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Staff & Board

Barbara Fried
Barbara Fried

Founder

Barbara Fried

Barbara Fried

Founder

Barbara J. Fried received a B.A. from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. She holds an M.A. in History from the University of Virginia (2004) and completed the course work and orals for her Ph.D. in History at the University of Virginia.

Barbara is Chairman of Fried Companies, Inc., a real estate development and management firm. With her late husband and law partner, Mark, she practiced law in Northern Virginia with a primary focus on real estate.

Barbara serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Board for Innisfree Village in Albemarle County, a voluntary life-sharing community for adults with intellectual disabilities. She and her late husband were among the founders of Innisfree. She is Chairman of FCAP. Charlottesville Area Riding Therapy (C.A.R.T.), located at the Fried Farm adjacent to Innisfree Village, provides therapeutic recreational horseback riding. She serves on the boards of the Rare Book School and the Miller Center and previously served two terms on the Board of Visitors at UVA.

David Luedeka
David Luedeka

Founding Clinical Director

David Luedeka

David Luedeka

Founding Clinical Director

David Luedeka, PT, DPT, MS, CSCS, is an accomplished Physical Therapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with 30 years of clinical expertise.

For nearly two decades, Dr. Luedeka served as the proprietor and operator of a Physical Therapy/Medical Fitness Specialist practice in Sarasota, Florida. Currently, he donates his time as the Director of the Fried Center for the Advancement of Potential (FCAP), a non-profit organization committed to serving individuals with and without intellectual disabilities. Driven by a passion for education, Dr. Luedeka runs a learning clinic where he mentors cohorts of student medical fitness trainers, providing them with invaluable hands-on experience as they pursue their goals of becoming healthcare professionals.

Dr. Luedeka’s clinical success can be attributed to his dedication to understanding the underlying reasons behind his treatment approaches. As a dynamic problem-solver, he consistently achieves remarkable results, even in historically challenging cases. Drawing from his extensive research background and innovative mindset, Dr. Luedeka founded CKC Systems LLC and developed the CKC Fitness Systems—an all-in-one exercise trainer that fosters functional, closed chain movement.

A prominent focus of Dr. Luedeka’s research lies in Evolutionary Mismatch Theory, which involves a comparative analysis of human anatomy and structure across different time periods. By exploring the interactions between prior adaptations and our modern environment, he aims to identify sources of dysfunction and disease. Driven by this understanding, he coined the Rotator Cuff Evolutionary Mismatch Theory—a groundbreaking hypothesis that has demonstrated remarkable efficacy in the treatment of severe rotator cuff dysfunction and is currently undergoing clinical testing.

Additionally, Dr. Luedeka teaches a course on Evolutionary Mismatches and Functional Human Motion at the University of Virginia which serves as part of the training process for his student interns.

Keila Strick
Keila Strick

Clinical Co-Director

Keila Strick

Keila Strick

Clinical Co-Director

Keila Strick, PT, DPT, CSCS, is a practicing Physical Therapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist at The Fried Center for Advancement of Potential (FCAP). Keila earned her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Virginia before pursuing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California (USC).

Currently, Keila holds the position of co-clinical director with the founding director and physical therapist, David Luedeka, at FCAP clinics. In this role, she not only manages her own caseload of patients but also mentors and instructs new cohorts of student medical fitness trainers. She also holds a position as an instructor of Psychology of Sport and Exercise at UVA’s Education School.

Keila’s journey into PT began with a ski injury at age 14, sparking her interest in the field. During high school and college, she gained valuable experience working with individuals with disabilities through nannying, camp counseling, and volunteering in Special Olympics programs. Keila joined FCAP’s inaugural class in 2016 and worked there for over 2 years, including a gap year. FCAP proved to be the perfect fit for her, combining her passion for physical activity and her desire to work with people of all abilities. Under the guidance of her mentor, David, Keila learned the significance of functional and closed chain exercise as the primary PT intervention, along with strategies for optimizing long-term outcomes through a paradigm-challenging approach. Since then, she has remained committed to this path.

During her free time, Keila enjoys engaging in competitive ultimate frisbee, exploring outdoor activities, and cherishing moments with her loved ones.

Marc Skinner
Marc Skinner

Fitness Coordinator

Marc Skinner

Marc Skinner

Fitness Coordinator

Marc Skinner is the FCAP Fitness Coordinator at Innisfree Village in Crozet, Virginia. He came to Innisfree in January of 2020 with his wife Elizabeth, who also works for Innisfree Village as a social media director. As the FCAP Fitness Coordinator, Marc oversees scheduling of clients and interns as well as the hiring and training of new interns. He works directly with all physical therapy clients, including Innisfree adults with disabilities and Innisfree volunteers and staff. He loves to help those who have difficulty helping themselves and enjoys time spent with Innisfree staff and residents. Marc has a passion for physical fitness and puts a high priority on his own health, continuing to better his health and wellness by exercising 4-5 days a week. Marc has gone through his own weight loss journey, losing sixty pounds since 2017.

Martin Block
Martin Block

Board Member

Martin Block

Martin Block

Board Member

Martin Block is a Professor and Director of the Kinesiology for Individuals with Disabilities (KID) Program in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia. He teaches coursework in physical education and physical activity for individuals with disabilities. His research has focused on two areas: including students with disabilities into general physical education, and promoting physical activity for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. He is the author of over 100 peer reviewed articles, 20 chapters in books, and 6 books including, A Teachers’ Guide to Including Students with Disabilities in General Physical Education (now in its 4th edition) and Developmental and Adapted Physical Activity Assessment (now in its 2nd edition).

