive experience in sales and business management. She received a Bachelor of Science with Distinction at Cornell University. A majority of her career was spent in the print publishing industry serving as chief revenue officer for several newspapers and magazines in California and New York.