Board of Directors

Jean-Louis Lelogeais


Jean-Louis Lelogeais is Co-Founder of PEO Partners, a liquid private equity alternatives platform. He is also a Senior Advisor at SVP Global, a leading global distressed debt and restructuring ​firm, which he co-founded in 2001. Prior to founding SVP Global, he held a number of senior positions at Moore Strategic Value Partners ​and Chase Manhatt​an, and ​he was a Partner at Booz Allen & Hamilton.

Mr. Lelogeais received an MS in Engineering from the Ecole des Mines and an MS in Management Sciences from M.I.T.

Mr. Lelogeais has a wonderful daughter with cerebral palsy. He is passionate about the possibilities ​that science offer​s to change the course of CP.

David Berman


David Berman is a Senior Managing Director, Head of the Consumer, Gaming & Leisure Industry Groups and a member of the Operating Committee at Macquarie Capital, a global investment banking firm. Mr. Berman was the founder and CEO of REGAL Capital Advisors, prior to its sale to Macquarie in May 2011. Previously, Mr. Berman was Managing Director and Head of Gaming, Lodging & Leisure investment banking at Credit Suisse, CIBC World Markets and Oppenheimer & Co.

Mr. Berman earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. Mr. Berman is Chairman of the Jessica Berman Foundation and serves on the USC Marshall School of Business Board of Leaders and on the Board of Directors of Tower Cancer Research Foundation.

He is a parent of a child with cerebral palsy and strongly supports impactful and innovative research initiatives focused on prevention, treatment and cure of cerebral palsy.

Andrew Buchanan

Andrew was appointed Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Cerebral Palsy Alliance in May 2023. Andrew has been a director since 2010, Deputy Chair since 2017 and has served as Chair of the Research Committee and Chair of the Fundraising Committee, as well as taking an active role as mentor and supporter of young disability advocates through activist community, CPActive.

Andrew has been a prominent voice in the disability sector, having served as the Chair of the Disability Council of NSW from 2003-2011. He is also an accomplished corporate leader with more than 40 years’ experience in broadcasting, communication and media. He is currently Principal of AB Communicates and was previously General Manager of Local Radio at the ABC.

Andrew contracted polio in April 1950 when he was two days old and is paralysed on his right side. Andrew’s mother contracted polio when she was in labour with Andrew and was paralysed from the chest down. Andrew received services from Cerebral Palsy Alliance when he was a child.

Trevor Croker

Trevor was appointed as a CEO and Managing Director of Aristocrat in March 2017, joining the Board at the same time. Trevor joined Aristocrat in 2009 as Managing Director ANZ and was later promoted through a number of operational and strategy leadership roles. Trevor began his career in sales and marketing, culminating in his term as Sales Director for Fosters Australia Ltd, prior to its demerger. Trevor served as a Chairman of the American Gaming Association and currently serves on the International Centre for Responsible Gaming Advisory Council and previously a Director of other industry groups.

Lizette Dunay

Lizette Dunay is past Co-Founder and past Co-Executive Director of Cure CP a national non-profit that funds medical research for CP. Previous to Cure CP, Lizette worked in the medical and biologics field in sales and business development for 15 years with a strong emphasis and focus on regenerative medicine.

Most recently she was awarded the prestigious “2015 World Stem Cell Action Inspiration Award” by the Genetics Policy Institute (GPI) and Regenerative Medicine Foundation (RMF) for her work as an impactful advocacy organization and inspiring advocate for CP Patients. Lizette also serves as a member of the American Academy of CP and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) community council member, a member of The CP Collaborative and a speaker and community advocate for CP.

Previously she also volunteered her time with The Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood Foundation, as a Parent Educator, served on a speakers panel at the World Stem Cell Summit in 2014 and again in 2018, and has been a guest speaker for several advocacy events.

Lizette also served on the University of Florida Alumni Board of Directors from 2017-2018. Lizette is a graduate of University of Florida (1992) where she received her B.A. in Economics and a minor in Spanish.

She lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband and two children, Alex and Emma.

Paul Gross

Paul is the Founder, President, and CEO of the Cerebral Palsy Research Network — a 30-center effort in North America to conduct high quality clinical research for CP. He runs day-to-day operations for the organization, the research program, and the relationship with the University of Pittsburgh. He is a driving force in accelerating clinical and translational research in neuroscience for cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus.

He is the past chairman of the Hydrocephalus Association (HA), the co-founder of the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (, and co-founder of the Adult Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (  In his role as vice chair of the HA Research Committee, he has played a leadership role in the creation of the HA Network for Discovery Science — a virtual laboratory to accelerate basic science advancement through the collaboration of neuroscientists in hydrocephalus.

In 2015, he was awarded the “Making a Difference” award by the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. He recently completed his term as an advisor to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Prior to ramping up his focus on advancing medical research, he was CEO of a web startup, a Senior Vice President with the Microsoft Corporation and with Borland International.

In his personal life, he is married and the father of two children, one of whom has hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy.  He is also an avid Ultimate Frisbee and squash player and mountain biker.

Dr. Beena Kamath-Rayne

Beena Kamath-Rayne is a neonatologist and global health professional with expertise in neonatal resuscitation and medical education.  She currently serves as the Vice President, Global Newborn and Child Health at the American Academy of Pediatrics where she oversees neonatal global health, clinical skills and resuscitation training, and simulation. She currently practices clinical medicine through Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Kamath-Rayne received B.A. degrees in Biological Anthropology/Anatomy and History at Duke University and her M.D. at Georgetown University. She completed her pediatrics residency and neonatal-perinatal fellowship training at University of Colorado Health Sciences/Children’s Hospital of Colorado, and then spent 10 years practicing academic medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  In between her residency and fellowship training, she spent two years living and working abroad as a general practitioner in a clinic in rural Ecuador and as a neonatal registrar/fellow at the Children’s Hospital of Westmead in Sydney, Australia. She earned a Masters of Public Health from the Colorado School of Public Health and is currently board certified in General Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

Dr. Kamath-Rayne has expertise in clinical research and quality improvement which has earned her funding from NIH, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation, AAMC, Gates Foundation, among others. Recently, her research has focused on the educational and clinical outcomes after implementation of Helping Babies Breathe, a global curriculum for neonatal resuscitation.  Before joining the AAP, she was the Associate Editor for the 2nd Edition of Helping Babies Breathe and more recently participated in a technical working group to transition HBB to the new World Health Organization Essential Newborn Care Course, 2nd Edition. She has served as a member of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation Neonatal Delegation since 2016. Her over 80 publications address a variety of topics affecting neonatal and pediatric health outcomes.  She has successfully built teams of collaborators from a variety of disciplines including obstetrics, pediatrics, infection control, biostatistics, simulation, medical education and more.

She lives in the northwestern Chicago suburbs with her husband and three sons, one of whom has a disability.

John Sintras

John has been a Director since June 2018. He is a member of the Community Relations, Fundraising and Marketing Committee.

John was previously a member of the Board from August 2009 until his resignation in January 2016 following his decision to relocate to New York where he was employed as President of Global Business Development and Product Innovation at IPG Mediabrands. During his period in New York, John served as one of the founding Directors on the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation Inc.

In May 2018, John returned to Sydney, and is currently Chief Audience and Content Officer at SBS, Australia’s multicultural and Indigenous broadcaster, where he has end-to-end oversight of SBS’s Audience and Content strategy – specifically its brands, marketing approach, audience engagement and analytics.