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.

Accomplishments:

  • 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


Member Spotlight view past winners

Peyton Blackwell & Bethany Voss

Names:
Peyton Blackwell & Bethany Voss

Tell us a little about your background—where you grew up, went to school, etc.:
Peyton was born and raised in the great city of Dallas, Texas. She graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a degree in interdisciplinary studies before joining the BrainHealth family. Peyton is a proud and loving mother to her fur baby, Jax. Bethany was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and moved to Dallas when she was 18 to attend Southern Methodist University. Pony Up! Bethany fell in love with Dallas and decided it was the place to start her career. She received an internship from the Center for BrainHealth which led to a full-time position. During her down time, Bethany enjoys being active and playing sand volleyball.

Besides serving as staff liaisons for TAG, what do you do at the Center for BrainHealth?:
Bethany and Peyton are both members of the community relations team at the Center for BrainHealth. They help execute the Center for BrainHealth and Brain Performance Institute’s signature events, including the February Lecture Series, Brain Performance Lecture Series, Legacy Award Dinner, Friends of BrainHealth Scientist Selection Luncheon, Lunch with Warriors, and Feed the Mind Series. They also lead the planning and execution of special group visits, meetings, tours, and receptions, as well as assist with donor relations and stewardship activities. They both have been blessed with the opportunity to work with and learn from such an amazing team at the Center.

What are your favorite Dallas restaurants?:
When in doubt, Bethany and Peyton are always craving sushi, and their favorite place to go is none other than Oishii. They always split the Tribeca and 42 roll—be sure to try them out because they won’t disappoint! The duo also enjoys a good cheese board and bottle of rosé from Ascension or Rise nº1.

Why should every Dallas young professional join TAG?:
The Center for BrainHealth is changing how the public thinks and acts about the brain and its health. It is up to future generations to continue to participate and influence the greatest scientific initiative of the 21st Century. In some way, shape or form, brain health affects each and every person, and it is our duty to educate and raise awareness about the future health of our brains. TAG is also a great way to get involved in the Dallas community. It provides opportunities to network and socialize with other young professional who are passionate about a relevant cause that affects the entire community.