Advisory Board

Advisory Board Members for The Mind Matters Foundation

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Philip Heywood – Advisor

Philip Heywood M.S., ATC, LAT has worked in the field of athletic training for over 13 years and specializes in athletic training program development. He currently works at Seattle Children's Hospital as the Sports Concussion Program Manager, Sports Program Manager, and the Athletic Training Program Manager.

Phil graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Masters in Exercise, Health, and Human Performance with the emphasis in Athletic Training. He is very passionate about concussion management and enjoys educating others about the importance of proper return to play.

Phil also works for X2 Biosystems as the Head Athletic Trainer and oversees all deployments and training for their X-patch and ICE software. He is also a consultant for the new helmet company VICIS. He also serves on the board for the National Concussion Management Certification Center, a group working to develop a national standard for concussion protocols for healthcare providers and school administrators.

In his down time he enjoys spending time with his wife and five children.

Marquette Vaughn – Advisor

Marquette Vaughn was born and raised in a small beautiful town, Murray, Kentucky. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business degree with an emphasis in Marketing in 1998 from Murray State University. After college, she has moved to several different cities and her work experiences range from banking, retail, substitute teaching to pharmaceutical sales.

She is currently a stay home mom, but her plate is always full. Being a stay at home mom has been her hardest job from juggling her kids school schedules, their after school activities, staying activity in a couple of PTA's and just overall making sure her family is healthy and loved. She enjoys giving back to the community and helping others. In the different cities, she has served on the United Way Excel by 9 Coalition, as a Board Member for Parks and Recreation, named District Parent of the Year for her children's school district and now her newest endeavor being a part of the Mind Matters Foundation.

She currently resides in Round Rock, Texas with her husband Chris and three children Chris II, Cienna and Camryn.