The Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration Association is pleased to announce that Mr. Henry Cisneros will serve as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Cisneros embodies the spirit of community and brings a personal interest in expanding the mission of  raising awareness, education of medical professionals and advancing research of frontal lobe disorders.

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     Henry Cisneros co-founded CityView in 2000 and currently serves as the firm’s chairman. He also sits on each of CityView’s Investment Committees. In 1981, Cisneros became the first Hispanic-American mayor of a major U.S. city, San Antonio, Texas, where he was subsequently elected to four terms. In 1992, President Clinton appointed Cisneros to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”). After leaving HUD in 1997, Cisneros became president and chief operating officer of Univision Communications, the Spanish-language broadcaster. Cisneros currently serves on Univision’s board of directors. He has served as president of the National League of Cities and as deputy chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He is currently a member of the advisory boards of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Broad Foundation, and was honored by the National Housing Conference as the “Housing Person of the Year”. Cisneros is a graduate of Texas A&M and holds a Masters degree from the Kennedy School at Harvard and a Doctorate from George Washington University.



The Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration Association is dedicated to its mission; To raise awareness, educate medical professionals, and advance research of FTD and related neurological disorders.

FTLDA is working toward their mission goals by:

  • * Providing speakers to raise awareness.

  • * Coordinating neuroscientists to participate in Grand Rounds to educate medical professionals.

  • * Facilitating the donation of brain tissue, and essential fluids with families with loved ones with FTD directly to FTD specific laboratories for the advancement of research.


     FTLDA is acting in response to the National Institute of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Conference: Alzheimer’s Disease- Related Dementias, Research Challenges and Opportunities

     Recommendation: Establish an international network of FTD cohorts and collect clinical, genetic, and biomarker data in a centralized database/coordinating center.  read more

     FTLDA also encourages high school students in San Antonio, Houston and the south Texas region who are interested in neuroscience to participate in the South Texas Brain Bee. The STBB is an official chapter of the International Brain Bee.