Founder and Director: Peggy Trueblood
Dr. Peggy Trueblood is a Professor and Department Chair for the Department of Physical Therapy. She joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 1994. She received her Doctorate at the University of California, Los Angeles in Neurophysiology. She has taught and conducted research in the area of neuroscience for over 25 years. Dr. Trueblood also 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 has a certificate in the evaluation and treatment of vestibular disorders and 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 Center at Fresno State where graduate physical therapy students develop skills in the evaluation and treatment of persons with balance and gait disorders. She performs clinical research in the area of balance and gait retraining for persons with neurological and non-neurological balance disorders. Most recently, her research has been in the area of fall prevention for older adults with balance and gait problems.
Dr. Trueblood is a faculty member for the FallproofÔ Balance and Mobility Specialist Instructor Certification Training Program operated by the Center for Successful Aging at California State University, Fullerton. In addition to her accomplishments in the area of research, Dr. Trueblood was the facilitator for a joint doctoral program with UCSF in 2006 and currently is leading the department in the implementation of a 3 year independent post-baccalaureate Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). She teaches graduate level courses in the physical therapy master’s and doctoral degree programs. She also continues to teach clinicians in the profession of physical therapy and gives numerous lectures to the community each year. She has served this university in many capacities and received the CSUF Provost Award for Faculty Service in 2003.
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
More information about Jennifer Roos is coming soon.
Education Chair: TBD
Marketing Chair: Walt Robinson
Fundraising Chair: Eddie Davis and Tish Davis
Representative at Large: TBD