President: Gordon Moreland
I was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA. I attend Pacific Union College from 2001-2002, then transferred to La Sierra University and graduated in 2003. I then was accepted in to the PTA program here at Loma Linda University in 2007. I then took some time off and got married to my lovely wife in June 28, 2009. I know am back here to complete my DPT degree and look forward to doing so with our class!
Vice President: Daphine Bantigue
I did my undergrad at UCI (biological sciences) and graduated from the Loma Linda’s PTA program in 2004. I recently got married on June 6, 2010 (same wedding date as Steve Jones!), and now I am here at Loma Linda once again going to school with all you wonderful people!
Treasurer: Michael Hashemi
I was born and raised in Glendale, CA. I went to La Sierra University where I finished my bachelor’s in exercise science in the spring of 2010. Now I find myself in this excellent class and am privileged to be working with everyone in Loma Linda’s DPT program. I look forward to great things to come and am excited to share it all with everyone
APTA Representative: Tony Saeed
I did my undergrad in Florida at University of Central Florida. I got my undergrad in Finance and Business. I was born in Egypt, Cairo and moved to America when at 10 years old. My family first moved to Texas and we stayed there for about 2 years. Than we moved to Daytona Beach, FL and been there ever since. I have been in America for about 16years now.
APTA Representative: Aubin Elliott
I was born and mostly raised in Southern California. I moved for a few short years out of the state to Indiana and Georgia, but always came back to sunny Southern California. I completed my undergraduate degree at California State University, San Bernardino in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a pre-physical therapy concentration. After getting married in June 2008, I decided to complete my education at Loma Linda University because of the great name the school had and I knew I would never be happy unless I completed my dream of being a physical therapist. I love being out doors hiking, running, going to the beach or going to the lake. Life is an adventure, are you ready?
Social Vice President: Amy Jones
Chandler, Arizona is where I grew up, I attended Arizona State University for my undergraduate degree, then finally made a change moving here to Loma Linda, California. Learning about new cultures through traveling is something I love to do. I also enjoy snowboarding and shopping.
Social Vice President: Kat Ball
I am from Akron, Ohio and I moved out West to Arizona, where I did my undergrad at Arizona State University, BS in Kinesiology. After graduating I (obviously) moved further west to Loma Linda, CA! I love to do anything outdoors and around water! I have a lot of energy and am extremely active, and I love my friends and family, and my dog Rocky!!
Women's Sports Representative: Kayanna Nichols
I was born and raised in southern California. I graduated from Concordia University Irvine in 2010 with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science. I love to do anything active and enjoy spending time with family and friends. I am grateful to be a part of such an amazing class and am looking forward to these next few years.
Male's Sports Representative: Chris Medina
I got my BS in Kinesiology from California State University , Fullerton. I was born in El Paso, Texas but only lived there for 6 months then lived in San Antonio for a year and then headed to Orange County. So i have lived most of my life in CA. I love to Play sports. I coached Little League for 2 years( 11 and 12 yr olds). I was the chairmen of Philanthropy and community service for my Fraternity that i am considered a founding father of.
Chaplin: Kayla Anderson
I was born in Ketchikan, Alaska and sent most of my childhood years in the Pacific Northwest. I began my undergraduate career at Union College in Lincoln, NE as an accounting Major. I quickly realized that Accounting was not for me and after some shadowing at a local PT clinic I feel in love with the profession. I transferred to Walla Walla University completed my pre-requisites, found a husband, and got involved with a missions program that landed me in an orphanage caring for children ages infant to three years old in Tanzania Africa for over 7 months. After finishing my time in Africa I came to LLU and as they say the rest is history. I am excited to serve each of you as we journey through our time together here at Loma Linda.
Yearbook: Kacie Chalker
I grew up in Templeton, CA Which is in the central coast of California. I went to undergrad at Southern Adventist University in Tennessee. I’m not married.
Sam Willis: Historian
I was born and raised right here in Redlands and went to Loma Linda high school. I then went to Tennessee for college at Southern Adventist University where I got my B.S Biomedical and Chemistry minor. After college I took a year off to do missionary work in South America and it was the best experience of my life. If you’ve never done a missionary project I would definitely recommend doing one, even if it is local in your own city! Im currently in the process of opening up a non-profit organization to help out the children in the rural villages of Argentina that I would help look after. It was in Argentina where I also discovered that I wanted to do Physical Therapy after working in the PT department so I completed my hours and applied to Loma Linda while I was down there. I also became incredibly addicted to traveling, hiking, rock climbing, and other outdoor activities while I was over there. I plan on doing a lot more traveling when I grow up and finish school .
Fundraising: Trisha Gorny
I was born in Torrance, CA and grew up in Moreno Valley, CA. I attended California State University, Long Beach and finished with a BS in Kinesiology, opt. Exercise Science. I completed an internship in cardiac rehabilitation in Long Beach and would like to pursue a career in inpatient physical therapy and also work with patients with SCIs. I am so happy and blessed to be part of the DPT class of 2013 and never imagined attending Loma Linda University. I like to watch The Office. My favorite bands are Coldplay and Linkin Park. I love to play and watch sports, so count me in on any intramural activities, please!
Fundraising: Chris Gutierrez
I attended La Sierra Academy from kindergarten through senior year. I graduated from high school in 2004 and attended University of California, Irvine from 2004-2008. While there, I earned a degree in Political Science with minors in Criminology and History. From 2008-2009 re-evaluated job market and goals in life, and decided Physical Therapy was the best career for me. Having done several science pre-requisites at UCI, I finished up PT pre-reqs at Riverside Community College and La Sierra University and applied/got accepted to LLU DPT class of 2013, the best class ever! I am a Riverside native and absolute sports fanatic. Also, I am a huge fan of the Lakers and Dodgers, as I have been a fan for as long as I can remember. Hobbies include, but not limited to: Gym, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Racquetball, Wake boarding, Snowboarding, and of course PHYSICAL THERAPY!!!
Fundraising: Chidi Daniels
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. I attended University of Arizona and graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. After college (and playing college football) I worked as a behavior therapist and a personal trainer. I am not married.
Fundraising: Enrique Lopez
Graduate from California State University, San Bernardino. Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy. I am from, and still living in Riverside, CA. I am a former personal trainer and I used to work for Kaiser Permanente in the Radiology Department. Go Steelers!!!
Fundraising: Neilvon Langas
I was born in Honolulu, HI and moved to Southern California as a young child. I graduated from California State University, San Bernardino and continued on into the PTA program here at Loma Linda University. I am not back to complete my DPT degree.