Board of Directors

Bob Wold

Bob Wold

Executive Director

Bob is 65 years old and together with his wife Mary, of 46 years. have raised 4 children and are currently the proud grandparents of 9. He was diagnosed with Cluster Headaches approximately 40 years ago which eventually lead to his founding Clusterbusters, Inc. in 2002. 

While raising his family, Bob spent 25 years as a youth sports coach for both boys and girls and spent several years as the President of one of the largest and most successful youth baseball leagues in the state of Illinois. Bob and his family also owned and operated a sports memorabilia store for many years in his home town of Lombard, Illinois.

Bob worked as a mechanical engineer and his accomplishments in that field include designs used in ICBM guidance systems, early versions of ATM machine mechanisms and the first soft serve ice cream machine for McDonald’s.

Many of his designs are still in use today. Bob eventually moved on to a family run construction business and continues today working full time in the construction industry. 

In addition to his work as founder and President with Clusterbusters Inc., Bob sits on the Executive Board of AHDA (the Alliance for Headache Disorder Advocacy) and was one of the founding board members of AHMA (the American Headache and Migraine Association). Additionally, Bob is proud to serve many other positions within headache disorder advocacy groups including the National Headache Foundation’s Patient Advisory Council, the Eli Lilly Patient Advisory Board and the governance committee of CHAMP.
Bob’s work and accomplishments within the headache community include legislative initiatives and organizing events for the patient community and medical professionals in Washington DC. Among these successful issues have been the adoption of legislation, increased research funding, testifying before the FDA for additional treatment options and the formation of a training manual for SAMHSA.

Since the founding of Clusterbusters, the organization has grown to the largest cluster headache support and advocacy non-profit organization in the U.S. Bob’s work with Clusterbusters has included research projects carried out at institutions such as Harvard, Yale and the University of West Georgia in the United States, McGill University in Montreal Canada and Hannover Medical School in Hannover Germany. 

Clusterbusters brings awareness and understanding of cluster headaches through such projects such as two National Geographic documentaries, magazine articles as well as TV, radio, newsprint and web based news outlets. Their education initiatives include regional patient meetings and highlighted by their annual patient conference. The 2019 conference will be their 14th and it’s annual growth continues to make it the largest gathering of cluster headache patients, caregivers and professionals in the world. 

Ainslie Course

Ainslie Course

Board Member

Ainslie Course joined the Board of Directors at Clusterbusters, Inc in January 2020. Her involvement in the organization began some 20 years ago when she had exhausted all pharmaceutical options on medication and treatments. She has known Bob Wold since Clusterbusters was in its infancy and attended her first conference in Chicago in 2015. Her duties as a board member include raising the profile of Clusterbusters in the UK and Europe. The main aim is to eventually be able to have Clusterbusters host a UK/European conference.

Mrs. Course also manages the social media pages for Clusterbusters on Facebook and Twitter, posting updates on studies, research programs, and responding to direct messages, emails, and inquiries. She has experienced episodic cluster headaches for nearly 35 years and comes from a medical background. She was a specialist nurse in the area of oral and maxillofacial surgery for many years and now runs a small online business. Mrs. Course is honored to be a board member and a part of an amazing team of individuals who are dedicated to improving the lives of cluster headache patients and their caregivers.

Eileen Brewer

Eileen Brewer

President

Eileen is an event coordinator and advocate for those living with headache diseases. It was her event experience that brought her to Clusterbusters and the conference coordinator, but she later joined the board and is passionate about serving this inspirational community. In addition to Clusterbusters, Eileen is the Director of Special Events for the Coalition for Headache and Migraine Patients, Director of Migraine Community Groups, sits on the National Headache Foundation’s Patient Leadership Council, and is a moderator for Move Against Migraine.

As a wife and mother of two, Mrs. Brewer balances her life in the headache community with various personal commitments, including sitting as the President of a preschool, leading a Girl Scout troop, and managing several real estate investment properties. Eileen has devoted herself over the years to many volunteer opportunities including local and national political initiatives, and event planning and advocacy for local charities. 

Andrew Cleminshaw

Andrew Cleminshaw

Treasurer

Andrew Cleminshaw is the current Treasurer of Clusterbusters, Inc. He has experienced chronic cluster headaches for 17 years, beginning at the age of 12. After several years of searching for answers and an effective treatment, Andrew found Clusterbusters who gave him a new outlook on life and access to information about cluster headaches he didn’t have from his treating neurologist.

Mr. Cleminshaw has more than five years of experience in banking and financial management, making him an excellent addition to the Clusterbusters Board of Directors as Treasurer. He has served on the board since 2018 and has a special interest in pediatric cluster headaches as he’s been treatment refractory since the age of 12.

Mark Massullo

Mark Massullo

Board Member

Mark has had episodic cluster headaches since 1986, when he experienced his first attack at age 25. Over the next 30 years, he received limited relief by way of traditionally prescribed medications. Increasingly discouraged over ineffective treatments and their damaging side effects, a determined internet search led him to Clusterbusters in 2016. Since then, he has discontinued use of prescription medications while advocating for raising awareness of the condition, increased funding for research, and alternative treatment options. A licensed mental health professional since 1995, Mark maintains a private practice in Chicago, offering psychoanalysis and psychotherapy to individuals and groups.
Todd Pittard

Todd Pittard

Board Member

Todd attended Furman University on a football scholarship, and graduated in 1995, with a BA in Accounting. Todd is currently the general manager of Charles Pittard and Company, a real estate investment company, focusing on property management. He is also the co-founder of 2funguys.com, a mushroom company focusing on log grown mushrooms, specifically shiitake and oyster mushrooms. 2funguys gives 10% of profits to Clusterbusters. To date, 2funguys have been able to donate over $15,000 to Clusterbusters. Todd never dreamed of starting a mushroom company, but life had other plans, so here he is today.

Todd was diagnosed with episodic cluster headaches in 2004 – six years after his first attack. After a rough hit, he knew there had to be a better way to treat these headaches other than the current pharmaceutical treatment plan his doctor had prescribed. He began to research cluster headaches online, which led him to Clusterbusters. He joined Clusterbusters immediately and began to read everything on the message board. He talked over all the options with his parents and they all agreed it was worth a try to give mushrooms a shot. He busted for the first time in 2010, and with continued busts throughout the years, has been virtually pain-free. He has attended every Clusterbusters conference since 2011 – the conferences where he has met many of his now closest friends.

Todd has also volunteered and participated in Headache on the Hill twice. Headache on the Hill is a lobbing event held every year. The group of participants lobby their congressional representatives for advancements in the treatments and therapies of cluster headaches and migraines. Todd is proud to have participated in this event, and hopes to be able to attend in the future, and continue to contribute in helping make changes within the system.

To say Clusterbusters saved his life is not an understatement. Therefore, Todd joined the board in 2020, and is eager to lend any and all of his talents to help advance the Clusterbusters mission. Todd currently resides in Brookhaven, Georgia with Brittin (wife), Leroy (dog), Turbo Taco (cat) and their girls (the hens).

Medical Advisory Board

Medical Advisory Board

Clusterbusters, Inc. is developing a medical advisory board thanks to our working relationships with educational institutions including Yale University, University of West Georgia, and Havard Medical School.

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