Athletes for Education 2013
Board of Directors
Scott Leggett - Chairman of the Board 2004 – Present
Scott Leggett is the Chief Executive Office of Surgery One, LLC, to which he brings 20 years of experience in orthopedics. Surgery One manages four outpatient surgery centers located in San Diego County in the cities of San Diego, La Jolla, Carlsbad and Chula Vista.
Earlier in his career, Scott developed and managed the OrthoMed Spine & Joint Conditioning and WellStrong Centers for the Orthopedic Department at the University of California, San Diego. He then served five years in a development and regional management role for U.S. Orthopedics, Inc.
Scott was President of the California Ambulatory Surgery Association from 2006-2007, and currently serves on its board of directors. Scott earned his BA degree in Biological Sciences from Carson Newman College in Tennessee, in 1985, and his MS degree in Exercise Science, specializing in Exercise Physiology from the University of Florida, in 1987.
Scott has been an active member of AFE’s Board of Directors for over seven years. He also co-founded Live4Legeacy with his brother and sister, which supports a boys’ home in Jacksonville, FL, where they instill the values of good parenting and strong family relationships.
Leon White - President 1994 – Present
Leon White graduated from Helix High School in San Diego and attended Brigham Young University, then played for eight years in the NFL. He has been involved with Athletes for Education Foundation since the organization started in 1993, and joined the board of directors in 1994.
Along with Leon’s Board member duties, he hosts an annual Activity Based Life Skills & Team Building training camp; designed to reward 7th & 8th graders for achieving academic and citizenship objectives set by their teachers and principals. This year is Leon’s 9th year for hosting the camp at Hoover High School.
On June 24, 2001, Leon was inducted into the Holiday Bowl Hall Of Fame. He was recognized for his accolades in the 1982-1984 Holiday Bowl games while playing for BYU.
L. Jeannette Hernandez - Treasurer 2004 – Present
Jenny Hernandez is an attorney whose practice focuses on the needs of small businesses, in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, working with clients from the formation stage through compliance with corporate requirements, to the various legal issues that businesses face on a daily basis.
Jenny is active in the community and has been involved with multiple nonprofit organizations, having served for two years on the Planned Giving Committee of the La Jolla branch of the YMCA, and for over seven years as a member of the Board of Directors of Athletes for Education.
In addition, she is a member of the California Bar Association, American Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association, and has an MBA in Marketing as well as a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.
Susan Bantz 2011 – Present
Susan Bantz is a former Olympic-level gymnast who won the individual NCAA Division I all-around title and with her team, The University of Utah (Utes), won the team Championship title in 1982. Since then, Susan was inducted into the Utes Hall of Fame and the teams have gone on to hold the most NCAA team Championship titles in the past 30 years.
Susan has spent more than 24 years in healthcare and, more specifically, in executive level positions for the past 15 years. Susan’s combination of athletic achievement and business acumen provide AFE with the forward-thinking leadership necessary to guide the organization to the next level.
Greg Camarillo 2011 – Present
Greg is currently playing his eighth season as an NFL wide receiver after graduating from Stanford University in 2004 with a degree in mechanical engineering. His efforts in the community have been recognized by winning the NFPLA JB award in 2008 and being named the Miami Dolphins “Man of the Year” in 2009.
Greg graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School and attended Stanford University. He graduated in 2004 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering focused in Product Design. He is currently playing with the Minnesota Vikings as a Wide Receiver and Special Teams player.
In its 3rd year, “Charging Forward”, an Athletes for Education program, aims to encourage and reward success in academics and athletics. Working together with his brother, Jeff Camarillo, a middle school teacher and coach in Compton, CA, they hope to assist students in developing the attributes necessary to achieve success in school and athletics. Providing role models and incentives for success, “Charging Forward” teaches kids how to set goals and, more importantly, how to achieve their goals.
Steve Gregory 2011 – Present
Steve graduated from Curtis High School in Staten Island, NY, and then attended Syracuse University. As a four-year student athlete, Steve graduated in 2005 with a dual major in Finance and Marketing. He signed with the San Diego Chargers in 2006, as an un-drafted free agent. He began his career on the practice squad, but was quickly moved to the active roster during his first year. Steve is currently in his 7th NFL season with the New England Patriots.
Beginning in 2008, Steve created his mentorship program, “SG Squad,” an Athletes for Education program. Growing up in a large city, Steve learned quickly how important it is to have positive role model in one’s life. Both of his parents, now retired New York City police officers, kept him on the right path for both education and athletics.
