Joe Jackson Foundation, Inc.
Todd Jackson is currently employed with the Intel Corporation as an Equipment Development Engineer in Lithography. Todd has worked with several companies to gained his experience in organizational development and leadership along with his engineering background. Prior to joining Intel, Todd served in the United States Air Force and was employed by Union Pacific Railroad.
Todd has served as a board member and on executive boards for several non-profit organizations. He has served in the capacity of vice president and president of Desert Dance Theatre for several years and Assistance for Independent Living.
Todd earned an Associate in Applied Science from the Community College of the Air Force in Aerospace and Tarrant County Junior College in Electronics, Bachelor of Science in Business Management and M.B.A in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix. When not working at Intel, Todd enjoys playing sports, presenting a national program called “Choices” to a number of 9th graders throughout the southeast valley, officiating high school basketball, tutoring at a ‘at risk school’ and is a motivational speaker to local high schools students and engineering camps for under resourced children.
Joe Jackson Foundation, Inc.
Joe Jackson is a student at ASU pursuing a degree in engineering and the co-founder of the Joe Jackson Foundation. He is the spokesman for Saguaro Scuba, specializing in adaptive scuba starting in 2016. He has been a Barrow Connector at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix since 2009, and peer mentors newly injured patients with spinal cord injuries. Joe is a dedicated rugby player for the Phoenix Heat at the Ability360 Sports and Fitness Center, who were National Champions in 2014 & 2015.
Eugenia Echols Gardner,PHD
Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Eugenia R. Gardner founded Communis PR in 2013. Eugenia has more than 15 years of strong public affairs, marketing, fund development, communications planning, program evaluation, market analysis, government affairs, and positioning expertise. Her experience includes developing branding campaigns, multimedia communications, and marketing plans that meet the unique needs of nonprofit and emerging entrepreneurial business clients.
Eugenia is active in her local community, serving on numerous boards and committees that support military families and undeserved youth. She likes yoga and taking long walks with her husband and their two dogs, Hunter and Chase.
JOHANNA M. PANIAGUA (“Jody”)
VAMC Jefferson Barracks,
SCI/D Wheelchair Seating Clinic
SCI Specialist St. Louis VAMC
Johanna is an ’88 graduate of MacMurray College where she earned a BS in Physical Education and in 1992 graduated from St. Louis University with a BS in Physical Therapy. Ms. Paniagua has spent her entire career focusing on the rehabilitation of civilians and veterans with SCI through her private sector and VAMC clinical work in hospital, outpatient and community settings from New Orleans, LA, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, AZ and now St. Louis, MO. She continues her commitment to improving the delivery of health care service through being a clinical educator, teaching and sharing SCI experience and knowledge in local Universities. Johanna also works as an insurance reviewer for therapy services and medical equipment for Centene, a provider for health plans and management to over 12 million members in 28 states. Outside of clinical practice, Ms. Paniagua continues her quest for making the lives of those with SCI fulfilling and exciting. She has been involved in officiating national wheelchair sports and the classification of adaptive athletes in since 1992. Ms. Paniagua is co-founder of Lifewaters, an adaptive SCUBA diving program dedicated to the training of veteran and civilian divers with SCI’s, neurological disorders and amputations.
Spinal Cord Injury Specialist
President Tina Fisk Occupational Therapy PLLC
Tina is a ’86 graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Occupational Therapy. She has spent her career specializing in the areas of spinal cord injuries and brain injury survivors. Her work experience has been in multiple settings including acute care, clinic and hospital-based rehab, outpatient and home and community environments with facilities throughout the United States. She has been providing therapy in the home and community for Rehab Without Walls, Vocational Rehab, and Independent Living Rehab Services since 2003.
Tina educates others on SCI at conferences, health and wellness fairs, expo booths and local rehab facilities in addition to being an adjunct professor at a local college. She has served on the board of directors for the Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association. She assisted with the development of the first Spinal Cord Injury Wellness Clinic in Arizona. She is the chairperson and co-founder of Camp With A Ramp which is an annual statewide 3 day camp for those living with SCI and diseases that fosters empowerment, independence, mentoring and personal growth while exploring a variety of accessible sports and recreational activities. She has received awards for most energetic and dedicated therapist, star clinician, and disability advocacy.
Tina has been active in the community and volunteers with several adaptive sports programs such as snow skiing, waterskiing, quad rugby, over the line softball, fishing, golf, scuba diving and basketball. She is a prior team player on the Phoenix Mercury wheelchair basketball team. She is knowledgeable in community resources and is passionate and dedicated to improving the quality of life of others and those living with SCI and diseases.