NCM Leadership

Elected members govern the Society for the Neural Control of Movement. These members comprise the Board of Directors who in turn elect Officers that comprise the Executive Committee. The Society’s Bylaws govern how the Board manages the Society. Officers and Board members are elected for three-year terms and may be re-elected to one additional contiguous term. The current Board comprises the following Officers and Directors.

NCM Officers

NCM’s Officers consist of a President and Conference Chair, a Vice-President and Program Chair, a Secretary/Treasurer, and an Academic Development Chair. Our current Officers are as follows.

Lee Miller, PhD

President & Conference Chair

Lee Miller is the Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience in the Departments of Physiology, Physical Medicine and Rehab, and Biomedical Engineering at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Evanston, Illinois. He currently serves as the President of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement and is the Chair for current and upcoming meetings.

Adrian Haith

Vice-President & Program Chair

Adrian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore Maryland.  Adrian currently serves as the Vice President of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement and is the Program Chair for current and upcoming meetings.

Rachael Seidler


Rachael Seidler is a Professor of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology at the University of Florida.  Rachael  currently serves as the Treasurer/Secretary for the Society for the Neural Control of Movement and handles NCM membership matters.


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Kazuhiko Seki

Development Officer

Kazuhiko Seki is the director of the Department of Neurophysiology of the National Center of Neurology & Psychology in Japan. He currently serves as the Development Officer for the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, taking the lead on trainee development opportunities, sponsorship, sponsor support, advertising opportunities and scholarship applications.

NCM Directors

NCM Directors participate in ongoing Society affairs such as reviewing submitted content, serving as session monitors and promoting the Society and its meetings. Below is a list of our current Directors.

Term: 2020 – 2023

Juan Alvaro Gallego
Imperial College London, GBR

Andrea d’Avella
Universita degli Studi di Messina, ITA

Joseph Galea
University of Birmingham, GBR

Gelsy Torres
University of Pittsburgh, USA




Term: 2021 – 2024

Neeraj Gandhi
University of Pittsburgh, USA

Friedl de Groote
KU Leuven, BEL

Wilsaan Joiner
University of California, Davis, USA

Jennifer Semrau
University of Delaware, USA

Term: 2022 – 2025

Megan Carey
Champalimaud Center of the Unknown, PRT

Sam McDougle
Yale University, USA

Hans (Hansjörg) Scherberger
German Primate Center, GER

Aaron Wong
Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, USA

Susan Coltman – Trainee Board Member (2022 – 2024)
University of Colorado Denver, USA