The SG Squad makes it a priority to promote the crucial balance between health, fitness, and education. Steve wants children to understand that his success would not be possible if he didn’t take all of these components equally into consideration.
Dr. Robert Maywood 2011 – Present
Dr. Maywood is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery. He is a Qualified Medical Examiner and devotes a significant amount of his practice to athletic and work-related injuries.
Dr. Maywood completed his undergraduate career at the University of Southern California, graduated magna cum laude, and earned his medical degree at the University of California at San Francisco. He performed his internship, residency, and Chief Residency at the University of Miami, and his Sports Medicine Fellowship at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts.
His expertise encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of extremity injuries, including complex knee and shoulder injuries, elbow problems and carpal tunnel syndrome. His work includes providing medical care for the New England Patriots Football Team, Boston Bruins Hockey Club and Harvard University Intercollegiate Athletic Teams. He also has served as team physician for San Diego State University Rugby team and the Women’s Professional Football League’s SoCal Scorpions.
Dr. Euince Sanchez-Mata 2011-Present
Dr. Mata is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician with Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group of San Diego.
Dr. Mata strives to instill a positive difference in her patients’ lives through education, advocacy and empowerment. She is proud to be a part of an organization that strives for excellent health care by providing positive and memorable experiences and patient-doctor interactions. Medicine provides her the opportunity to use her skills to help patients both here in the Unites States and abroad. Dr. Mata’s medical interests include women’s health, international medicine and improving health for diverse and underserved communities.
Dr. Mata graduated from the Stanford University School of Medicine in 2002. She completed her training at the San Jose Family Medicine residency program, which is affiliated with Stanford, where she served as Chief Resident. After Residency, she joined the faculty at Stanford Family Medicine, where she practiced the full range of family medicine providing care for patients of all ages.
In 2007, she joined Sharp Medical group where she practices Family Medicine and Urgent Care diagnosis. She currently serves on the San Diego American Heart Association’s Board of Directors. Dr. Sanchez is also chair of he My Heart, My Life organization.
George Plescia 2011 – Present
George Plescia is a public and government affairs professional that provides counsel on California and San Diego issues.
He previously served in the State Assembly from 2002-2008. In 2006 he acted as the Assembly Minority Leader and worked with the Governor and other party leaders to negotiate California’s historic infrastructure bonds as well as state budget expertise. George received his BA from California State University, Sacramento.
Mike Biggs 2011 – Present
Mike is the President and Co-owner of One Source Medical, Inc., which manages a significant medical provider network for a large self-insured population in the state of California. Mike is the co-owner of Spine and Sport Physical Therapy with seven locations in California.
Mike graduated from Helix High School then attended Grossmont College and graduated from Merrimack College as a medical assistant. He has spent the last 20 years in the medical industry. In his free time, Mike coaches Junior Varsity and Varsity Football for a local Christian High School in San Diego.
Don Smoyer 2011 – Present
Don is a retired fishing captain for El Gato Dos Sportfishing based in San Diego. After 35 years of running tug and fishing boats off the coast of San Diego, he has dedicated his life to many philanthropic causes. Don has been on the Board of Directors for the Dickinson Foundation for the past 10 years.
As a cancer survivor,, he supports local charities that provide recourses for cancer patients, survivors and their families. He has been a friend of AFE for over 15 years and believes that all of the AFE programs help children develop strong life values that help shape their future.
Karl Wilson 1994 – Present
Karl Wilson grew up in Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University before embarking on a nine-year career in the NFL. A resident of San Diego for 25 years, he has been involved with Athletes for Education Foundation since the organization was founded in 1993, and joined the board of directors in 1994. Karl and AFE’s founder Steven Haynes were best friends and spent many years hosting youth sports camps in the San Diego community.
Karl serves as the Site Safety Health Officer for K.O.O. Construction, an award-winning full-service construction firm specializing in government contract work. Designated as both disabled veteran and minority-owned, K.O.O. boasts a long list of satisfied government clients including federal, state and local entities. His most current project is based at Camp Pendleton.
Currently, Karl is Chairman of the Board for Nolah Inc. a local non-profit that helps families recover from natural disasters that focuses on re-building homes and lives. Karl is also one of the mentor athletes for the Hope Leadership Foundation. In his spare time, Karl enjoys raising his daughter, Bianca.