"Doc" is the creator of Finnegan's Challenge. He is a 50+ year leader, educator and coach. He has spent the last 30 years leading athletic departments (ETSU, VCU) and creating innovative educational experiences, most recently rolling out the ETSU doctoral program in Global Sport Leadership in 2017. Doc is committed to building a unique platform that can help many people navigate a new life path when facing adversity.
He is the Co-Founder of the For Our Kids Project and Connected Media.
Jim has spent the last 25 years focused on marketing, technology and content creation leveraging creativity as a competitive advantage. He loves disruptive ideas, helping bring them to market and driving impactful results for innovative brands.
He is the Co-Founder of the For Our Kids Project and Connected Media with Dr. Sander.
Claire has spent the last 20 years working with people to achieve their goals. She is a successful, well-respected relationship builder and team leader working in the talent acquisition industry for a Fortune 500 brand.
Finnegan's sister and most avid supporter.
"Fonzy" loves to dance, draw and play with her friends. She is a very empathetic, compassionate sister that looks out for her brother at all times. She wants to contribute to the mission of FC so she is going to create drawings, paintings, jewelry and apparel to sell to support Finnegan's Challenge.
A long-time leader, educator and administrator in higher education, she currently leads the strategic direction of the Bon Secours College of Nursing focused on student success and retention and the student experience. Previously, she was instrumental in building the successful Sport Leadership program at VCU.
For the past 20 years, Justin has built a career in the learning and development space. He specializes in the facilitation of sales process and leadership development. Currently he works for Anthem, Inc. serving a sales strategic partner, supporting leaders and sales associates across 14 markets.
Serves as the Director of the Center of Excellence in Early Childhood Learning and Development. Dr. Hale is recognized as a leader in the development of early childhood systems and has been involved in a national initiative Transforming Early Childhood Community Systems (TECCS)which was developed to match school readiness solutions with the unique needs of families.
A professor and chair of pediatrics at the Quillen College of Medicine at ETSU. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina College of Medicine and completed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She currently serves at Medical Director, Niswonger Children Hospital Resource Center.
Nationally recognized brand strategist and innovative professor who currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer for the ETSU Research corporation. Industry wide experience with positions on the agency, client, research, marketing tech, and education side of media/marketing world.
Experienced ESG strategist and retired Fortune 500 Executive Team Member, SVP, Chief Legal and Sustainability Officer and Corporate Secretary with a demonstrated history of working in highly complex sectors. Skilled in Connecting, Collaborating, Interdisciplinary Problem Solving, Strategy Development, Crisis Management, M&A, Litigation Management, Public/Private partnerships, ESG.
An inaugural member of the ETSU Board of Trustees Latimer currently serves as the Chair of the board. She holds active medical licenses in both Tennessee and Virginia and is a College of American Pathologists Fellow as well as an American Society of Clinical Pathologists Fellow. A board-certified anatomic and clinical pathologist, Latimer received her medical degree from ETSU’s Quillen College of Medicine and also completed her pathology residency through ETSU.