NSCA Foundation Governance

Learn more about the Board of Directors and the governance behind the National Strength and Conditioning Foundation.

President | Matt S. Stock, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA

Dr. Matt S. Stock is an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida where he teaches within the Doctor of Physical Therapy program and directs the Applied Physiology Laboratory. Dr. Stock obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma. His research interests include resistance training adaptations, neuromuscular physiology, aging, and disuse. He has published over 60 original, peer-reviewed manuscripts in journals such as the European Journal of Applied Physiology, Muscle & Nerve, and Experimental Gerontology. Dr. Stock is an active member of International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, the American Physiological Society, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). In 2017, he was named the NSCA Educator of the Year. Dr. Stock worked at Texas Tech University from 2012-2016, and was awarded the university’s New Faculty Award and the Teaching Spotlight Award. He views the research process as a way to facilitate classroom learning, and enjoys spending time in the laboratory while working with students on their research projects.

Vice President | Dr. Nicole Dabbs, PhD, FNSCA

Dr. Nicole Dabbs is currently an Associate Professor at California State University, San Bernardino in the department of Kinesiology. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton. Her Ph.D. is in Kinesiology from The University of Mississippi. Her research interests include neuromuscular facilitation, adaptation, and recovery during sports performance as well as kinematics and kinetics during sport movements. She has been an active member of the NSCA since 2008 and has served as the chair of the Women’s Committee and is a member on the Membership Committee. She is a reviewer for three of NSCA’s journals, JSCR, SCJ, and NSCA’s coaching journal.

Treasurer | Chad Kerksick, PhD, ATC, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA

Dr. Chad Kerksick is an Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Director of the Center for Exercise, Nutrition and Performance at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO. His research focuses on the impact of exercise and nutritional interventions on health and performance in healthy, competitive and clinical populations in addition to studying cellular responses to resistance training. Dr. Kerksick has published over 60 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, given over 100 research presentations, authored multiple chapters, and edited two books on sports nutrition topics. In addition to serving on the Foundation Board of Directors, Dr. Kerksick serves on the Executive Council of the Nutrition, Metabolism and Body Composition Special Interest Group and was recently recognized as the State/Provincial Director of the Year by the NSCA.

Secretary | Thomas Mahoney, MEd

Tom Mahoney serves as the Superintendent at Oregon Community Unit School District in Oregon, IL. He received his Master's degree in educational leadership from Loyola University and his Education Specialist Certification from Western Illinois University. Previously Mr. Mahoney has served as a teacher, coach, strength and conditioning coordinator, and an assistant principal. Mr. Mahoney is also the President and Owner of the Leadership Academy, an organization that supports the leadership development of teachers and administrators.

Ludmila Cosio-Lima, PhD, CSCS

Dr. Ludmila Cosio-Lima, is a professor of exercise science at the University of West Florida. Her specific areas of study and research involve evaluating ways to prevent illnesses and injuries in the civilian and military population, investigating modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and identifying the response of inflammatory markers in diverse populations during exercise or diverse environmental conditions. She has published more than 60 articles and abstracts on various aspects of exercise and its effects on health. Cosio-Lima puts her research into practice: she is an USA Triathlon level II coach who currently competes in Ironman triathlons (she completed 23 triathlons during the past 16 years). She is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist from the American College of Sports Medicine and National Strength and Conditioning Association. She speaks six languages fluently. She received a bachelor’s degree in recreation administration from the University of New Mexico, and a master’s and doctorate in exercise physiology from Springfield College.

Patrick McHenry, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC

Patrick McHenry is the Director of Strength & Conditioning at Castle View High school. He designs the lifting & speed/agility programs for all the strength training classes as well as works with the school’s 23 varsity sports. Patrick has a Masters Degree is in Physical Education, emphasis Kinesiology from the University of Northern Colorado. He is a CSCS,*D and an RSCC with the National Strength & Conditioning Association. Patrick is also a Certified Club Coach with USA Weightlifting. In 2003, Patrick was the regional Strength Coach of the Year for American Football Monthly, in 2005 was the NSCA High School Strength Coach of the year, and in 2006 received the Editorial Excellent Award from the Strength and Conditioning Journal. Patrick received the 2010 Strength of America Award from the President’s Council on Fitness. He has presented at state, national and international conferences, and has published in books, journals, manuals, and videos.

