New fund honoring pioneering surgery nurse will offer education scholarships
As part of JOF’s 20th Anniversary & Inaugural Canes Film Festival benefit in November 2018, the organization received a donation of $15,000 from East Bay resident Jerrald R. Goldman, MD, to establish the Jackson Orthopedic Foundation Karin S. Selbach Fund. The fund will target programs that strive to improve the lives of people with musculoskeletal conditions through education, and will offer scholarships to JOF orthopedic care programs and skills workshops.
Karin Sue Kokos Selbach, RN-retired (1952-2018) was a nurse for 40 years as well as a San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean sailor and racer. A healthcare professional who believed strongly in collaborative practice, she became the first Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) in the East Bay, and educated surgeons and administrators about this new nursing role.
Dr. Jerrald Goldman served as Medical Director and a Board member of JOF. Now retired, he specialized in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine during his 40-year medical career. He was one of the founders of The Doctors Company and was a UCSF clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at Highland Hospital’s Orthopedic Clinic. Dr. Goldman also served as a consultant for the Golden State Warriors and was a team physician and orthopedic surgeon for the Oakland Athletics baseball team for over 25 years.