President of the Board
Brenda is an educator with 30 years of experience in teaching elementary through college levels. She was founded a computer consulting firm that specialized in technical documentation, instructional design and training with corporate and government clients. As a former athlete, she has special interest in bone growth in adolescent athletes and the effects of cancer on bone mass.
Doug spent over three decades as a Senior Executive at the Procter & Gamble Company. He is experienced in customer business development with large, complex national accounts such as Barilla, Chiquita, Amgen, Gallo, Fresh Express, and Johnson & Johnson. He delivers on core values of leadership, problem solving, and team building skills, along with consistently delivering on stretch objectives. Doug co-founded the California Hispanic Osteoporosis Foundation. He also served two consecutive terms as the Chairman of the Corporate Advisory Board for the California Medical Association Foundation. Doug holds a BS in Marketing and an MBA in Marketing and Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento.
Kathleen M. Cody is the Executive Director of American Bone Health and the Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education. Kathleen brings over 35 years of executive management experience to the challenges surrounding the public education of osteoporosis. With a passion for individual engagement and empowerment, she works with scientists and researchers to provide easy to use and understand tools and resources for the public. She has assembled coalitions of individuals and agencies to address important bone health issues such as creating a National Awareness Campaign for Older Women and developing the Athletic and Performance Energy Deficit Initiative. Most recently, Kathleen is embarking on projects to improve osteoporosis awareness and outreach in the Chinese and Latino communities.
Kathleen received her BA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and is an honors graduate of the University of San Francisco’s Executive MBA program.
Gina is a certified personal trainer with a strong background in the physical sciences and a passion for working with older adults. She modifies exercise programs for people with low bone density, poor posture, and balance conditions. She teaches at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula and is certified in the Stanford Chronic Disease Self Management Course.
Mike is an entrepreneur, consultant and philanthropist. He founded Innovative Orthopedic Solutions that distributes implants and technologies to orthopaedic surgeons for their patients. Mike has a wealth of knowledge and experience with the orthopedic community that support our public education efforts. Mike received his degree in exercise biology with an emphasis in biomechanics from UC Davis and has worked with both Stryker and Orthofix.
Secretary of the Board
John is an entrepreneur with a keen interest in bone health stemming from his mother’s diagnosis of osteoporosis. Dr. Jaquish created a medical device to place loads on the skeleton to improve bone strength without the risk of injury. He completed his doctorate in biomedical engineering research at Rushmore University. He has seven patents for his developments as well as 236 international patents in 46 countries.
Beth has a 20 year career as a registered nurse and after undergoing a hip replacement, she began using Pilates as a form of low impact exercise for strength and flexibility training. She is now a Practitioner of Pilates for Rehabilitation having seen the positive impact that Pilates can have on individuals with knee and hip issues both in pre-habilitation and post-operative rehabilitation. She is the author of Pilates for Hip and Knee Syndromes and Arthroplasties and is a national and international speaker on a variety of health topics.
Treasurer of the Board
Julie is an operational and marketing executive with over 25 years in technology and consumer products. She has held executive positions for a number of Fortune 100 companies. Julie has significant experience in strategic planning, turnarounds, operational efficiencies, supply chain management, customer service, strategic sourcing, brand management, social media and marketing strategies. She earned a BS from University of California at Davis.
Shelley is an educator with 30 years of experience in California and her home state of Missouri. Her professional background, interest in health, love of volunteering, and desire to give back to the community were instrumental in helping the organization train and launch its national Peer Educator network. Shelley vets every volunteer and ensures that the programs meet high standards for both content and execution.
Kathy is the Education Specialist for the Healthy Bones Program at Southern California Kaiser Permanente. With a nursing background, BA in healthcare management, MA in gerontology, and a doctorate in education, Kathy brings innovative ideas on consumer education. In addition to receiving a number of awards for her work, Kathy is a frequent lecturer on bone health and osteoporosis prevention and has published a number of articles on osteoporosis disease management.