Through Education, Fellowship, and Research programs, we are the source for musculoskeletal health


The ROC Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3. The Foundation operates within Reno Orthopaedic Clinic in downtown Reno and oversees activity in orthopaedic research, education, and community outreach. Each area has its own goals and objectives, and we work together with other community leaders to be the source for musculoskeletal health in our region.

About Us


The ROC Foundation was founded by Dr. Timothy J. Bray after he published the book series “Techniques in Fracture Fixation”. Dr. Bray wanted the royalties from the series to go back into the field of orthopaedics, and it was his hope that creating a 501(c) 3 would provide an opportunity for expansion of education for medical students and for our community.

In 2006, a small group of orthopaedic surgeons developed Nevada’s first orthopaedic trauma fellowship program. The fellowship was announced at the 2007 annual Orthopaedic Trauma Association meeting and our first fellow began in 2010.

Since then, we have gone through a dramatic growth spurt! We provide:

– the only post-graduate fellowship training in foot & ankle and arthroplasty in northern Nevada

– the only orthopaedic trauma fellowship in the state.

– educational programs for hundreds of Washoe County students from  elementary school students to residents.

– Dozens of clinical research trials to improve orthopaedic care for northern Nevadans

– Access to care for uninsured or under-insured community members

Our Mission

It is our mission to improve musculoskeletal health through comprehensive education, fellowship, and research programs.

We believe that every person should receive the best care possible, and should have access to health information to empower and educate themselves to help live happier and healthier lives.

Meet the Board

Timothy Bray, M.D.
2010 – Present
Timothy J. Bray was educated at the University of California, Irvine, San Diego, and San Francisco. He completed an Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship at the University of California Davis Medical Center and joined the full-time Davis faculty for 6 years prior to joining the Reno Orthopaedic Clinic in 1987. He was Director of Orthopaedic Trauma at University of California at Davis (UCD) from 1983 to 1987.

He currently is a Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCD Medical Center and maintains a clinical affiliation with the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Bray is active in multiple national and international orthopaedic surgery organizations, he teaches orthopaedic residents and students, and is an examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Bray is currently the Director of Orthopaedic Trauma Services at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nevada. He has multiple peer-reviewed scientific publications including the article describing the development of Northern Nevada’s trauma system. Dr. Bray is the Fellowship Director for the Reno Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship.

Gregory Lundeen, M.D.
2010 – Present
Dr. Lundeen received his medical degree from the University of Utah and completed his orthopaedic residency at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. His subspecialty training in foot and ankle surgery included fellowships in Sydney, Australia and Oakland, California. He has advanced training in total ankle joint replacement and has specialty training in limb and joint preservation for patients facing possible amputation. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Lundeen is the Co-Fellowship Director of the UCD/ROC Foot & Ankle Fellowship alongside UC Davis’ Dr. Eric Giza.

Lisa Mead
2010 – Present
Lisa Mead has been in healthcare administration for 30 years including academic medicine, large group practice, and a large regional medical center. She completed her bachelors in Biology from the University of Wyoming and her MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno. She is a member of the AAOE and MGMA and serves on committees for the OrthoForum and AAOE. Mrs. Mead has been published in several areas, including group practice, orthopaedic practice management, and orthopaedic trauma.

Eric Boyden, M.D.
2010 – Present
Dr. Boyden graduated from Williams College in 1984 and received his medical degree from the University of Nevada, School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He has been practicing at the Reno Orthopaedic Clinic since 1993. As a faculty member at the University of Nevada, Reno, Dr. Boyden has taught many aspiring medical students.He focuses on adult reconstruction and joint replacement. Since 1993 he has performed over 3,000 joint replacement and revision cases. He is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dr. Boyden is the Co-Fellowship Director of the Tahoe Arthroplasty Fellowship alongside Carson City’s Dr. Michael Ries.

Sanjai Shukla, M.D.
2010 – Present
A native Nevadan and proud graduate of Galena High School, Dr. Shukla received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina. His orthopaedic residency and a fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery were completed at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Shukla is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a candidate member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS). He has published award-winning research in the field of orthopaedic surgery.

Meet the Staff

Sara DePaoli, MA
Foundation Director
A native Minnesotan, Mrs. DePaoli fell in love with nonprofits at an early age. Inspired by the amazing work being done at the Mayo Clinic, Mrs. DePaoli quickly developed a deep passion for helping others. This resolve stuck with her through her education and led to her work as a music therapist at University of Minnesota and University Hospitals Case Medical Center, the American Cancer Society, Note-Able Music Therapy Services, and the University of Nevada, Reno. She has given clinics and podium and poster presentations on music therapy, community education, program development, and non-profit management at a range of conferences and has been published for her research in acute mental health and bone marrow transplant. In 2011, Mrs. DePaoli relocated to Reno to continue her work in nonprofits and has been exploring the Sierra Nevadas ever since.

Janice Ta
Clinical Research Assistant

Janice was born and raised in northern Nevada along with being a University of Nevada, Reno alumna. She has a strong background in behavior analysis and clinical psychology with years of research experience. She works closely with current University of Nevada, Reno faculty and graduate students in various sub-topics of psychology research and has presented research at state and national conferences.  Janice has also been a teaching assistant for etiology of trauma, honors psychology, and organizational behavior management classes. With heavy experience in research and instruction, she hopes to one day attend graduate school for organization behavior management to provide interventions regarding the reduction of medical errors in healthcare.

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Gayle Blevins, CCRC
Clinical Research Manager

Gayle has been in research for over 20 years and has completed over 50 clinical research trials. Her back ground includes orthopedics, infectious disease, OBGYN, dermatology, cancer, plastics and spine.  She feels that being on the cutting edge of research and technology is her calling in life. Gayle enjoys working with the medical student s from the University of Nevada, Reno.  She feels very grateful that she has been afforded the opportunity to share her experience with the next generation of researchers.  The ability to participate in the care of our future generations is the cornerstone of research which will eventually lead to a healthier population in each succeeding generation.  Sparking that interest in our future medical professionals is an incomparable feeling.

Gayle is a native Nevadan who graduated from Truckee Meadows Community College in 2009.  She is currently attending the University of Nevada and will graduate on December 8th with a degree in General Studies with a double minor in social work and substance abuse counseling.  She plans to continue on in the Master’s program in clinical research.

In her spare time Gayle and her husband have a hobby farm, spending as much time outside as possible. They raise chickens, geese, goats, Neopolitan Mastiffs and Great Dane’s.


Jeffery Webb
Clinical Research Assistant

Mr. Webb has a passion for medical research and technology. Working from mice and rats to primates and humans, Jeff has worked to understand the ins-and-outs of Clinical Research and keep up with new developments in biotechnology.

Jeff is a native Nevadan and University of Nevada, Reno alumnus, with an educational background in Neuroscience and Computer science.  Mr. Webb hopes to one day combine his passions and help further our research in brain controlled prosthetics and quality of life for disabled persons.  Outside of work, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family and working on cars.