Who We Are

Review Boards

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation’s grantmaking decisions are guided by rigorous peer-review. The Foundation recruits leading researchers, clinicians and other community advocates to serve on its various Review Boards. Representing a wide range of expertise in the field, Review Board members are actively involved in the grant review process; they advise the Neilsen Foundation staff and Board of Directors on the merit of each proposal, submit funding recommendations and offer general guidance to the staff on optimization of grant application materials.

While the Foundation’s Board of Directors determines the final funding outcome of all grant applications, Review Board members provide invaluable guidance and recommendations to support the mission of the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation.

Creating Opportunity & Independence (CO&I)

Suzy Kim, MD
Darrell Musick, PT
Trish Oba, MA
Jeff Rosenbluth, MD
Marilyn Smith 
Paul Tobin, LMSW
Cheryl Vines, MS

Psychosocial Research (PSR)

Charles Bombardier, PhD
Susan Charlifue, PhD, FACRM
Timothy R. Elliott, PhD, ABPP
Allen W. Heinemann, PhD
Denise G. Tate, PhD, ABPP, FACRM
Dalton Wolfe, PhD

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowships (SCIMF)

William Bockneck, MD
Amie McLain, MD
Adam Stein, MD

Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum (SCIRTS)

Armin Blesch, PhD
Ona Bloom, PhD
Edelle Field-Fote, PT, PhD
Karim Fouad, PhD
David Gater, MD, PhD
James W. Grau, PhD
Warren M. Grill, PhD
Shawn Hochman, PhD
Dena Howland, PhD
Steven Kirshblum, MD
John (Jack) Martin, PhD
Phillip Popovich, PhD
Alexander Rabchevsky, PhD
Binhai Zheng, PhD