Stuart L. Brown
Stuart Brown, founder of the National Institute for Play, is the newest member of the board having joined the team of industry experts in 2011. Brown has extensive medical background holding the titles of a medical doctor, psychiatrist and clinical researcher. Throughout his clinical career, he specifically focused on the importance of play within the human life cycle and explored the evolution of human and animal play. Brown has served as clinical director and chief of psychiatry at San Diego’s Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in addition to teaching numerous courses on psychiatry and play at various universities. Brown has produced a three-part PBS series and contributed to over 30 publications in the last 40 years, further demonstrating his dedication to the play industry.