Members

HONORARY AMBASSADOR

Dawn Gibbons

Former First Lady of Nevada Dawn Gibbons

BOARD MEMBERS

Debbie Pinjuv

Debbie Pinjuv - Board Member

Debbie Pinjuv is the Executive Director of the Healing Moves Foundation.  She founded the Healing Moves nonprofit organization in an effort to help people with health challenges improve their quality of life through physical activity.  Debbie experienced firsthand the healing power of exercise while battling progressive liver failure and eventually undergoing a lifesaving liver transplant.  (Read more about Debbie’s story.)
Debbie holds a Master’s degree in Counseling and Educational Psychology.  In 1998, she founded a nonprofit organization called The Transplant Network to help transplant patients in the State of Nevada.  She has been the Executive Director of The Transplant Network since its inception.  Prior to working with The Transplant Network, Debbie was a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice, specializing in helping people faced with catastrophic illness.


Bill Duvall

Bill Duvall - Board Member

Bill Duvall is a member of the Board of Directors of the Healing Moves Foundation.  He is the owner of Pyramid CrossFit in Reno, Nevada.  Bill is a physical fitness professional and personal trainer.  He holds an ACE (American Council on Exercise) certification.  He is also certified in Russian Kettlebells and Functional Movement.  He has many years of experience working with people involving a wide range of sports, such as mixed martial arts, boxing, and basketball.  Bill has helped many people who have health challenges and finds that helping this special population very rewarding.  His experience and advice on physical activity for the health challenged is invaluable to our organization.

John Pinjuv

John Pinjuv - Board Member

John Pinjuv is a member of the Board of Directors of the Healing Moves Foundation.  He is the President and Managing Director of Avison Young, Western Alliance Commercial Inc, a business specializing in commercial real estate services.  He has been an active member of Nevada’s business community for over 30 years.  John has also served on the Board of Directors of Northern Nevada Bank and The Transplant Network.

 

Carol Krucoff, RYT

The Healing Moves Foundation is honored to welcome Carol Krucoff, RYT to our Advisory Board of Directors. Carol is an award-winning journalist and fitness expert. She is the founding editor of the Health Section of The Washington Post, where her nationally syndicated column, Bodyworks, appeared for twelve years. Carol and Mitchell are the authors of “Healing Moves.” Carol’s new book “Healing Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Pain” has just been released this May 2010.  She is a yoga therapist at Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, North Carolina.

Mitchell Krucoff, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.C.C.P.

The Healing Moves Foundation is honored to welcome Mitchell Krucoff, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.C.C.P.to our Advisory Board of Directors. Mitchell is Professor of Medicine/Cardiology and an Interventional Cardiologist at Duke University Medical Center. He is internationally recognized for his pioneering research in many areas, including complementary therapies in patients with heart disease, computer-assisted heart monitoring and new modalities of coronary revascularization. His clinical trials include patients and hospitals in five continents, and he lectures globally on these and related topics. Mitchell is the distinguished author of over 100 publications in the cardiology literature and book chapters in medical texts. Mitchell and Carol Krucoff are the authors of “Healing Moves.”


OUR TEAM

Bonnie Dodson

The Healing Moves Foundation is honored to have Bonnie Dodson join our team. She has over 12 years of experience in the personal training industry. She is a versatile trainer with multiple skill-sets. Her specific specialty skills include post-rehab, chronic injuries, weight loss, functional training-injury prevention as well as female athletic training. (Bonnie herself is a former division-1 vollyball player.) Bonnie’s qualifications include a BS in Exercise Physiology with a minor in nutrition. She holds national certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Jason Johnson

The Healing Moves Foundation welcomes Jason Johnson to our team. Jason has been a personal trainer for 13 years, receiving his certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is also an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant. Jason received his Bachelors degree in Kinesiology- Exercise Science as well as receiving a Strength and Conditioning certificate from California State University-Sacramento. Jason received his Master’s degree in Human Movement from A.T. Still University.  He is the manager at Anytime Fitness in Spanish Springs in northern Nevada.

 

Lisa Castaneda

The Healing Moves Foundation welcomes Lisa Castaneda to our team. Lisa is a 9 year veteran in the fitness industry. She provides one on one personal training, group training and pilates instruction (individual and group). She holds a national certificate through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and is also a certified Reformer Pilates instructor. From weight loss to pilates to post-rehab, Lisa prides herself on taking a sincere interest in each one of her clients.


Kristen Koski

Kristen Koski

Kristen Koski is a valued member of the Healing Moves Foundation. She holds a B.S. degree in Exercise Science and Physical Education. She has a M.Ed. in Secondary Education – Curriculum and Instruction. Kristen has a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certification, as well as an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certification. She is a physical fitness professional, personal trainer and the group fitness manager at Double Diamond Athletic Club in Reno, Nevada. Kristen also has experience with special populations, holding certifications in specialties such as exercising during pregnancy, among many others.

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS:

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
ACSM Advocacy Coalition for Physical Activity
Activity and Health Policy Network (AHPN)
Center for Adaptive Riding
Digestive Health Associates
Healthy People 2020
Nevada Diabetes Association
Pink Ribbon Program
PPE Coalition for Youth Sports Health and Safety
The Transplant Network
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)
US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)




 

CORPORATE SPONSORS:

Avison Young
Airport Road Self Storage

First Independent BankSouth Reno Athletic Club

Empower Consulting Group

 

Pyramid CrossFit & Conditioning
Saint Mary's Center for Health & Fitness

 

 

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