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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Sarah Branch

What is your involvement with TAG?:
I recently joined the TAG Board and am excited to be more involved! Mental illness is an issue that affects all ages, especially young people including myself. Mental health is brain health, so I am looking forward to spreading the word about a healthy brain.

Tell us a little about your background:
I was born and raised here in Dallas. After graduating from the University of Texas in Austin in 2016 with a degree in Corporate Communications, I moved back home and currently work for a startup.

What made you interested to join TAG?:
The brain is such a fascinating organ and maintaining its health is something everyone should be interested in. My grandmother was diagnosed with a Stage 4 Glioblastoma (brain tumor) in 2009 and ever since my interest in the brain only grew. My grandfather, Dr. Charles Branch, was a neurosurgeon and devoted his professional career to discovering more about the brain and its functions. He actually got to spend time with the researchers at the Center for BrainHealth and has left a lasting impact. My family is my biggest influence hence why I jumped at the idea of being a part of this amazing group!

What are some of your favorite things to do in Dallas?:
This city is always changing, so I love exploring the new spots with friends and family. I am a huge Stars fan and enjoy going to their games!

Why should young professionals get involved with TAG?:
TAG is a wonderful organization for young professionals to get involved in and raise awareness for brain health- an issue that reaches across all generations. It’s important to give back to the community and this is an easy way to meet new young people. It’s a win win in my book!