Head Athletic Trainer, Program Director Monica Ohkubo
MA, ATC, EMT-B
Monica has been the Head Athletic Trainer at SRJC since 2007, following many years of service to SRJC's Sports Medicine & Athletic Training Program. Monica returned to the SRJC athletic training team as an assistant athletic trainer in 2005. She played softball at SRJC in 2000 and 2001, and also served as a student athletic trainer from 2000 to 2003. Monica earned her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology/Athletic Training from Sonoma State University in 2003 before completing her Master’s degree at San Jose State in 2005.
Monica has worked with a diverse range of athletes, from triathletes to ultimate frisbee players. She has volunteered for the Sonoma County Sol Women’s semi-professional soccer team, and was the athletic trainer for the Santa Rosa Scorchers Women’s professional football team. In her two years at San Jose State, Monica worked as a physical therapy aide at BaySport Physical Therapy, and as head athletic trainer at Silver Creek High School. Monica has worked for USA volleyball and wrestling youth programs, and has also functioned as the athletic trainer for Montgomery High School football. Monica is also certified as an EMT-B. She is a member of the California Athletic Trainers’ Association, Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association and National Athletic Trainers’ Association since 2002, and is also a member of the California Community College Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Assistant Athletic Trainer Guy Mohr
ATC, CSCS, PTA
Guy joined the SRJC Athletic Training Room as a Certified Athletic Trainer in 2000. He is also employed at a local Physical Therapy practice as a Physical Therapy Assistant, and brings this high level of rehabilitation of sport related injury to the SRJC Sports Medicine & Athletic Training Program.
Guy provides sport fitness and injury management consultation to individuals as well as to local groups and youth sports organizations. He received his Bachelors degree in Athletic Training from Long Beach State University, and is a local student-athlete who graduated from Analy High School and Santa Rosa Junior College.
Guy is also certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist as well as a Physical Therapy Assistant. Guy and his wife, Kelly, live in Santa Rosa with their two children, Riley and Katie, and their dog, Woody.
Assistant Athletic Trainer Jeremy Vandehurst
Jeremy was an athletic training student under Byron Craighead at SRJC for 3 years before transferring to Fresno State University. He spent two years at Fresno State working with Division 1 Athletes and received a BS in Kinesiology. Jeremy is currently an Assistant Athletic Trainer at SRJC, and is an ATC for local High School playoff games through Oakland Children’s Hospital, and also works with the US Tennis Association under 18 girls National Championship Event in Marin. He is also pursuing his Masters in Kinesiology at Sonoma State University. Jeremy’s enthusiasm and passion for athletic training make him an excellent addition to the certified athletic training staff at SRJC. In his free time Jeremy enjoys playing basketball, travelling, skiing and golfing.
SRJC Team Physician Ty Affleck, MD
Dr. Affleck is certified in Family Practice and completed a Fellowship in Sports
Medicine. Principal provider at Santa Rosa Sports & Family Medicine, Dr. Affleck also
serves as team physician for Sonoma State University and is Medical Director
for the local Vineman Triathlons. His practice specializes in sports medicine and primary care
for individuals and families with active lifestyles.
Santa Rosa Sports & Family Medicine is located at: 1255 North Dutton Avenue Santa Rosa, California (707) 546-9400.
Dr. Kent Yinger is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in all aspects of sports medicine including injuries of the shoulders and knees. He has been a partner at Redwood Orthopaedic Surgery Associates in Santa Rosa since 2001. He is the current director of the Orthopaedic Trauma program at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, a post he has held since 2003. Dr. Yinger graduated summa cum laude from Cal State Northridge. He received his medical degree from the University of California, Davis. He then completed his residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at UC Davis. Committed to attaining specialized training, Dr. Yinger completed fellowships in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery at UC Davis and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine in Santa Monica under the guidance of Dr. Bert Mandelbaum. During his time in Santa Monica, he was a team physician for Pepperdine University and assisted with the men’s U. S. national soccer team. He is the chief orthopeadic team physician for the Santa Rosa Junior College and Windsor High School. He is married with three children. He is an Iron Man Triathlete and does triathlon races in and around Sonoma County.
