BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Executive OFFICERS


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Vice-President & COO: Lindsay Backiev, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Backiev had a fifteen-year-long professional career as a dancer, educator, and choreographer prior to graduating from the University of Southern California (USC) Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Originally hailing from the east coast, Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Modern Dance Performance from The University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA) and has extensive training in Classical Pilates and Vinyasa yoga. During her seven-year tenure in Chicago, IL, she a was Teaching Artist with Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE), bringing performing arts to Chicago Public Schools through collaboration with classroom teachers and fellow artists. She recently spearheaded a dance-specific injury screening for pre-professional dance majors in collaboration between USC University Park Campus Physical Therapy Associates and USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Dr. Backiev believes education and prevention should be the hallmarks of future healthcare, cornerstones of Movement Alliance, Inc.'s mission. In her spare time she enjoys dancing, riding her bike, hiking, and playing Frisbee on the beach.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO): Kendra Breunling, DPT, CSCS
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

A California native, Dr. Breunling earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC). She earned her Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Sciences from Loyola Marymount University (LMU) where she first cultivated her interest in rehabilitation and preventative care. Although she had personal experience with physical therapy in high school from overuse injuries, it was her time at LMU where her passion for the profession grew. Before starting at USC, Dr. Breunling was an aide at two outpatient orthopedic clinics: one with a focus on fitness and wellness, the other geared towards women's health. Additional experience includes interning for LMU's Ergonomics and Wellness Specialist and working as an independent personal trainer for a range of populations. She is honored to be a part of the Movement Alliance, Inc. team, where she believes its focus on preventative care and holistic health and wellness can improve the lives of many. She is an avid beach volleyball player, and enjoys hiking with her fiancé and practicing yoga.
 

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President & CEO: Alex Goldenring, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Goldenring achieved his B.A. from UC Santa Cruz in Anthropology graduating cum laude. He then pursued and earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Southern California's Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. He has a passion for public health, prevention, and community outreach. These passions combined with physical therapy and colleague collaboration formed the initial vision and mission of Movement Alliance. Analytic skills and movement analysis are his clinical strengths, but his drive to improve the lives of those around him through movement-based education inspired his dream to make physical therapy knowledge available to the general public. Dr. Goldenring has experience leading outreach campaigns and community organizing. He played ice hockey at a high level and became a National Champion short-track speed skater in 2007 while training with Olympic athletes and coaches in Lakewood, CA. In his leisure, you can find him enjoying yoga, meditation, the surf/snow, or a stringed instrument.
 

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Director of Development (DOD): Daniel Salinas, DPT, MPH
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Public Health

Dr. Salinas has been driven in his professional and personal life by a sense of social justice and community service. He first entered the healthcare system working as a Spanish language translator and interpreter with the state health department in Tuscaloosa, AL. He completed his Master of Public Health in Health Policy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with an interest in increasing efficient, value-based care for people of all socioeconomic levels. Recognizing the value and impact of movement-based therapy, Dr. Salinas pursued a career in physical therapy and completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California in May 2018. Daniel's interest and participation in Movement Alliance, Inc. is due to its core mission of increasing health education, improving health awareness, and connecting community stakeholders with physical therapists. Daniel enjoys hiking, soccer, Alabama football, and finding new podcasts. 


 


FOUNDERS COMMITTEE


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Fieldwork Chair: Andrea Alsalahat, DPT, CSCS, EMR
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Emergency Medical Responder

Dr. Alsalahat earned her Bachelor of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology with a specialization in Exercise Physiology from the University of Florida. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and Emergency Medical Responder. Dr. Alsalahat earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC). She has an extensive background in sports playing softball, basketball, and soccer throughout high school. She was a collegiate athlete at the University of Florida where she won two Club Softball National Championships. Dr. Alsalahat has used her passion for sports to give back to her local community as a youth fitness coach for elementary and middle schools across Gainesville, FL, as well as currently serving as head coach of USC's club softball team. Her goal is to prevent athletic injuries in the pediatric sports population by empowering youth coaches and parents with the necessary tools and information. In her free time, she enjoys playing softball, listening to music, avidly supporting the United States Women's National Soccer Team, and cheering on the Florida Gators

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Marketing Chair: Savannah Baker, DPT, MS
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Science

Dr. Baker completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Southern California. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health Science from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and completed her Master of Medical Anatomy while at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Movement analysis is her passion in physical therapy, and she is now finding a way to combine that love with prevention by joining Movement Alliance, Inc.  Her intention is to empower as many communities as possible with the knowledge necessary to stay healthy. Her primary enthusiasm is in empowering long distance runners to prevent injuries by finding the source of incorrect movement patterns resulting from recurrent injuries.  She grew up playing basketball, softball, and participating in track and field. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, traveling, playing with her dog, and reading science fiction novels.



 

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Content Chair: Kellen Matsuno, DPT, CSCS
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Dr. Matsuno earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California. He was born and raised in Seattle, WA where he grew up playing multiple sports, culminating in a four-year football career at Chapman University. Since beginning his physical therapy career, Dr. Matsuno has continued to expand his practice by becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has worked with a wide array of clients, including adolescent and collegiate athletes and weekend warriors. He is a Level 1 Certified Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) Practitioner using the Fibroblaster. Dr. Matsuno became involved with Movement Alliance, Inc. because of his love for sports and for the opportunity to work closely with youth athletes to improve performance and ensure healthy, long-lasting careers.


 

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Outreach Chair: Stephanie Yano, DPT, CSCS
Doctor of Physical Therapy, 
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Dr. Yano earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California (USC). She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in Human Development with a minor in Biological Science. At UCSD, she played four years and was two-year team captain of the NCAA collegiate basketball team. She has been playing basketball since she was 5-years-old and is currently coaching a 6th grade youth basketball team. Stephanie was involved with research on gait compensations in individuals following ACL rehabilitation and helped with youth athletes' preseason concussion screening at USC's Human Performance Lab at CATZ in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Yano is passionate about spreading awareness to youth athletes, coaches, and parents on preventative education to avoid career ending injuries and ensure long-term quality of life. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, snowboarding, backpacking, camping, surfing, and playing/coaching basketball.

 

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David Enfinger, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Enfinger earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention from the University of Southern California (USC). He participated in research on Macro- and Micro-Morphological Characteristics of Patellar Tendons Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction at USC's Human Performance Laboratory. Dr. Enfinger's personal experience as member of his high school basketball team, as well as professional experiences throughout his undergraduate and graduate education, have motivated his interests in youth sports injury prevention. He is an avid Laker fan and enjoys trying new restaurants, working out, and traveling in his free time.
 

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Erik Murata, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Murata earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California. He strongly believes that preventative medicine should be the future of healthcare, and this conviction drives him to promote injury prevention both as a member of Movement Alliance, Inc. and as a clinician. Dr. Murata realizes that the recognition of movement deviations is the first step to physical rehabilitation and recovery from injury, and he honed his movement analysis skills throughout his didactic and clinical coursework at USC. He was a high school and collegiate water polo player and swimmer, and currently enjoys playing basketball, surfing, and bouldering in his free time.