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

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Emily and Preston Roush

Emily & Preston Roush

What is your involvement with TAG?:
We joined TAG in the Fall of 2011 upon moving back to Dallas and have been active members since. Preston has been on the board since 2013. He served as the Budget Chair for one year and is currently the Treasurer.

What is your favorite thing about being involved with TAG?:
TAG has been a great way to get to know other young professionals in the Dallas area who share our passion for raising awareness and supporting the newest breakthroughs on brain research.

Tell us a little bit about your background. :
Preston grew up in Austin, Texas and Emily grew up in Dallas, Texas. We met while attending school at Baylor University. After graduation, we moved to Houston, Texas where Preston worked at Sterling Bank and Emily was in graduate school at the University of Houston. In May of 2011, we moved back to Dallas. Preston is a Middle Market Banker at Comerica Bank and Emily teaches 2nd grade at Good Shepherd Episcopal School. We attend Park Cities Baptist Church, live in Lake Highlands, and are expecting a sweet baby boy in June :).

What is your favorite Dallas restaurant? :
Half Shells in Snider Plaza. They have the best Fish Taco and Margaritas in town!