Dr. Nancy Chinn is the Department Chair and Acquired Brain Injury Specialist in the Disability Resources Department at Santa Rosa Junior College. A speech-language pathologist with a doctorate in Educational Leadership from University of California Davis, she worked as a clinician in the field of brain injury rehabilitation for the first 12 years of her career before becoming a faculty member at SRJC in 1998. Dr. Chinn has been instrumental in the development of curricular and co-curricular activities to better serve college students with acquired brain injuries. Her research on management of concussion in community college athletics has combined her background as a clinician working in the field of brain injury with her interest in the discipline of education. Her subsequent collaboration with Sports Medicine and Ms. Ohkubo has resulted in a concussion management program that is becoming a model for other community colleges in the state. Dr. Chinn and Ms. Ohkubo have presented on their program at both statewide and national conferences, and most recently at the International Sport and Society Conference in Cambridge, UK. Dr. Chinn’s article entitled “Concussion Management in Community College Athletics: Revealing and Understanding the Gap Between Knowledge and Practice” is scheduled for publication in the Community College Journal of Research and Practice April 10, 2013.
Sports Medicine & Athletic Training Instructor Julie Miller
Julie Miller began as a sports medicine instructor at SRJC in Fall of 2009. Julie also works as Assistant Athletic Trainer at Sonoma State University. At SSU, she currently works with men’s soccer, women’s water polo, women’s tennis and women’s golf. Julie also helps the Seawolves men’s soccer team and women’s water polo teams with the design and implementation of their strength and conditioning programs.
Julie started her interest in Athletic Training while attending Cal Lutheran University in 2003 after transferring from Mendocino Junior College to run track and cross country. She then transferred to Cal State Northridge in 2004, where she finished her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training in 2006. While at Northridge, she had clinical sites at USC, Moorpark Community College, Pasadena Community College, as well as St. Francis High School in La Canada.
After graduation, Julie decided to head back to northern California to pursue her Master's degree at Sonoma State University while working as a part time Athletic Trainer at Sonoma State. She completed her Masters degree in Kinesiology in 2009.
Julie has also volunteered her time, for multiple years to the AIDS Lifecycle’s Sports Medicine Team.
Julie has held a national certification by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) since 2006. She stays up to date on medical information by attending the NATA’s National Clinical Symposium’s as well as attending the Far West Athletic Trainer’s Association’s (FWATA) annual meeting and symposium.
Julie enjoys anything outdoors...hobbies include running, rock climbing, as well as, competitive Olympic weight lifting...her future goals include competing in her first triathlon.
Sports Medicine & Athletic Training Instructor Shauna Horton
Shauna Horton joined the Santa Rosa Junior College Sports Medicine family in Spring 2013. A native of the Northern Bay Area, Shauna started at SRJC in 2000 and worked as an Athletic Training Student under the direction of Head Athletic Trainer, Byron Craighead. While completing her Associate of Science degree, Shauna also worked in both the SRJC Athletic Training Room and as a Student Heath Aide in SRJC Student Health Services. Shauna received her Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine in 2003 from Fresno State. After graduation Shauna worked as a Physical Therapy Aide and Athletic Trainer at Sierra Pacific Orthopedic Center in Fresno. During that time, she did outreach athletic training at Clovis East High School and was also an intern for the San Francisco Giants Baseball team Minor League affiliate, the Fresno Grizzlies. Shauna continued her career as an Athletic Trainer at Florida Atlantic University, and worked with USA Junior Olympic Baseball, and Perfect Game Baseball in South Florida. Shauna was also an Athletic Training Intern with the Cincinnati Reds at their Minor League facility in Sarasota, Florida. Shauna earned her Masters degree in Sports Medicine & Injury Studies at CSU Long Beach while also working as a Graduate Assistant, working primarily with baseball, men’s water polo and women’s tennis. After graduation from CSULB, Shauna stayed on as a full-time Athletic Trainer and was promoted to Rehabilitation Coordinator. Shauna was the first female to be a full-time staff member to cover baseball at CSULB. Shauna transferred to UC Berkeley, where she worked as an Athletic Trainer and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Coordinator with aquatics and baseball. Shauna now devotes her time to promoting the field of Athletic Training by working part time as an Athletic Trainer for many Bay Area teams and colleges, working as an upper extremity specialist and rehabilitation consultant, helping to develop young Athletic Training professionals by teaching and by example, and through participation in the Sonoma County Athletic Trainers’ Association.