Debra J. Rose, PhD, FNAK is a professor in the Kinesiology Department and director of the Institute of Gerontology and award-winning Center for Successful Aging at California State University, Fullerton. She also serves as one of two co-directors of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence established in 2005 with funding from the Archstone Foundation. Internationally recognized for her work in senior living, Dr. Debbie Rose is the pioneer behind the Bwell & Balanced, Bwell & Mobile, and Bwell & Move programs. Her research in the area of fall risk reduction in the elderly has been published in numerous peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Rob Winningham, PhD has over 20 years of experience researching human memory and has largely focused on older adults and ways to enhance their mental functioning and quality of life. He received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Baylor University. He has trained thousands of professionals to offer high quality cognitive rehabilitation and therapy programs. Dr. Winningham has been invited to given well over 1000 invited presentations about memory and aging at various conferences and workshops.
Mike Studer,PT,MHS,NCS,CEEAA,CWT,CSST has been board-certified as a Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy since 1995 and has been designated a Certified Exercise Expert in the Aging Adult (CEEAA) by the Academy of Geriatric PT since 2011. Mike has served as the Vice-president of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy of the APTA and has been the chair and vice-chair of several special interest groups at the national level in each of the Academies of Neurologic and Geriatric PT, including Balance and Falls, Stroke, and the Practice Committee in neurology. He was awarded the 2011 Clinician of the Year by the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – a section of the American Physical Therapy Association – and in 2014 the same award by the Academy of Geriatric PT – the first to receive this national distinction from each entity.