Dr. Block also has been a consultant with Special Olympics, Inc., since 1988, where he was the primary author of the Motor Activities Training Program (MATP), a sports program for athletes with severe intellectual disabilities. Dr. Block also has held several leadership roles including president of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity, president of the National Consortium of Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities, and one of the founding members of the Adapted Physical Education International Research Center at Beijing Sport University in China.

Rorie Hutter
Rorie Hutter

Board Member

Rorie Hutter

Rorie Hutter

Board Member

Rorie has served as the Executive Director of Innisfree Village since June 2015. Innisfree Village is a lifesharing community with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, located in Crozet, VA. Prior to coming to Innisfree, Rorie worked for 15 years at the Virginia Institute of Autism in Charlottesville, in a variety of roles including Director of Education and Director of Training and Consultation. Rorie holds a BA in psychology from the University of Virginia and an MSEd in special education from Old Dominion University.

Rick Jeffrey
Rick Jeffrey

Board Member

Rick Jeffrey

Rick Jeffrey

Board Member

Rick Jeffrey, of Richmond, retired from Special Olympics Virginia (SOVA) in June of 2022 after serving as President/CEO for 22 years. Throughout his 36 years of service to SOVA, Mr. Jeffrey also served as James River Region Director, Director of Competition, Program Director and Vice President Program. Prior to his 36 years at SOVA, he worked for 10 years in secondary education.

Mr. Jeffrey has served on many national and international committees for Special Olympics including Basketball Rules, World Games, Equalizing Competition, Professional Development, the North American Leadership Council and the United States Leadership Council. He also served as Chair of the United States Sports Committee and Chair of the National Association of Special Olympics Professionals.
Mr. Jeffrey also served on the Board of Directors of Virginia Amateur Sports. Mr. Jeffrey is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and received a Master’s in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Vanessa Traverse
Vanessa Traverse

Board Member

Vanessa Traverse

Vanessa Traverse

Board Member

Vanessa came to Innisfree Village with her husband Nich, current Innisfree farm manager, as a volunteer caregiver back in the summer of 2010. Soon after settling in at old Laurel House she took over the therapeutic bakery workstation. In 2016 she moved into the position of Wellness Coordinator and liaison to the then up and coming FCAP program. Now Vanessa serves as the associate director for community life and wellness at Innisfree. Vanessa was a double major in Nutrition and Food Sciences and Dietetics at the University of Vermont and completed her Dietetic Internship at Bastyr University in Seattle. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist with professional experience in both clinical dietetics and public health nutrition.

Vanessa holds a specialist certificate of training through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Obesity and Weight Management. Her passions include whole foods nutrition, sustainable agriculture (she is married to a farmer after all), fitness, and connecting with nature.

Maggie Guggenheimer
Maggie Guggenheimer

Board Member

Maggie Guggenheimer

Maggie Guggenheimer

Board Member

Maggie Guggenheimer is the Administrative and Business Development Executive at the University of Virginia School of Medicine’s Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS). She has lived and worked in Charlottesville since 2007, having previously served as Director of Advancement at the Mind & Life Institute, Chief Advancement Officer of Virginia Humanities, and Executive Director of Piedmont Council for the Arts (PCA).

While at PCA, Maggie led the first comprehensive study of the economic impact of the local nonprofit arts sector and subsequent community cultural plan. For several years, she also taught arts marketing for UMass Amherst and the University of Virginia, where she earned her B.A. in art history and studio art. She received an M.A. in arts administration from Columbia University’s Teachers College.

Maggie serves on the board of Charlottesville Tomorrow and chairs its development and community engagement committee. A former dancer and pilates instructor, she has a passion for movement. When she’s not training at FCAP, she enjoys attending Charlottesville arts events, practicing meditation, weaving on a loom, watching sports or walking in the woods with her husband and daughter, and cheering on the Prolyfyck Run Crew.

Patricia Lampkin
Patricia Lampkin

Board Member

Current Student Medical Fitness Trainers

Hannah Carlson
Hannah Carlson

Kinesiology 2025

April Carter
April Carter

Kinesiology 2023

Cassidy Davis
Cassidy Davis

Biology 2023

Mallorie Fouser
Mallorie Fouser

Kinesiology 2024

Vitalina Fuentes-Aguilar
Vitalina Fuentes-Aguilar

Kinesiology 2023

Ben Gaynes
Ben Gaynes

Kinesiology 2023

Carly Hummer
Carly Hummer

Kinesiology 2022

Megan Jackson
Megan Jackson

Kinesiology 2024

Evalyn Kim
Evalyn Kim

Kinesiology 2022

Bridgette Lawing
Bridgette Lawing

Kinesiology 2024

Ayanna Millner
Ayanna Millner

Kinesiology 2023

Nathan Preston
Nathan Preston

Kinesiology 2024

Roxy Robinson
Roxy Robinson

Biology 2024

Liz Wombacher
Liz Wombacher

Kinesiology 2022

Katie McLaughin
Katie McLaughin

Kinesiology 2024

Intern Alumni

More than 60 student medical fitness trainers, or “interns”, from the University of Virginia have been trained in 6 years (2016–22). 98% of FCAP student interns go on to study at the graduate level, predominately in physical therapy, with some in medicine and occupational therapy. The majority finish in the top 5–10% of their class.

Photos by Jack Looney Photography

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