J. Tobin Geatz is the Executive Chairman and founder of SportGait, Inc. who works in a leadership position to guide funding, innovation, regulatory compliance, and
Tobin has been the CEO of five private companies, Board Chairman at six firms, a board member of a publicly-traded company, and a general partner at a venture capital firm. His leadership experience produced notable exits like Supercritical Systems, Discrete Wireless, Inclinix, and several others.
Tobin has been the primary driver behind 10 patents that fundamentally changed the way chemicals were handled in the semiconductor device manufacturing industry. Tobin holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from West Virginia University.
Chris Newton is the president & CEO and founder of SportGait, Inc. who leads the company in all corporate & product strategy, operations, regulatory compliance, and sales & marketing.
Chris is an award-winning, high growth, CEO with 30 years of professional experience. As CEO, Chris has led vastly different companies in Biotech, Software, IoT, and Environmental markets by creating a myriad of products and services taking each company from pre-revenue to multimillion-dollar revenues. Along the way, he has launched six multi-million-dollar, award-winning products across diverse markets and companies, guiding development from concept to reality. Chris has also co-invented two patents.
Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in marine engineering from U.S. Merchant Academy and a master’s degree in management studies from North Carolina State University. He is a husband and father of two youth athletes.
Cecil R. Reynolds, Ph.D. is an Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology, Professor of Neuroscience, and Distinguished Research Scholar at Texas A&M University and practices forensic neuroscience in Austin Texas.
Cecil is the author of more than 45 books, he has also authored and co-authored more than 40 commercially published psychological and neuropsychological tests and has published more than 300 scholarly works. Cecil maintained a clinical practice treating trauma victims and individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury for 25 years before retiring from clinical work at the end of 2003 to extend his forensic practice and writing efforts.
Cecil has received several national awards for his work including the Lighter Witmer award from the American Psychological Association (APA) and Early Career Awards from two APA divisions. He has received the Distinguished Neuropsychologist Award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the Senior Scientist Award from the APA Division of School Psychology, and the Samuel Messick Award for Distinguished Contributions to Measurement Science from the APA Division of Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics among other awards. Cecil is a diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology, of which he is also a past president, is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology, and is also a Past President of the Board, and was a diplomate in School Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology, prior to retiring this diplomate in 2004. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, of which he is also a Past President, and is also a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice.
Cecil holds a Doctoral Degree with a major in School Psychology and minors in Statistics and Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Georgia.
As CEO at Multi-Health Systems (MHS), Hazel has the opportunity to engage in two of her passions – helping others and leveraging technology.
MHS is a leading publisher of scientifically validated assessments focused on predicting and improving human behavior.
Hazel’s education and work experience in School Psychology provided a solid foundation in understanding the importance of well-developed and validated assessments as the basis for interpreting individual behaviour and creating individual change. From understanding and leveraging strengths in the workplace, to diagnosing and treating disorders in school and clinical settings, and predicting recidivism in offenders, Hazel has been instrumental in both growing the MHS portfolio of assessments as well as leveraging technology to deliver the assessments and aid in appropriate development and intervention strategies.
Hazel is a member of the Board for the Association of Test Publishers and is an active member of the International Test Commission and has spoken to audiences around the world on a wide variety of topics including leadership development, digital assessment and the use of technology in testing.
Ken is the Chief Technology Officer who works with SportGait to lead the technical team and aid as a full-stack developer.
Ken has over a decade of expertise in technical architecture. Prior to SportGait, Ken has led the design and development of three connected health products, successfully taking them from concept to market. Ken has led in-house and remote teams to launch over two hundred web and e-commerce projects, including several cloud-based software applications.
Ken is an award-winning designer and full-stack developer for global brands. He was also the founder of a boutique design and development agency.
Lauren Fuhrer, MBA is the Chief Operating Officer who works to build and optimize process management.
Lauren has extensive experience in the development and scaling of start-up companies. She is skilled in negotiation, sourcing, process engineering, marketing, and recruiting.
Lauren holds a master’s in business administration from University of North Carolina, Wilmington.
Chris Garson is the Chief Information Security Officer who works with SportGait to lead information security and compliance.
Chris has over a decade of consulting work with large companies performing data analysis, software development, information security engineering, and network architecture.
Chris is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Chris is extremely knowledgeable in HIPAA, access control, physical security, ISO 27001, and interoperability standards such as HL7.
Chris holds bachelor’s degrees in International Business and Economics from Jacksonville University.
John Martin is Chief Financial Officer of Medical Life Holdings, a portfolio of healthcare companies with a focus on Emergency Medicine. Before joining MLH, John was previously CFO of two INC500 companies. John began his career with Deloitte in the Audit and Enterprise Risk Services practice. He graduated from Florida State University, and is a licensed CPA in Florida.
Gary Bonilla is a Puerto Rican business leader and philanthropist living in London. He has served as the chief strategic leader for several media multi-nationals, including Interpublic and Viacom.
He started his career as an investigative TV journalist. After completing the coverage of one of the deadliest hotel disasters in history, The Dupont Plaza arson, Saatchi & Saatchi tapped him to design news content strategies for the likes of Johnson & Johnson, Pepsi, and Toyota. At Saatchi, he expanded his responsibilities to media and innovation. Soon after, he launched Saatchi's regional digital offer in Latin America with Toyota as the funding client.
It marked the beginning of a career in innovation and culture design that continues to date.
