Staff

Chris Nowinski, Ph.D.
Co-Founder, CEO

Chris Nowinski, Ph.D., is co-founder and CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, a non-profit organization leading the fight against concussions and CTE and dedicated to improving the lives of tho...

Robert Cantu, M.D.
Co-Founder, Medical Director

Currently Dr. Cantu’s professional responsibilities include those of Medical Director and Director of Clinical Research, Dr. Robert ...

Tyler Maland
Chief Impact Officer

Tyler Maland leads strategy and execution on all programs and communications for the Concussion Legacy Foundation. During his six years at CLF, Tyler has played a key role in building programs...

Lisa McHale
Director of Legacy Family Relations

Lisa McHale graduated from Cornell University, where she met her husband, Tom McHale, an All-American Defensive End for the Big Red. They m...

Brandon Drummond
Director of Digital Strategy

Brandon Drummond joined the Concussion Legacy Foundation in March 2019 after spending the previous two years with Kepler Group, a digital marketing agency. Most recently, he worked as an Optimizati...

Julia Manning
Communications Manager

Julia Manning joined the Concussion Legacy Foundation team in September 2018 after spending six years in broadcast journalism. Most recently, Julia worked as the 10PM producer at the CBS affiliate ...

Kelly Dean
Development and Operations Manager

Kelly Dean joined the Concussion Legacy Foundation team in June 2016. As Development and Operations Manager, she manages planning and execution of CLF events, including the Concussion Legacy Gala a...

Brandon Boyd
Education Content Manager

Brandon Boyd joined the Concussion Legacy Foundation in July of 2017. He manages the CLF Media Project, the first and only concussion educa...

Michael Burke
Program Manager

Michael Burke manages the Concussion Legacy Foundation's national concussion awareness program, Team Up Speak Up, and contributes to the ...

Joe Cain
Development Manager

Joe is responsible for database management, donor outreach, and development support for the Concussion Legacy Foundation. He joined the team as a development coordinator in July 2019 after holding ...

Grant Sheppard
Patient Services Coordinator

Grant Sheppard joined the Concussion Legacy Foundation as the Patient Services Coordinator in October of 2020. Grant’s work focuses on the CLF HelpLine and the CLF Mentorshi...

Morgan Hicks
Development Coordinator

Morgan joined the Concussion Legacy Foundation as the Development Coordinator in January of 2021. A lifelong soccer player and self-proclaimed 'fangirl' of the US Women's National Team, she first h...

Nicholas Paik
Digital Content Coordinator

Nicholas Paik joined the Concussion Legacy Foundation as Digital Content Coordinator in April 2021. He comes from a marketing & communications background, and has had experience working at non-...

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