Staff

Chris Nowinski, PhD
Co-Founder & CEO, CLF

Chris Nowinski, PhD, 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 those...

Robert Cantu, MD
Co-Founder, Medical Director

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

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...

Julia Manning
Senior Director, Communications & Programs

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 ...

Samantha Bureau, PhD
Director of Programs

Samantha Bureau, PhD joined the Concussion Legacy Foundation team in December 2021, following nearly five years with the Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada where she most recently acted as the Ass...

Brandon Drummond
Director of Digital Strategy & Operations

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...

Brandon Boyd
Education Programs 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
Patient Programs Manager

Michael Burke joined the Concussion Legacy Foundation in January 2017. Michael manages CLF's patient services, including the CLF HelpLine, peer support programs, and co...

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 ...

Scott Wert
Military Program Manager

Scott Wert joined the Concussion Legacy Foundation in December, 2021. Before joining CLF, Scott served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1999-2019. During his military career, Scott served in various l...

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...

Doria Josma
Development Coordinator

Doria is a fraternal twin who was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She is passionate about arts and culture, social justice, youth development, and girls/women empowerment. Doria received her bache...

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-...

Rachael Perkins
Social Media Coordinator

Rachael Perkins joined the Concussion Legacy Foundation in March of 2022. She manages CLF’s social media platforms and projects. Prior to joining CLF, Rachael graduated from the University of Alaba...

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...

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