Who's Who

Board of Directors

Catherine Matthews, RN-Retired

Cathy Matthews has been an orthopedic nurse since she graduated from Samuel Merritt University over 45 years ago. Always choosing to remain at the bedside caring for patients with musculoskeletal conditions, she recently opted to retire from her lifelong profession of hospital nursing. Cathy has been an official member of the Jackson Orthopedic Foundation Board of Directors for two years, but she has volunteered with the Foundation for the past ten years. A skilled instructor and a knowledgeable clinician, Cathy brings a wealth of experience to Jackson Orthopedic Foundation Board meetings and events.

Kathleen A. Geier, DNP, NP
Board Member
Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Kathleen Geier has over 40 years' experience as an orthopedic nurse. She is certified as both a Family Nurse Practitioner and an Orthopaedic Nurse, with clinical experience in providing musculoskeletal care to patients of all ages and developmental stages. Dr. Geier specializes in assessing, diagnosing, and treating chronic and stable musculoskeletal conditions and minor fractures. She currently coordinates and co-teaches Jackson Orthopedic Foundation's Orthopedic Primary Care course with Dr. AJ Benham, and is widely published in professional nursing literature. She is a founding partner of Jackson Orthopedic Foundation and has served on the Board of Directors since the organization's origin in 1998.

Jerrald R. Goldman, MD-Retired
Medical Director
Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Jerrald R. Goldman specialized in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine during his 40 year medical career. Recently retired, he was one of the founders of The Doctors Company and served as 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.

Peter Slabaugh, MD
Board Member, Medical Director
Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Peter Slabaugh specializes in surgical and nonsurgical treatment of spinal disorders, including pediatric conditions, scoliosis, fractures, and back pain associated with arthritis and other spine conditions. He is a clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at Highland Hospital’s Orthopedic Clinic and has extensive experience evaluating and treating fractures. A frequently sought-after speaker, Dr. Slabaugh has also authored and published many articles in professional journals.

Julie Cragholm, PA-C
Board Member
Sr. Physician Assistant

UCSF Orthopaedic Institute

Julie Cragholm’s first exposure to medicine was as an intern with the JOF Summer Intern Program, which she calls “one of the best experiences of my life.” Now a Senior Physician Assistant in the Arthroplasty Department at the UCSF Orthopaedic Institute in San Francisco, Julie has worked as a Physician Assistant for the past nine years. She has also taught at Stanford, volunteered at free primary-care clinics, and learned to assist and teach in the operating theatre. She is excited to share her knowledge and work together with JOF “to continue to explore this fantastic world of orthopedics, medicine and life.”

Justin Clark
Board Member
Principal and Co-Founder

Social Change Consulting

Justin Clark is Principal and Co-Founder of Social Change Consulting in Oakland. He has over fifteen years of nonprofit experience, with expertise in online fundraising, email communication strategy, relationship management, and data management. Justin concentrates on using technology and data to help nonprofits reach more people with their mission and story. He began working with JOF as a consultant and is excited to now support the organization as a Board member. Justin is no stranger to orthopedic health issues due to his personal experience with Marfan syndrome.

Staff and Collaborative Partners

Kathleen A. Geier, DNP, NP
Research Department
Clinical Sub-Investigator
Education Department
Director: Orthopedic Nursing Education

A.J. Benham, DNP, FNP-C
Education Department
Instructor, Curriculum Developer: Orthopedic Nursing Education
Assistant Professor: Department of Nursing, Samuel Merritt University
Nurse Practitioner: San Francisco Multi-Specialty Medical Group

Rose Y.C. Huie & Vivian Chen, CPAs, Inc.

Jacob Geier, B.Sc.
Instructor/Intern Coordinator

Tom Wagner
Administrative Director

Molly A. Walker
Marketing Consultant
Walker Communications