Bio for HGI NewsletterOrganization- HGI is a non-profit; its activities are governed by its Board of Directors. Initially HGI’s activities were overseen by two directors; a third and fourth director were later added. The current directors are prepared to add additional directors to the Board when persons are available who can assist in furthering the goals and activities of HGI. The current Board of Directors of HGI consists of the four directors. They handle all matters relating to HGI. The number and identity of the directors is determined by the Board of Directors. Once designated, each director serves until he or she dies, resigns, is removed by the other directors, or otherwise ceases to serve.
Current Board of Directors of HGI
President, Treasurer and Director
Marny Eulberg, M.D. – Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Dr. Eulberg has practiced as a family medicine physician since 1977 years and founded and has been medical director of a Post Polio Clinic since 1985. A polio survivor since 1950 with residual weakness in her entire left leg, Dr. Eulberg has used multiple designs of leg braces for about 35 years. She has been an enthusiastic Dynamic Bracing Solutions brace wearer since 2004. Her education includes a B.S. in clinical laboratory technology from South Dakota State University, an M.D. from the University of Arizona, and completion of a Family Medicine Residency at Mercy Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Now semi-retired, in addition to her work with HGI, she is a member of the Board of Directors of Post-Polio Health International.
Secretary and Director
Margaret Hinman – Westminster, Colorado
Prior to her retirement in 2000, Mrs. Hinman was a junior high/middle school counselor for over 30 years. Since retirement, she has engaged in volunteer work for several organizations, including being a member of the Easter Seals Post-Polio Council and editor of Colorado Post-Polio Connections newsletter from August 2006 to November 2010. A polio survivor since 1953, Mrs. Hinman has been dependent on a leg brace for mobility since then. She now uses DBS after having used the gamut of other bracing technology over the years. Her education includes an A.B. in Political Science from Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. in 1964, an M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado in 1970, and an Ed.S. in K-12 Guidance and Counseling from the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado in 1974.
James B. (“Jim”) Dean – Denver, Colorado
A retired attorney since 2010, Mr. Dean practiced law as a business attorney for nearly 45 years with experience that included health care, nonprofit organizations, business finance and cooperative organizations. A polio survivor since 1944, he utilizes DBS for stability and balance, having turned to it after an unsatisfactory experience with a conventional bracing system. Mr. Dean’s education includes a B.A. in History from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, in 1962; and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1965.
Karla Stromberger – Napa, California.
Prior to retiring in 2006, Ms. Stromberger practiced as a physical therapist for 39 years, 30 of which were were with infants and preschoolers with disabilities and their families. In addition to her work with HGI, she participates in the San Francisco Bay Area Polio Survivors Group. She was declared to have “full” recovery from polio which she contracted in 1953. When post-polio syndrome began for her, she used a knee orthosis and a standard AFO. She has used DBS AFO and KAFO since 2009. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, in 1967.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80130
As a polio survivor (1952), I would like to utilize the skills that I have developed through work and volunteer activities to find ways to improve the quality of life of those of us impacted by musculo-skeletal limitations.
I had a 42-year career with John Deere and have extensive experience in accounting, finance, and operations. I am a CPA and have a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA (finance emphasis).
I believe that my greatest strength is my ability to work cooperatively with others from different disciplines and backgrounds to accomplish complex objectives.
I have been married for 32 years (Lisa) and we have two adult sons (Jonathan and Ryan)