Korrey Hammond, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, RSCC*D

Korrey Hammond is currently the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Fort Valley State University. In the role as strength coach, he designs and implements programs for all 11 sports teams. Additionally, has consulted for various organizations including Albany State University, UPS, Peach State Health Plan and Albany Technical College. He holds various certifications including instructor certifications form USA Track and Field (USATF) and the American Red Cross. Within over 20 years of coaching, his diverse list of athletes includes D1 All Americans, D2 All Americans, NFL, NBA, CFL, USA Track and Field, Arena Football and NPC Bodybuilding. He is a member of the NSCA Diversity Committee Advisory, Track and Field SIG, and NSCA Georgia Advisory Board.

Foundation Director

Carissa Gump

Carissa Gump has previously worked for the U.S. Olympic Committee and most recently the past 6 years with USA Weightlifting as their Associate Executive Director for Business & Development and serving as the USA Weightlifting Foundation Executive Director. Her experience includes management of fundraising, sponsorship, marketing, events, communications, digital media, and membership management. Gump is a 2008 Olympian in the sport of weightlifting, an American Record holder, National Champion, Pan American Champion, All-American World Team member and New England Weightlifting Hall of Fame member. Carissa holds an B.S. in Business with an Emphasis in Sport Management from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and an M.P.A. in Non Profit Management from Keller Graduate School of Management.

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes are provided here for each board meeting of the National Strength and Conditioning Foundation Board of Directors. 

Message from the President

Read a message from the current National Strength and Conditioning Foundation board president.

Past Board Leadership

Founded in 2007 with the aim of supporting the advancement of strength and conditioning practical applications, the NSCA Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to providing funding to the NSCA members taking part in educational and research endeavors. Here is a list of the Foundation's past leadership.

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    January  2007   
    President Joe Weir Secretary/Treasurer Lee Brown
    Vice President Larry Weiss NSCA Board Liaison Lee Brown
    July 2007   
    President Joe Weir Secretary/Treasurer Lee Brown
    Vice President Larry Weiss NSCA Board Liaison Carlos Santana
    July 2008   
    President Joe Weir Secretary/Treasurer Lee Brown
    Vice President Larry Weiss NSCA Board Liaison Carlos Santana
    July 2009   
    President Lee Brown Secretary/Treasurer Joan Eckerson
    VP/BOD liaison Jeff Stout    
    July 2010   
    President Lee Brown Secretary/Treasurer Joan Eckerson
    VP/BOD liaison Jeff Stout Member Jill Bush
    July 2011   
    President Lee Brown Secretary/Treasurer Joan Eckerson
    Vice President Jill Bush NSCA Board Liaison Steve Fleck
    June 2012   
    President Lee Brown Secretary/Treasurer Joan Eckerson
    VP BOD Liaison Jill Bush    
    July 2012   
    President Joan Eckerson Secretary/Treasurer Jared Coburn
    VP/BOD liaison Jill Bush    
    August 2012   
    President/Secretary Joan Eckerson    
    VP/Treasurer/BOD liaison Todd Miller    
    October 2012   
    President/Secretary Joan Eckerson Member Tammy Evetovich
    VP/Treasurer/BOD liaison Todd Miller Member Brian Schilling
    Public Member John Wingender    
    February 2013   
    President Joan Eckerson Public Member Brian Schilling
    VP/Treasurer/BOD liaison Todd Miller NSCA Board Liaison John Wingender
    Secretary Tammy Evetovich    
    July 2013   
    President Joan Eckerson Public Member John Wingender
    Vice President Brian Schilling NSCA Board Liaison Todd Miller
    Secretary/Treasurer Tammy Evetovich    
    July 2014   
    President Tammy Evetovich Public Member John Wingender
    Vice President Brian Schilling NSCA Board Liaison Todd Miller
    Secretary/Treasurer Chad Kerksick    
    July 2015   
    President Tammy Evetovich Public Member John Wingender
    Vice President Chad Kerksick NSCA Board Liaison Todd Miller
    Secretary/Treasurer Brian Schilling    
    July 2016   
    President Tammy Evetovich Public Member Tom Mahoney
    Vice President Brian Schilling NSCA Board Liaison David Szymanski
    Secretary/Treasurer Chad Kerksick    
    January 2017   
    President Brian Schilling NSCA Board Liaison David Szymanski
    VP/Secretary/Treasurer Chad Kerksick Member Korrey Hammond
    Public Member Tom Mahoney    
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