Concussions are a rising problem in contact sports all over the world. With sports like ice hockey, baseball and football being of high popularity in the USA, StopConcussions strives to shed some light on the issue.
Kerry played ice hockey in Germany professionally for more than 10 years. Throughout that timeframe, he suffered 2 documented concussions, which led to him founding StopConcussions.
Director of Logistics
Toni has been a member of the team for more than 10 years. As director of logistics, she organizes all StopConcussion events.
Jami’s daughter suffered a life-changing concussion in October 2011, and since that time, Jami has become an avid concussion advocate. She is the voice behind social media’s “Concussion Mom”, and an avid activist when it comes to promoting concussion education and awareness. She has written a chapter for StopConcussion’s bestselling book, “Concussed! Sports-Related Head Injuries: Prevention, Coping and Real Stories”, has been featured in many newspaper and magazine articles, was a guest on the popular “Beyond the Cheers” radio show, is an ambassador for the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, consults on return-to-learn protocols, serves on the advisory board for Brain in Play, and speaks publicly about concussions and concussion management. Prior to her role at StopConcussions, she was a partner in an Executive Search firm, and a Systems Engineer. She attended the University of Vermont, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Salem State University.
Jonathan Marks is a partner in the Risk business unit and is the national leader of the fraud, ethics, and anti-corruption services and solutions at Crowe Horwath LLP. In his role, with his expert-level experience, Marks advises domestic and international engagement teams and clients on anti-fraud, fraud (which includes bribery and corruption), corporate governance, business practices, ethics, risk management, compliance, internal audit, and internal control matters. He also works closely with and provides training to boards and senior management.
Prior to joining Crowe, Marks was co-owner of a national consulting practice where he directed the firm’s fraud, SEC, technical accounting, governance, internal audit, risk management, quality assurance review, and education/training practices. The practice was merged into Crowe on July 1, 2007. He began his career at Coopers & Lybrand and has more than 26 years of experience.
He regularly teaches and is a well-known and highly regarded speaker. Marks has published many articles, several white and point-of-view papers on accounting, governance, risk management, fraud, and compliance, in many cases before the topics developed into issues of general concern and/or received regulatory attention. Jonathan also gives back to the community and serves on many committees and not-for-profit boards.