Gary has helped design and build two in-house agencies for media brands, launched a successful multi-cultural strategy practice, led the global franchise strategy for Sponge Bob, and merged global FMCG businesses under one roof with his consultative approach. Most recently, he launched FastMora, a C-Level agile strategy consultancy that delivers innovation with a marketing lens. In less than three years he has engaged Boots, American Express, EY, KSA, Marpac and WPP. Gary Bonilla.
He has served as a board member of The Center in NYC, the largest LGBTQ+ center in the nation. Most recently he was the chairperson of ConPRmetidos during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Under Gary's leadership, ConPRmetidos transformed itself into one of the primary NGOs addressing sustainable economic recovery in Puerto Rico. The new ConPRmetidos grew their fundraising capability 10X, resulting in over fifteen programs already impacting the economy and the lives of Puerto Ricans. This year he founded the Boston University LatinX Alumni Leadership Council to promote opportunities for Hispanics in his Alma Mater.
Gary is cum laude graduate of Boston University's College of Communication and embodies the institution's commitment to inclusion and equal opportunity. He has been a recognized champion of inclusion from the get-go, having received the Imagen Awards twice in the US.
Gary was born and raised in San Juan. His family remains in Puerto Rico, where he visits regularly. Gary lives with his husband Rodney in the Borough of Islington.
Dr. Brown was born in Toronto Canada. However, his family moved to Miami Beach when he was 12 years old. He attended University and Medical school in Boston Massachusetts, receiving his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his neurosurgery residency training at Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes Hospital and a fellowship in vascular and skull base surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute under Robert F Spetzler M.D. Dr. Brown has practiced medicine in Wilmington since 1995 and is board certified in Neurological Surgery. He has been instrumental in bringing intraoperative navigation and robotics to the area.
A member of multiple national and local medical organizations, Dr. Brown continues to search for cutting-edge technologies for his patients. He provides state of the art surgical treatment of both brain and spinal disorders, including complex and minimally invasive procedures.
Dr. Brown is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) and is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), the North American Spine Society (NASS), the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS), and the New Hanover-Pender County Medical Society.
Dr. Mark Williams is a Physician and Emeritus Ward K. Ensminger Distinguished Professor of Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Virginia.
Mark has performed decades of research exploring the epidemiology of moving from independent living to dependency. He confirmed his hypothesis, that how we move through space is a sensitive marker of our health status, using electronic sensors to create bio kinetographs. He holds 4 US Patents on a novel way to analyze human motion to promote health and independence.
Mark is an internationally recognized expert in geriatric care, function, independence, memory loss, and ambulation difficulty. He has written 4 textbooks and served as a consultant to numerous scientific journals, private foundations, and the federal government.
Mark holds a Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill.
Dr. Robert G. Jones, formerly of Impact Orthopaedics, is an orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in sports medicine, arthroscopy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections, and joint reconstruction. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Dr. Jones graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he was a varsity track and field letterman.
Dr. Jones made the decision to pursue medicine after a pole-vaulting accident abruptly ended his athletic career. He completed his medical school education at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, and his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Having practiced orthopaedics and sports medicine in Raleigh for more than 20 years, Dr. Jones has served as the orthopaedic team physician for many high schools, colleges, and professional sporting organizations. Among them are Saint David’s School, Southeast Raleigh High School, Leesville Road High School, Campbell University, Carolina Cobras Arena Football, the North Carolina Ballet, and USA Baseball.
Currently, Dr. Jones serves as medical director of international and national track and field meets and is on the board of directors for Build the Village, Neighbor Health Center, National Scholastic Athletic Foundation and the Young Life Committee. He volunteers his medical services at the Raleigh Rescue Mission, the Salvation Army, and Urban Ministries of Wake County and has served as camp physician for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Camp Sea Gull, and Young Life.
Dr. Jones has completed numerous triathlons and marathons and is a two-time finisher of the Boston Marathon. He is actively involved in the triathlon and running community, and volunteers his expertise as a lecturer on training as well as the treatment and prevention of injuries.
Julian Keith, Ph.D. is a Professor and Chair of Psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington where he teaches courses on a broad range of topics in psychology and neuroscience.
Julian has landed grants from the National Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation, and Alzheimer’s North Carolina.
Julian is the co-director and co-founder of the MARS Memory Health Network. He is the recipient of the Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award, the Board of Trustees Teaching Excellence Award, and the 2015 UNCW Distinguished Teaching Professorship.
Julian holds a Doctoral Degree in Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Len Lecci, Ph.D. is a Professor at the University of North Carolina where he is currently a full professor and core faculty member in the Ph.D. program.
Len has published two textbooks and over 50 articles in a wide range of journals. He has also secured grant funding for his research from the National Science Foundation, Alzheimer’s North Carolina, and the American Psychological Association, and he was invited to brief congress on his research examining health fears.
Len has served as the Director of Clinical Services at MARS Memory- Health Network. He has been awarded numerous teaching awards such as the Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award, the Distinguished Teaching Professorship Award, the Board of Trustees Teaching Excellence Award, and the Board of Governor’s Teaching Award.
Len holds a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Arizona State University.
Robert J. McCaffrey Ph.D. is an emeritus professor of psychology at the University at Albany, State University of New York and is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist with an active practice with Albany Neuropsychological Associates.
Robert is the past president of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology, and currently serves as the Past President of the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the American Psychological Association, the Association of Psychological Science, the American College of Professional Neuropsychology, and the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology.
Robert is the past Editor-in-Chief of the Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology and currently (2017-present) is the Editor-in-Chief of Development Neuropsychology: An International Journal of Life-Span Issues in Neuropsychology.