The Verdence/PRO Advisory Board serves to provide insight and perspective from each board member’s respective professional field. Advisory Board members serve voluntarily, are not compensated, may or may not be Verdence/PRO clients, and are not exclusive to Verdence Capital Advisors.
DR. CRAIG BENNETT
Dr. Craig Bennett is a founding physician for the Lifebridge Health Sports Medicine Institute in Baltimore, Maryland and a consultant with the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has served as the chair of the University of Maryland Medical Center for orthopedics. He has extensive experience throughout the country in the orthopedic surgical community since earning his doctorate from the University of California in San Francisco.
Jerry Bushrod is the father of long-time NFL veteran Jermon Bushrod. Jerry has owned and operated his own private business for over 30-years in the sanitation and waste management industry. Jerry runs the Visualize and Rize Foundation which supports youth sports and education programs and provides scholarships to help empower children to reach their full potential.
PATRICIA “TRISH” KARA
Patricia Kara has been an entertainment industry professional for over 30 years and worked as an actress, host, model, writer, producer and mentor. Her career has taken her around the world and given her the chance to work with many notable brands, businesses and organizations. Recently she has dedicated her time to benefitting young professionals entering the entertainment industry along with building her own private business associated with her entertainment network.
Dan Koppen is a retired NFL veteran player that spent over a decade playing professional football and one multiple Super Bowl Championships during his career. Dan reached the Super Bowl with the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos while also being voted a Pro-Bowl and All-Pro player. He has worked in the media, private sales industry and opened his own business in the years since his retirement. Dan is a graduate of Boston College.
Jason LaRose is the Chief Executive Officer for Equinox after being the President of North America business operations for Under Armour. Jason attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate degree and the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University to receive his MBA.
Marty Lauzon is the Director of Sports Medicine and Performance for the Atlanta Falcons. He has been with the team since 2009 and served as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Cleveland Browns prior and as a part of more than two decades in the NFL. Marty is a graduate of the University of Ottawa Physical Therapy School.