SPI BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Stephan Tucker, PE, MBA
Mr. Tucker received his first Bachelor's degree from Morehouse College in Religion and additional studies in engineering. He went on to earn a second Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cal State Northridge and later earned his MBA from Pepperdine University.
He then began his professional career in the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) where he has played key roles in programs such as the Capital Improvement Program. He later was promoted to manage the Project and Construction Management Section and was responsible for delivering a multi-billion dollar capital program with an execution rate in the high 90%. Following this he became the Director of Corporate Program Management and most recently was promoted to the rank of Assistant General Manager of LADAWP.
In addition to his regular duties, Stephan has been a leader in the engineering recruitment efforts for LADWP and has recently taken on the challenge of recruiting students from some of the nation's top Historically Black Colleges and Universities. For this and many of his other efforts during his career, Stephan was recently awarded the "Trailblazer Award" by the Los Angeles Association of Black Personnel.
Dr. Fred Davis,MD
Dr. Fred Davis chose to become a physician primarily because of his own athletic endeavors in both high school and college and has used that same commitment to excellence in his practice of medicine.
His practice involves taking care of members of all ages with numerous musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.
Dr. Davis believes life is a balance of spirituality, family, career, and fitness (physical, mental, and emotional), and tries to pursue this balance in what seems to be a smaller and smaller number of minutes in the day. "If one of these areas is consistently neglected, the others will invariably suffer. So my 'job' is to make certain that they are all areas managed well, and I place priority time where it is needed. Staying active is critical, and between family activities, golf, and weight training, I manage to stay fit."
Dr. Clea Tucker, DPT, PT
Chief Operations Officer, Director of Performance Medicine
Dr. Tucker has an extensive background in both sports and entertainment medicine locally and internationally. Her love for both the arts and sciences has been a constant source of inspiration and guide in her professional and personal pursuits. With this in mind, she earned both a BA in Communication (Film/TV) and a BS in Athletic Training/Exercise Science from The University of Tampa.
Dr. Tucker has since pursued graduate and continuing professional studies in movement science, neuroscience, performing arts medicine, emergency response specific to entertainment and sports, and much more. She earned her terminal degree of Doctor of Physical Therapy from Azusa Pacific University.
She is extremely passionate about giving back and developing programs that have at their core this in mind.
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Ms. Kaszandra Owens, MA
Co-Owner, Board Secretary
Ms. Kaszandra B Owens pursued her graduate studies at Fuller Theological Seminary where she earned a Master of Arts Degree in Theology with an emphasis in Youth Ministries. It was a combination of both the Theology and Psychology Programs. She has since worked as a Youth Counselor and Marriage and Family counselor for many years and in various industries.
Ms. Owens has also had an extensive background as a business woman and owned various businesses nationally and internationally in industries such as language academia and insurance, to name a few.
Most recently, Ms. Owens has taught Spanish at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) for the past 10 years. Now having recently retired from the university she continues to practice her love for guiding, instructing and inspiring students via online platforms.
Dr. Jasmine Tilghman, Ph.D.
Board Member, Director Of Performance Psychology
Dr. Jasmine Tilghman, Ph.D. (Dr. Jas) is a Licensed Psychologist and completed her bachelors, masters, and PhD at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She completed her doctoral internship at Colorado State University and her postdoctoral residency at the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Jas has worked with MusiCares through the Grammy Foundation, co-facilitated a substance recovery group, organized a substance abuse panel of entertainers who are in recovery, been the in-house psychological consultant for a band development camp of musicians, ran performance and de-stress groups, provided consultation to entertainment lawyers, and provided community outreach to theatre and dance departments. She has presented at national conferences about counseling performers. Dr. Jas is also a Senior Staff Psychologist at the University of California - Irvine serving as the liaison to the Clare Trevor School for the Arts where she consults and works with creative performers.
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Dr. Kathryn Kumagai-Shimamura
PT, DPT, NCS, OCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT
Kathy Kumagai Shimamura is a practicing physical therapist located in Southern California. She is board certified as a clinical specialist in both Neurology and Orthpaedics with extensive clinical experience in both neurologic and orthopaedic rehabilitation in a variety of settings ranging from acute rehabilitation to outpatient and transitional living centers.
She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. She received her BS in Health Science/Physical Therapy in 1989 from California State University Northridge. She received her MS and post-professional DPT in Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy in 2000 and 2001 respectively from the University of Southern California.
She is currently an Associate Professor at Azusa Pacific University in the Department of Physical Therapy. She completed the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Orthpaedic Physical Therapy Residency in 1996 and has remained involved in the Southern California Kaiser Permanente programs as clinical faculty. For the past decade she has taught continuing education courses on Movement Analysis, Motor Learning, Spine and Shoulder Rehabilitation as part of the curriculum for the Southern California Kaiser Permanente Movement Science Fellowship, Spine Fellowship and Manual Therapy Fellowship. She is currently a certified DNS practioner and assisting instructor. She continues to be involved in the development of programs focusing on movement based therapeutic approaches and is serving as a contributing author for the APTA clinical practice guideline team responsible for establishing the CPG for Post Concussion Rehabilitation.
Dr. Kelly Cohn Morgan, ND
Dr. Kelly Morgan is a licensed, board-certified Naturopathic Doctor.
After earning her undergraduate degree from UCLA she followed her
passion for health and wellness to Seattle, WA where she received her
doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University, one of the
world's leading centers in natural health sciences.
As a top runner on the UCLA Track and Cross-Country teams, Dr.
Morgan learned first-hand the importance of nutrition and lifestyle
factors on her health and athletic performance. Throughout her
collegiate running career, she realized that demanding much more
from your body than what you give back to it results in injury and
illness. This awareness inspired her to educate others on how to
improve their health through an understanding of their body and its
ability to function optimally given the right foundation.
Dr. Morgan is dedicated to helping her patients discover their own
true path to healing and create a lifestyle that will enable them to
reach their full health potential. In her naturopathic practice, she
integrates the clinical and diagnostic tools of conventional medicine
with natural therapies including diet and lifestyle modification,
botanical medicine, homeopathy, nutritional supplementation and
Dr. Morgan is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic
Physicians (AANP) and California Naturopathic Doctors Association