The Hans and Ilse Breuer non-profit Foundation has a lean and unbureaucratic organisation. It consists of two parts: the Executive Board and the Foundation Board of Trustees. The Foundation’s headquarter is in Frankfurt.
The Board of Directors currently consists of one person (according to the articles of association, a maximum of two directors is allowed) and is appointed by the Board of Trustees for five years. The function of this honorary board is to manage the Foundation and its business in accordance with the law, the Foundation’s acts of constitution and guidelines set by the Board of Trustees.
The Board of Trustees of the Hans and Ilse Breuer Foundation consists of six persons. Together with the Executive Board, their purpose is to plan, coordinate and implement the Foundation’s activities, as well as to monitor projects sponsored by the Foundation. All members of the Board of Trustees perform these duties on a voluntary basis.
The Board of Trustees is supported by the Scientific Advisory Board (in short: SAB) in the selection of the scholarship holder and the nomination of candidates for the Alzheimer Research Award. The SAB currently includes six scientists from the fields of basic research, health services research and the industry:
- Dr. Daniel Fleck (Biomarker Scientist at Denali Therapeutics, USA), scholarship holder from 2010 to 2012
- Prof. Dr. Christian Haass (Head of the Metabolic Biochemistry Department at the Biomedical Center (BMC) of the LMU & Molecular Neurodegeneration, DZNE)
- Prof. Dr. Manuela Neumann (Medical Director, Department of Neuropathology, University of Tübingen & Group Leader Molecular Neuropathology, Neurodegenerative Diseases, DZNE)
- Prof. Dr. Dr. Pierluigi Nicotera (Scientific Director of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, DZNE)
- Prof. Dr. med. Steffi G. Riedel-Heller (Institute for Social Medicine, Occupational Medicine and Public Health, University Hospital Leipzig), Alzheimer Research Award Winner 2017
- Dr. Stacie Weninger (President of FBRI LLC)
The Board of Directors is supported by an advisory council. The advisory council helps the management to exchange experiences and reflect all strategic decisions, contributes expert knowledge and supports fundraising.