Background Summary
JOHN M. "JOHNNY" ADAMS
(650) 265-4969  cell (949) 922-9786
Email: JAdams -at- AgingIntervention dot org
Last update: Sept 5, 2017

My commitment is to slow and ultimately reverse age related decline for more healthy years.  I’ve been active in this since the 1970s, steadily building skills and accomplishments.  Good understanding of the science of aging, and possess many skills and problem solving abilities to support and extend the work of scientists so they can focus on science and create solutions.

CEO / Executive Director Carl I. Bourhenne Medical Research Foundation (Aging Intervention Foundation), an IRS approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  www.AgingIntervention.org

Executive Director Gerontology Research Group (GRG).  Manages Email discussion forum, web site, meetings and oversees supercentenarian (oldest humans, 110+ years) research. 

Active contributor to numerous initiatives to increase healthspan and lifespan.

Member Association of Fundraising Professionals, former member Gerontological Society of America, American Aging Association, OneOC (Accelerating Nonprofit Success). 

Early contributor to Supercentenarian Research Foundation. Co-Founder Geroscience Healthspan Forum.

Co-authored book on conventional, practical methods available today to slow the processes of aging – nutrition, exercise, behavior modification and motivation, stress reduction, proper supplementation, damage caused by improper programs, risk reduction and others. 

I enjoy the conception, design, execution and successful completion of a grand plan.

Good fundamental understanding of, and experience in the genomics of longevity (internship analyzing and curating longevity gene papers).  Biological and technical includes information technology, software development and computer programming, bioinformatics and protein informatics, online education, training programs, regulatory, clinical trials software, medical devices (CAT scanners and related), hospital electrical equipment testing program.

Broad experience  Top skills: aging solutions, administration, management, communications, writing, marketing, market research and analysis, public speaking, forging ethical win-win outcomes among stakeholders (i.e. high level "selling"), information technology (data and programming).  Knowledge in grant writing, fundraising, finance.

Interpersonal skills  Good communicator, honest, well liked, works well in teams or alone.  Real world experience collaborating in interdisciplinary teams in fast paced environments.  Uses technology to advance our shared mission.

Education:
MBA 1985 University of Southern California -- Deans List, Albert Quon Community Service Award (for volunteering with the American Longevity Association and helping an elderly lady every other week), George S. May Scholarship, CA State Fellowship.
BA psychology, psychobiology emphasis 1983 California State University Fullerton Physiological courses as well as core courses (developmental, abnormal etc).
UCLA Psychobiology 1978, one brief but fast moving and fulfilling quarter. Main interest was the electrochemical basis of consciousness. Also seminars at the NeuroPsychiatric Institute.
Other: Ongoing conferences, meetings and continuing education. Aging, computer software and information technology. Some molecular biology, biotech, bio and protein informatics, computer aided drug design, clinical medical devices, electronics, HIPAA, fundraising through the Assoc. of Fundraising Professionals.

Previous careers include:
Medical devices:  At Omnimedical in Paramount CA developed and managed quality assurance dept. and training depts. for engineers, physicians and technicians from US and many parts of the world.   Designed hospital equipment testing program for hospital services division. 

Marketing Increasing skill set and successes in virtually all phases, with valuable experience in locating people and companies with the greatest need and interest in a product or service, and sitting across the table with decision makers and working out agreements favorable to all.

Information Technology: Management, data analysis and programming in commercial and clinical trials systems, and bioinformatics and protein informatics.  As IT Director at Newport Beach, CA based technology organization, provided online software solutions for insurance and financial professionals in small to Fortune 500 size companies.  We were successful with lean team organization -- the slower moving competition was unable to create similar software systems. 

In my early 20’s I was a music therapy student (psychology and music), and musician.Interned with the intention of becoming a music therapist.  These experiences helped develop valuable skills used today to advance our shared mission of creating aging solutions.