Dr. Phil Haydon

President, Chairman of the Board

Phil Haydon is the Annetta and Gustav Grisard Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at Tufts University School of Medicine. During the next 3 preparatory years Phil will be sailing in the Massachusetts Bay area, raising funds for the Sail4Epilepsy project, and commencing epilepsy outreach to inspire others with epilepsy to overcome their challenges.
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Roy Greenwald

Board Member

Roy Greenwald is a life-long sailor who grew up plying the waters of Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island. Sailing and racing primarily with his wife, Gail, they have sailed their Valiant 42, Cordelia, over 50,000 miles. Roy has published several articles in Blue Water Sailing magazine and is a past commodore of the Blue Water Sailing Club. He is presently a committee member with the Bermuda 1-2 race organization.
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Francis Shiman-Hackett

Board Member

Francis Shiman-Hackett grew up racing 420s in Marblehead, MA, and continues to drive, navigate, and trim on everything from Viper 640s to an 80′ Maxi. He has raced throughout the US and Caribbean as navigator, helmsman, and trimmer for Newport-Bermuda, Chicago-Mac, and hundreds of coastal distance races.
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Joe Cooper (Coop)


Phil and Joe Cooper first met in 2016 as Phil was preparing to sail in the Bermuda 1-2 race. Since then they have worked closely together: Coop has been helping Phil in boat modifications to enhance his current race boat for offshore sailing. Coop brings a breadth of extensive experience to the Sail4Epilepsy program that will be invaluable in boat and crew preparations, as well as in support during the voyage.
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