Brain Unity Trust is a collaboration of the leading professional voices providing education about sports concussions. Our professionals include top neuro-physicians, sports training experts, former professional athletes and legal experts.
Leonard Marshall is a 3-time All Pro Defensive Tackle with two Super Bowl Rings on his fingers. His pro football career spanned 11 years (1983 to 1994) and included stints with the New York Giants, New York Jets and Washington Redskins. Leonard recorded 83 sacks in hs NFL career and during his playing days he was regarded as one of the fiercest hitters in pro football. Upon his retirement from football he authored “When the Cheering Stops” involving his 1990 championship season with the New York Giants.
Leonard graduated from LSU in 1984 and went onto receive Certification in Management from Seton Hall University. He received his Master’s Degree in Business Finance from Seton Hall in 2007. He taught Finance and Sports Management at the university’s esteemed Stillman .School of Business. Leonard is also one of a handful of living athletes that has been diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.
Leonard has had a diverse post football career. He founded Pro Star Athletics, one of the largest sports licensed apparel manufacturing companies in the 1990’s. He owned and managed The Marshall and Fox Sports Asset Management Group and was CEO and owner of Capital Source Mortgage. Currently, Leonard is a partner with Playbook Solutions Franchise Income Fund, an organizations that helps professional athletes plan their post playing days careers. Leonard has also been a cast member of The Howard Stern Show and is still associated with the New York Giants as a broadcaster.
Jason is the attorney who began the NFL concussion litigation, after his friend Dr. Bennet Omalu, first discovered CTE in the brain of Mike Webster. Jason, along with his high-powered litigation team, currently represents hundreds of former NFL players in a suit against the National Football League. It resulted in a settlement that likely will yield in excess of a billion dollars.
Jason is a Shareholder and trial lawyer with Goldberg, Persky & White in Pittsburgh, PA. He is nationally recognized as a top 40 under 40 trial lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association and has been named as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star the last 5 consecutive years.
Recognized for his efforts, Jason has been featured in “League of Denial” written by Pulitzer prize winning author Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada and the documentary “United States of Football” by Sean Pamphilon. Recently, Jason was the cover story of the New York Times Magazine. As one of the most sought after sports concussions legal experts, he’s been interviewed by ABC, NBC, CNN, FOX, ESPN, the LA Times and the New York Times.
Jason has lectured throughout the country on sports brain injury. He has taught a class at Carnegie Mellon University called “Sports Concussions.”
Dedicated to brain injury advocacy and awareness, Jason is on the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania. He was involved in efforts to amend the Pennsylvania Safety and Youth Sports act by the House Representatives.
Roberto Clemente, Jr.
Roberto Clemente Jr. was born into a world of sports, being the oldest son of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente. After losing his father at age 7, Roberto Jr. became spokesman for his family, traveling to world to attend various fundraisers, dedications and charity events with his mother, Vera.
Raised in Puerto Rico, Roberto Jr. showed athletic ability at a young age and excelled in different sports throughout his youth, including volleyball, baseball and track and field. When he graduated high school, he moved to Bradenton, Florida, to attend community college, but a scout for the Philadelphia Phillies quickly found and signed him.
From 1984 to 1989, Roberto Jr. bounced around several baseball organizations, including the Phillies, Baltimore Orioles and the San Diego Padres. His career ended too soon after a series of injuries forced him to retire.
Following in his father’s philanthropic footsteps, Robert Jr. returned to Puerto Rico to assist his mother in what would be one of many charitable projects done by the Clemente family to bring sports to players of all ages.
It began with the dream of the Roberto Clemente Sports City and the birth of the Reviving Baseball in the Inner-Cities (RBI) program in both Puerto Rico and Pittsburgh. Helping at-risk youth find an outlet in softball or baseball, Roberto Jr. then established the Roberto Clemente Foundation to benefit Pittsburgh-area children.
During the 90s, he added another role to his resume – broadcasting. He began by broadcasting the New York Yankees games in Spanish for Telemundo, the MSG Network and Radio WADO-AM. During this time, he received several World Series rings thanks to the success of the New York Yankees.
Additional opportunities came from hosting the Spanish version of Major League Baseball’s Baseball Max, becoming the first Latin talk show host of WFAN-AM, being a baseball correspondent for ESPN Deportes and hosting a show on WPGB in Pittsburgh called Clemente Bridge.
Today, Roberto Jr. keeps busy throughout his involvement in many organizations, including Make-A-Wish, St. Jude’s Research Center, Juvenile Diabetes Research, American Heart Association and many more. He’s also on the advisory board for RC21X, an organization dedicated to brain health and allowing individuals to take responsibility. It’s named for Roberto Clemente, channeling his selflessness, heroism and recognition as the greatest sports humanitarian of all time.
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Dr. Paul Nussbaum
Doctor Nussbaum is a board-certified clinical psychologist specializing in neuropsychology. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and American Academy of Clinical Psychology. Having earned Phi-Beta Kappa and his Doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Arizona in 1991, Dr. Nussbaum completed his internship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is an adjunct Professor in Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Additionally, he serves as one of the physicians evaluating former NFL players in conjunction with the current concussion litigation. He has evaluated and treated hundreds of athletes who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.
He is the Founder and President of Brain Health Center, Inc. that integrates mind-body-spiritual wellness with clinical approaches for a holistic program to overall balance and brain health. The Center serves to both educate and apply Dr. Nussbaum’s approach to wellness across the lifespan relying on his Brain Health Lifestyle ®. The Center works with individuals and companies, organizations, and schools across the world.
Doctor Nussbaum has 25 years experience in the care of older persons suffering dementia, head injury, and related neuropsychiatric disorders. An expert in neuroanatomy and human behavior, Dr. Nussbaum has published many peer reviewed articles, books, and chapters within the scientific community. He also serves on the editorial boards for several scientific and clinical journals.
Dr. Nussbaum is an international leader in the area of brain health lifestyle ®. His presentations on brain health including his 2013 DVD Save Your Brain (www.amazon.com) and his 2010 book Save your Brain (www.amazon.com and named top five in brain fitness by AARP) are an easy to follow and informative guide to increasing the health of your brain. Doctor Nussbaum educates the general public on the basics of the human brain and how to keep the brain healthy over the entire lifespan. He has presented his views on brain health at the United Nations, National Press Club, and CSPAN.