Members of the Helena Brain Trust.

Aaswath Raman

Harnessing deep space to fight emissions.

Adam Robinson


Alex Wirth

Bringing the legislative process to our fingertips.

Alyse Nelson

Vital Voices.

Amory Lovins

Co-Founder and Chief Scientist: The Rocky Mountain Institute

Anne Madden

Deciphering the Microbiome.

Barry M. Popkin

Reshaping the environments of obesity.

Bruce Heyman

The Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada

Captain Don Walsh

One of history's greatest explorers.

Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher

The Masterminds Behind Climeworks: The World's First Commercial Plant to Suck Carbon Dioxide Directly From the Air.

Craig Hatkoff

Founder: TriBeCa Film Festival

Curren Krasnoff

The serial inventor revolutionizing concrete.

D.A. Wallach

The Polymath Bridging Music and Technology.

David Ambroz

Shaping community and culture.

David Yarnold

CEO: National Audubon Society & Former Executive Director: Environmental Defense Fund

Deepak Chopra

"One of the Top Heroes and Icons of the 21st Century."

Dr. Julio Friedmann

The Carbon Wrangler.

Darius Sankey

Chaos Theory.

Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal

The world-renowned psychiatrist who first discovered Season Affective Disorder (SAD).

Dr. Rebecca Brachman

The Moonshot Project to Prevent Depression.

Dwayne Betts

Winner of the NAACP Image Award.

Eli Pariser

Making Good Stories Win.

Erin Schrode

Citizen activist and journalist.

Gen. (Ret.) James “Spider” Marks

Military Intelligence.

Hafsat Abiola

"Nigeria's Architect of Peace".

James Fishkin

Deliberative Democracy.

R. James Woolsey

Former Director: Central Intelligence Agency

Jason Silva


Jeff Orlowski

Chasing Climate Solutions.

Jennifer Wilcox

Carbon Capture.

Joshua Roman

“A cellist of extraordinary technical and musical gifts.”

Justin Lewis-Weber

Charting the ambitious plan for space-based solar power.

Karen Tse

Working to end torture.

Kelly Brownell

Redefining How We Think About Food.

Kevin Yorn

Managing Partner, Morris Yorn Entertainment Law

Laura Galante

The Threat Intelligence Expert Focused on Cyber-Espionage.

Lee Cooper

Professor Emeritus, UCLA

Li Lu

Founder and Chairman: Himalaya Capital

Mark McClellan

The Former FDA Commissioner Shaping Value in Healthcare.

Meredith Perry

Wireless power.

Omar Wasow

"Silicon Valley's Philosopher-Prince".

Pamela Meyer

Defeating Deception.

Parag Khanna


Petra Nemcova

Reinventing How We Rebuild.

Princess Alia Al-Senussi

Charting the Future of International Art.

Quincy Jones III


Richard Browning

"The Real-Life Iron Man."

Rob Rhinehart

A new way to feed the world.

Robert Hertzberg

Energizing government.

Robert M. Shrum

Navigating American politics.

Samy Kamkar

Outwitting insecurity.

ShaoLan Hsueh

Revolutionzing language learning.

Simon Sinek

"Start With Why".

Stan Christensen

The Negotiator.

Sylvia Earle

Time Magazine's "Hero for the Planet".

Tim Fain

Music, differently.

Tristan Harris

Silicon Valley's conscience.

Veronika Scott

The CNN Hero empowering homeless women through entrepreneurship.

The Helena Group

“No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.”

How Helena's Membership Works

The Helena Group and The Helena Brain Trust

Helena works alongside a small group of exceptional leaders throughout the year and around the world. They comprise The Helena Group and the Helena Brain Trust.

The Helena Brain Trust

Helena Brain Trust members are global experts in specific and focused domains. The Brain Trust is has no membership cap or quota, greatly broadening Helena’s knowledge base and increasing our capability to effect change.

Along with Helena Group members, Brain Trust members collaborate around the world and throughout the year to conduct a range of projects. Brain Trust members include cyber-intelligence experts, leading financiers, marine biologists, international human rights lawyers, counter-terrorism analysts, intelligence and special operations officers, historians, and more.