United Spinal Association’s Leaders are dedicated to advancing the organization’s principles
and goals and to achieving the highest level of service to the spinal cord injury community.

David C. CooperDavid C. Cooper
Chairman of the Board
United Spinal Association

David C. Cooper is president and CEO of Media Solutions, Inc. a full-service publishing and marketing media company. Among the company’s portfolio are two industry-leading, BPA Worldwide-audited trade publications, their associated web and digital media platforms, and a robust custom publishing arm.
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James WeismanJames Weisman
President & CEO
United Spinal Association

For 35 years James Weisman has advocated for the rights of people with disabilities including helping craft the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Mr. Weisman is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).
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David C. Cooper – Chairman of the Board
Patrick W. Maher – Vice Chairman of the Board
Denise A. McQuade – Secretary
Martin Young – Treasurer
James Weisman – President & CEO

Board of Directors

Tom AiellioTom Aiello
President of March Marketing, LLC.

BallMarty Ball
Vice President of Sales, TiLite (retired)

Darren BrehmDarren Brehm
Senior Director, Direct Materials Procurement
Dairy Farmers of America

Ronald W. DrachRonald W. Drach
Drach Consulting, LLC

David C. CooperDavid C. Cooper
President and CEO of Media Solutions, Inc.

EarwoodJaneen Earwood, PT
Director of Rehabilitation Services, American Senior Communities

FaustTeresa Fausti
Public Relations, Corporate Communications and Branding Executive

Gretchen Fox

Gretchen Fox, MS, OTR
Business Development Manager, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Indianapolis, MD.

Lex Frieden
Lex Frieden
Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Professor of Rehabilitation, University of Texas
Professor of Rehabilitation; Baylor College of Medicine


Andy Hicks, ATP, SMS
Owner, Complex Rehab Technology Education, LLC

Carmen Jones

Carmen D. Jones
CEO/President of Solutions Marketing Group

Gary Karp

Gary Karp
Internationally recognized public speaker, corporate trainer, author, and editor.

Rafferty Laredo

Rafferty Laredo, OTR, MA
President & CEO
United Spinal Association of Houston


Pat Maher
Director of Civic Engagement, SPR Consulting


Denise McQuade
Public Information Coordinator, Paratransit Division, MTA New York City Transit

Ronnie Ellen Raymond

Ronnie Ellen Raymond
Advocacy for the Disabled-UJA Disability Awareness Task Force, the Jewish Museum, Taxis for All Campaign, Concerts in Motion

Martin Young

Martin Young
IBM Executive Sales (retired)


Len Zandrow
Partner, Brister & Zandrow