Duncan Blair

Lakeshore Foundation
Duncan is a member of Lakeshore and of the Lakeshore board of directors. For the past 13 years, he has used exercise (lap swimming and weights) to combat the symptoms of Parkinson’s. 

Kelly Bonner, MS

NCHPAD and Lakeshore Foundation
Kelly Bonner is an Information Specialist for NCHPAD. She holds a master’s of science. in Exercise Physiology and has over 15 years working in the field. She is a wife to a person with a disability, mother, teacher, and passionate about the cause.

Jeremey Campbell

Lakeshore Foundation

Dr. Gary Edwards

United Cerebral Palsy
Dr. Gary Edwards has been Executive Director of United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Greater Birmingham for over 25 years. UCP provides a wide range of services including preschool for children with and without disabilities, early intervention services, adult day rehabilitation, supported employment, case management and Social Security Benefits management. Dr. Edwards received the 2008 Children’s Advocate Award from Child Care Resources.

Michael Fitts

UAB Lister Hill Library
Michael S. Fitts serves as Assistant Dean for User Access & Diversity at UAB Libraries. In 2001 he became the 1st African American Faculty member of the Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences. In 2015 Fitts was appointed to the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative.  In addition to his 20 + year career with UAB, he has become an advocate to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease, a condition that Mr. Fitts was diagnosed with in 2012.

Mark Hill

Lakeshore Foundation
Mark has been an active member of Lakeshore Foundation since 2005.

Betsy Hopson, MS

Children's of Alabama
Betsy Hopson has spent the past 10 years serving the spina bifida population at Children’s of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham as the Program Coordinator. Her commitment to children with spina bifida and their families has gone beyond employment and includes serving as the President of the Spina Bifida Association of Alabama and she is currently on the Professional Advisory Committee for the national association. Betsy’s background and research interests have been in chronic healthcare, transition, and case management. She has a Master’s of Science in Healthcare Administration.

Herbert Jackson

Workshops Inc.
Herbert E. Jackson, Jr. was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and a Master's in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. Mr. Jackson served 20 years as a U. S. Air Force officer. He amassed more than 2,000 flying hours and achieved the rating of Senior Navigator. Upon completion of active duty, he returned to Alabama and has worked in a variety of fields including engineering, academia, and nonprofit. Mr. Jackson was recently honored as one of UAB's "40 Engineers Making A Difference."

Kile Putman

Lakeshore Foundation
With two children with qualifying conditions Kile Putman and his family have been Lakeshore Foundation members since 2007. A former college cross-country runner and later college coach he remains actively involved in the sport as a coach and masters competitor. Since 2012 he has been the Track & Field coach for ambulatory athletes at Lakeshore Foundation. In 2013 he assumed the role of head Track & Field coach for the US Navy Wounded Warrior program. In the able-bodied world he is the founder and director of Cahaba Distance Project, a training group for competitive post-collegiate runners. He lives in Homewood with his wife Susan and children Allison, Leslie and Jody.  

Tracy Tracy, OT, MSC

Tanner Center and Foundation
Tracy Flemming Tracy, OT, MSCS, is an occupational therapist and a MS specialist certified through the CMSC serving people with MS for the past 20 years, currently at the Tanner Center for MS. Tracy is the Executive Director of the Tanner Foundation and was previously the Vice President of Programs for the NMSS Alabama- Mississippi Chapter. Tracy is a member of the Healthcare Advisory Committee with the NMSS and of the CMSC, IOMSRT, and PIT special interest group for rehabilitation professionals.

Dr. Satyanarayana Vallabhaneni

Lakeshore Foundation
Dr. Satyanarayana Rao Vallabhaneni is a retired professor in Physics and currently volunteers at Lakeshore Foundation. He is an active member in American Association of Physics Teachers and the Canadian Association of Physicists. He serves as the Chairman for the high school physics exam in Canada and as Chief Judge for the UAB Science Fair. He has previously conducted workshops for faculty members in using computers in physics labs.

Vincent Wheeler

Lakeshore Foundation
Vincent is retired after a lengthy career in the telecommunications industry.  He is married and has one daughter and one son. He has been a member of Lakeshore Foundation for a number of years and constantly impressed by its staff and the goals of this facility.  He really enjoys spending time with other Lakeshore members and learning more about their story.