Who are we?
The Think Ahead Group (TAG) is a group of young professionals who are passionate about brain health.

What do we do?
TAG is teaching people how to think about the current and future health of their brains. We raise money to support research at the Center for BrainHealth that discovers and implements new ways to understand, protect, and heal the human brain.


  • Securing former First Lady Laura W. Bush as a special guest speaker
  • Growing to over 400 past and present members
  • Raising over $300,000 in financial and in-kind gifts
  • Hosting multiple lectures and social events

Media Recognition:

  • Dallas Morning News
  • PaperCity
  • D Magazine Blog
  • Dallas Modern Luxury
  • Park Cities People
  • RSVP Calendar Blog
  • My Sweet Charity Blog
  • Luella & June
  • CultureMap Dallas

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Mason Hensley

What is your involvement with TAG?:
I'm a TAG board member and currently serve as the volunteer chair.

Tell us a little about your background.:
I'm a native Texan, born and raised in Dallas. I returned to Dallas after attending Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where I studied Biomedical Engineering. Currently, I work as a Lead Software Engineer at IBM Watson Health in their Value Based Care Division, where I get to work on projects that help health care systems manage & better care for their patient populations.

What made you interested to join TAG?:
I had a number of friends who were involved in TAG before I officially joined. What pushed me over the edge to become more involved was discovering a family friend had be diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's, and the Center for BrainHealth provided him and his family so much support.

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Why should young professionals get involved with TAG?:
TAG is such a wonderful place to meet bright and motivated people from various backgrounds in Dallas while rallying behind a worthwhile cause. It's been a true joy and honor to work with the people that make the Center for BrainHealth what it is and to help them serve the community via their many initiatives such as the Discovery Group and Warrior High Performance Brain Training. I'm looking forward to the Center's continued growth in the people it serves and you should be too! Please reach out to join us!