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Margaret Goodman MD | President/Board Chairman

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Las Vegas, Nevada neurologist, Dr. Margaret Goodman’s first experience in unarmed combat sports came when she was asked to perform a neurological consultation in 1993 on a high-profile boxer whose bout was canceled the night of the fight due to dizziness. She has remained a strong advocate for fighter health and safety ever since. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Dr. Goodman grew up in Southern California. She received a B.A. from University of California at Los Angeles in 1975, a M.D from Chicago Medical School in 1984, completed an Internal Medicine internship and a residency in Neurology in a combined program through the West Los Angeles VA and UCLA in 1988. Moving to Las Vegas in 1988, she began private practice in Neurology, with emphasis on headache management, where she is head of the Headache Center of Southern Nevada....

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Don Catlin MD/ Scientific Advisor

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in Bios | Comments Off on Don Catlin MD/ Scientific Advisor

For more than a quarter of a century, Dr. Don Catlin has been at the forefront of the global battle against the use of performance enhancing drugs.  Don H. Catlin, M.D. attended Yale University and received his M.D. from the University of Rochester.  His professional interests are clinical pharmacology, sport drug testing, and endocrinology.  He founded and directed for 25 years the largest sport testing laboratory in the world – UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory. The laboratory performed the testing for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City.  Clients of the lab include the US Olympic Committee the NCAA, the NFL, Minor League Baseball and many more.  He is a member of the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee. Dr. Catlin also serves as Professor Emeritus of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at the UCLA David...

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Ryan Connolly | Chief Legal Counsel / Client Relations

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Ryan Connolly serves as Chief Legal Counsel and Client Relations to VADA, bringing a wealth of experience in anti-doping matters. Mr. Connolly formerly served as Business Director of the world’s largest laboratory dedicated to scientific testing, research, and method development in the field of performance-enhancing athletic drug use. He later founded a successful organization, Banned Substances Control Group, that specializes in certifying dietary supplements to be free of substances banned by athletic organizations. Mr. Connolly currently serves as legal counsel and adviser to numerous organizations in the anti-doping and dietary supplement industries. Mr. Connolly received his Juris Doctorate from the UCLA School of Law. While there, he published an award-winning article analyzing the scientific and political complexities surrounding anti-doping jurisprudence. Mr. Connolly practiced for years at a prominent Los Angeles law firm, specializing in commercial litigation. Mr. Connolly received...

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Angela Silva, DC | Secretary / Treasurer

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Dr. Angela Silva is the founder of Physical Medicine Associates of Naperville, Illinois. PMA is a multi-disciplinary clinic, consisting of diverse and specialized physicians providing a unique focus to patient care. Her group of Medical and Chiropractic physicians at PMA has established an innovative and multi-faceted approach to providing well-rounded, innovative and effective care. Sports performance is a primary area of focus. Personal rehab and sports performance programs are designed to help athletes stay at the top of their game, developing speed and power to take their performance to higher levels, or return to pre-injury form. As a chiropractic physician and graduate of National University of Health Sciences, Dr. Silva has focused on result driven natural solutions to achieve physiological balance that improves wellness and sports performance. Her ultimate objective is to strengthen individuals in order for them to...

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Deborah K. Stout | Board

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Deborah Stout was promoted to partnership status of Stout Management Company in 1980, and became the sole owner and CEO upon its purchase from Mark Stout in 1989.  Under Deborah’s direct leadership, Stout Management Company has more than tripled its portfolio and employee base to become one of the most respected property management firms in Nevada. Deborah K. Stout, a life-long resident of Las Vegas, has provided the Nevada multi-housing industry with unparalleled receivership solutions.  As a principal Broker, she has access to extensive real estate resources and databases and has achieved a strong reputation as your “go to real estate advisor” on complex real estate matters. Deborah has successfully aided lenders and banks throughout the expansive foreclosure process. Due to her ability to provide the courts with accurate information on a timely basis Ms. Stout has also developed...

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Robert Cantu, MD | Board

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Clinical Professor, Department of Neurosurgery; Co-Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA Chief of Neurosurgery Service; Chairman, Department of Surgery; Director of Sports Medicine, Emerson Hospital, Concord, MA Co-Director, Neurologic Sports Injury Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA Currently Dr. Cantu’s professional responsibilities include those of Clinical Professor Department of Neurosurgery and Co-Director Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; Founding member and Chairman Medical Advisory Board Sports Legacy Institute, Waltham, MA; Adjunct Professor Exercise and Sport Science and Medical Director National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; Co-Director, Neurologic Sports Injury Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Chief of Neurosurgery Service, Chairman Department of Surgery, and Director of Sports Medicine at Emerson Hospital in Concord,...

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