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Our Board Of Directors

Robert Span

Volunteer Director
Mr. Span has had a distinguished career as a trial lawyer specializing in business and employment cases. He is a 1971 graduate of the Yale Law School, and received his AB Degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from Dartmouth College in 1967. Mr. Span has represented clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to individuals in many areas of litigation, including antitrust, aviation, contract, employment, regulated industries, securities, intellectual property and unfair competition. Mr. Span has served as President of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and President of the Santa Monica Bar Association.Currently, he is Board Vice-Chair of Los Angeles Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Chrisandra Shufelt, MD, MS,

Volunteer Director
She is Associate Director of the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and director of the Women's Hormone and Menopause Program. Dr. Shufelt is a women's health expert, is board certified in internal medicine with advanced training in preventive cardiology and women's health, and is a member of the American College of Physicians, among numerous organizations and medical associations. She is also a sought-after community speaker, and has been published in the Journal of The American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Journal, and many others. Dr. Shufelt earned her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Irvine and her medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC).

Drew Plotkin

Chairperson of Global Mobility
Mr. Plotkin is a Principal and Creative Director at
LAUNCH DRTV a full-service infomercial production company and direct response marketing agency.Mr. Plotkin has extensive international development and philanthropic volunteer experience, as well as knowledge of global wheelchair and mobility issues.

Cathy Mulholland OTR/L

Volunteer Director
She is the Principal at Pacific Rehab, headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Ms. Mulholland is a leading Occupational Therapist and wheelchair seating specialist. Besides teaching seating and positioning across the U.S. and internationally, Mulholland spends much of her time as an advocate for the disabled. Ms. Mulholland is a USC graduate and has extensive international volunteer experience, as well as knowledge of international disability-related needs and mobility issues in developing countries. Angela Rockwood started modeling at the age of 17, later becoming a fitness instructor, a martial artist
and ultimately, acting with roles in The Fast and the Furious and the television series V.I.P. As the result of an automobile accident in 2001, Angela was diagnosed as a c4 quadriplegic. When Angela awoke
from surgery, she was given a 3 to 5 % chance of regaining any movement from the neck down. In 2003, she was the third American to undergo a pioneering stem cell surgery in Portugal, which allowed her
to operate a manual wheelchair. Today, Angela is an active passionate advocate and spokesperson, working as an Ambassador for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the Paralysis ResourceCenter, Ti-Lite Wheelchairs and also works as a model for Target and Nordstrom. Recently, she created, produced and stars in the Sundance Channel's, ''Critic's Choice Awards'', Best Reality series Push Girls. The show follows the lives of five women living with paralysis while cultivating their friendship as they undertake everyday life.

Mayra Fornos

Volunteer Director
For more than 18 years, the Fornos Law Firm has been considered
a leading Los Angeles plaintiffs' law firm. It has been representing and advocating for people who have sustained catastrophic life-altering injuries, as well as for those who are or who have been discriminated
against because of their disability. Ms. Fornos has been a recognized leader and board member of various organizations that work to provide support and resources to the disabled community and to protect the legal rights of people who have sustained serious catastrophic, life-altering injuries. Ms.Fornos has been honored as one of the "Best Lawyers of America, 2011", received the Ed Roberts Independent Living Award from the Dayle McIntosh Center in 2010 and was the Westside Women's Network 2010 Woman of the Year. Barbara Krieg DeWitt has been involved in disability advocacy since 2002, when she first joined the Board of Directors of the Disability Rights Legal Center (then known as the Western Law Center For Disability Rights). Prior to relocating to Hawaii in 2006 with her husband, Nick DeWitt, Barbara worked as a labor and employment attorney in Southern California. Her practice included disability rights litigation and advice. Barbara is currently the Director of Human Resources Development for the State of Hawaii, leading a staff of human resources professionals responsible for delivering personnel services, including disability accommodations and advice, to the State's 14,500 Executive Branch employees. Although her primary residence is in Hawaii, Barbara remains committed to actively supporting the mission of Global Mobility and is proud to serve on its Board of Directors.

Neil Frame

Secretary for Global Mobility
He is the retired former Vice President of Procurement & Logistics for Operation USA, a 501c3 organization that helps communities alleviate the effects of disasters, disease and endemic poverty throughout the world by providing privately-funded relief, reconstruction, and development aid. Operation USA is currently providing Global Mobility free warehousing and staff support in their Port of Los Angeles logistics facility.