Founder and Director: Peggy Trueblood
Dr. Trueblood is Department Chair and Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at California State University, Fresno (Fresno State). She received her PhD at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Physiological Sciences. She has taught and conducted research in the area of neuroscience for over 30 years. Dr. Trueblood has a Masters in Kinesiology from UCLA and a Masters in Physical Therapy with a Specialty Certificate for Evaluation and Treatment of Neurological Disorders from the University of Southern California. She also holds a specialty certificate for evaluation and treatment of vestibular disorders. She has been a clinician since 1979 with an emphasis in neuro- rehab for balance and gait disorders.
Dr. Trueblood is the founder and director of the Gait, Balance, and Mobility Research and Education Center at Fresno State where graduate physical therapy students develop skills in the evaluation and treatment of persons with balance and gait disorders. She also performs clinical research in the area of balance and gait retraining for persons with neurological and non-neurological balance disorders. She is currently working on developing an interdisciplinary post-concussion management program at Fresno State.
Dr. Trueblood has been involved in the development and implementation of a fall prevention program for underserved seniors in the central valley for the last 20 years and is the Director of the San Joaquin Central Valley Fall Prevention Coalition SAFE (Senior Awareness & Fall Education) (www.safecvc.org) “To reduce falls among older adults by raising awareness, establishing a network of services and advocating on their behalf."
Dr. Trueblood has presented her work both nationally and internationally. She also continues to teach clinicians in the profession of physical therapy and gives numerous lectures to the community each year.
Dr. Trueblood also enjoys traveling and has been involved in the development of an interdisciplinary study abroad program during the summer for students in the College of Health and Human Services. In addition to traveling, she enjoys spending time in the mountains or on the beach with friends and family.
Chair: Jenna Johal
Jenna Johal joined San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital in 2009 after nearly ten years in financial planning. At San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital her role as a marketing associate entails business development, strategic planning, marketing and sales from Modesto to Riverdale. Since coming to SJVRH, she has served on the hospital employee appreciation committee, Fresno Chamber and initiatives for outpatient development. Her professional career outside of acute care marketing includes marketing strategies and fundraising for non-profit organizations such as Hmong Cancer Coalition, American Heart Association, UCP, MS Society, Arthritis Foundation, National Limb Loss Association and SAFE. An important aspect of her life is family -- her husband and her two beautiful daughters. She spends her evenings and weekends as a SOCCER MOM!
Vice Chair: Jennifer Roos
Bio coming soon.
Education Chair: Vacant
Marketing Chair: Vacant
Fundraising Chair: Tish Davis
Tish Davis, MBA and her husband, Eddie Davis, BSW, MBA, founded Auspice In Home Care & Transportation in 2009. Tish is passionate about caring for seniors and their families in our community. She is dedicated to helping them find the necessary resources available to them. Every year she coordinates a caregiver conference as well as several educational seminars throughout the community. When she is not helping her clients and community, she loves spending time with her family including 5 fur kids and friends.
Representative at Large: Vacant
SAFE Coordinator: Vacant