Vancouver, BC, July 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (VANCOUVER, BC) – The appointment of four new members to the Praxis Spinal Cord Institute board of directors is bringing welcome experience in finance, governance, community, and health care to the board.
Health care research leader Sean Gjos, technology finance expert Peter Guo, business leader Jauvonne Kitto, and financial executive Harbir Toor will join the 10 current members of the board. Together they exemplify our unique Praxis model and strengthen our impact, which is based not only on partnership but also engagement with people living with spinal cord injury. At Praxis, our impact is strengthened through unique, consumer-engaged programs that support the advancement of creative ideas. This engagement is essential for setting priorities in research and innovation that reflect the needs of people who have spinal cord injury. This ensures our work is relevant and will have a significant impact on quality of life later on.
UCLA Magazine, Summer 2004
On March 3, 1999, Anderson School classmates Sean Gjos, Eric Eisner and Ralph Vogel were playing for UCLA’s club team in a national-championship ice-hockey tournament – the first time that the Bruins had made it into the postseason.
The game in Salt Lake City, Utah, had barely gotten under way when Gjos M.B.A. ’99 went shoulder-to-shoulder against a player from Life University, a small college in Marietta, Ga. As they raced for the puck, a body check knocked the 6-foot-1-inch Gjos off balance and sent him crashing into the boards. A moment later he was down on the ice.
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