Down with Dystonia Leadership

The people that lead Down with Dystonia come from different backgrounds but all share a common career path that leads them toward helping others. As a group, they are well-informed by varied personal, medical, and professional experience.

Devin McClernan | Founder

In 1998, at the age of 13, Devin was diagnosed with Dystonia. A straight-A student, athletic and happy youngster, no one would have expected the onset of this neurological condition. How he has picked up the pieces and remade himself is remarkable. After undergoing Deep Brain Stimulation at UCSF, Devin was able to regain control of his destiny and graduated with a B.A. in Film & Electronic Arts from California State University, Long Beach.

Doctor Allan Wu | Board

Dr. Wu is a leading investigative neurologist based in Los Angeles. Currently, he is the Assistant Professor in the UCLA Division of Movement Disorders and an Associate Director of the Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center TMS Laboratory. He uses more than 25 years of industry knowledge and his acute research skills to solve complex medical problems, discovering alternate treatments that change the lives of patients and their families worldwide.

Rick Tell | Board

Rick is an accomplished business executive and manufacturing expert. He now provides senior-level consultation to non-profits and start-ups and serves on the board for Meals on Wheels West. Previously, Rick founded and managed RT Marketing; a global licensing, branding, marketing, and merchandise firm. He’s also served as VP and GM at Centis/20th Century Products, and holds six U.S. Patents.

Doctor Kevin Hutton | Board

Kevin is a decorated emergency physician executive in the medical transport industry and has been invited to speak internationally on the subject. He is also a practicing emergency physician, an adjunct professor at the U. of Utah, and the Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Golden Hour Data Systems, Inc. He’s advised Japan in the financing of their HEM-Net, air medical network, and the Chinese Red Cross on the Integration of tertiary critical care systems using medevac services.

Doctor Adrienne Keener | Board

Dr. Adrienne Keener is a neurologist in Los Angeles, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. She received her medical degree from Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Gary McClernan | Board

Gary McClernan, CMA, MBA, served over 35 years in corporate finance and accounting, primarily in manufacturing and distribution companies. His resume includes many notable companies, including TRW, Avnet Electronics, USC, Deloitte and Touche, PowerBar, Nestle, Birkenstock, Shannon Ridge Winery and Far Niente Winery.

Jim Yuransky | Arts Advisory Council

An artist since the age of five, Jim earned a degree in Material Science and developed computer chips for Kyocera until 1999. In 1995, he created a new style of art, balanced between the material, technological, and virtual worlds that co-exist in America called Zedism. In 2000 he launched Ego id Media, a creative marketing, design, and printing company. He opened Zedism Gallery in 2006 and founded the School of Zedism shortly thereafter to teach his style.