Sabrina M. Woodlief, B.S.
Sabrina M. Woodlief, B.S.Research Analyst
Sabrina coordinates the ongoing clinical trials at SRF and works to maintain integrity of the data by ensuring good clinical practices and adherence to study protocols. She is also responsible for the delivery of our current educational initiatives, including serving as the Associate Editor of the Journal of the Spinal Research Foundation. Sabrina also serves as the System Administrator for SpineOnline, our web-based research platform, providing ongoing support to both patients and providers.

Two things I can’t live without: Travel and puppy kisses…in no particular order. 😀

Best restaurant I ever ate at: I look for outdoor seating, the menu in a foreign language, and a server that will order me their favorite dish! My most recent favorite was in Santa Marta, Colombia – a Mediterranean-style restaurant with local Colombian-flare. If you ever get a chance to indulge at Ouzo’s, the Midia Saganaki (mussels in white wine and sheep’s milk cheese sauce) is a must!

Favorite holiday: Independence Day – When I was a child, I thought that my parents gathered hundreds of people, no matter where we were on vacation that year, all for my birthday weekend (July 5). I was sorely disappointed when I realized it wasn’t my birthday everyone was celebrating – it was America’s!

What one word describes me best: Compassionate

I most admire: Selflessness

Best advice received: If (your current problem) is the worst thing that is happening in your life right now, you’re doing just fine. (Thanks, Mom!)

In my spare time, I like to: Paint, practice yoga, learn Spanish, participate in Toastmasters, create wire jewelry, rock climb, fossil hunt, foster dogs, and take dance lessons.

One thing that most people don’t know about me: I can say my alphabet backwards!

Jessie Oplak, B.A.
Jessie Oplak, B.A.Events & Development Manager
Jessica coordinates all community events for the Spinal Research Foundation, with a focus on our We’ve Got Your Back race, promoting empowerment and patient advocacy. She also manages our social media initiatives, educating the public and engaging site visitors with the work of the Foundation. Additionally, Jessica develops meaningful relationships with donors and patients alike, executes e-communications campaigns, and coordinates fundraising efforts in order to reach our yearly financial goals.

Two things I can’t live without: Family and friends. So cliché, but so true!

Best restaurant I ever ate at: I can’t pick a favorite restaurant, but something I always crave is a chicken souvlaki from Dave Taverna near JMU in Harrisonburg, VA.

Favorite holiday: Christmas. I never get tired of the music!

What one word describes me best: Empathetic.

I most admire: Really artsy people. My Grandpap was a phenomenal artist and I am still blown away when I look at his paintings.

Best advice received: “Do what makes you happy. Life is too short” – Dad

In my spare time, I like to: Visit museums, take dance lessons, and cook.

One thing that most people don’t know about me: I once spent an entire afternoon trying to learn the whole Thriller dance. Don’t ask me to do it.

Henry Copeland
Henry Copeland Bookkeeper
Henry maintains SRF’s financial records by establishing accounts, tracking transactions, and ensuring legal requirements compliance. He diligently reconciles SRF’s accounts to ensure their accuracy and maintains an orderly accounting filing system.

Favorite place in the entire world: Italy

Two things I can’t live without: Family and fast food – yum!

Favorite holiday: Christmas.

What one word describes me best: Determined.

I most admire: Our armed forces.

Best advice received: Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic.

In my spare time, I like to: Fish, read, and watch/play golf!

One thing that most people don’t know about me: I have an identical twin brother.