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photo of men in wheelchairs playing a gameProject INVEST has served injured, ill and wounded military by offering adaptive sports and activities at various venues and locations through North Texas.

We serve disabled military, both active duty and veterans, with a permanent physical disability such as amputations, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, visual impairments, and significant nerve and muscle damage.

Who We Are

Ronald (Ron) Davis, PhD, CAPE 

Dr. Davis has over 30 years' experience in Adapted Physical Activity and Disability Sport. He has conducted athlete training camps for the US Paralympic teams in preparation for South Korea, Barcelona, and Atlanta. He was the 1996 Director of Athlete Classification for the Atlanta Paralympic Games. Dr. Davis was a professor at Ball State University for 20 years, and currently works at Texas Woman's University in Denton in Adapted Physical Education and Activity. Project INVEST was created with help from the US Paralympics and the VA through funding of Olympic Opportunity Grant. Project INVEST's mission is to serve those who have served by building strength through sport and confidence through competition.

rdavis@projectinvest.net


Michelle Enos, ABD, MS, CAPE

Michelle has a Masters in Adapted Physical Education from Texas Womans University in Denton, is a certified adapted physical educator, and has an elementary physical education teacher certification. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Adapted Physical Activity at Texas Womans University in Denton. Michelle's interest and research area focuses on the role of sport in the lives of wounded, injured, and ill military personnel. While completing her Ph.D., Michelle is an undergraduate instructor in Kinesiology at TWU. In 2012 Michelle traveled to the Paralympic Games in London as a part of a reserch and writing team for the journal PALAESTRA. She is also a National Paralympic Athletics Classifier and National Paralympic Athletics Official.

menos@projectinvest.net


Jonna Belanger, MS

Jonna has a Masters in Adapted Physical Education from Texas Womans University in Denton. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Adapted Physical Activity at Texas Woman's University in Denton.  Jonna has taught undergraduate Kinesiology courses at TWU. Jonna worked for 2 years as an exercise physiologist at The Heart Hospital Baylor of Plano. She is also a National Paralympic Athletics Classifier and National Paralympic Athletics Official.

jbelanger@projectinvest.net


Gwang-Yon Hwang, ABD, MS, Aquatics Activity Specialist

Gwang-Yon has a Master's Degree in Exercise Science, with a specialization in Exercise Prescription and Therapy and is currently pursuing a PhD in Adapted Physical Activity at Texas Woman's University in Denton.  Gwang-Yon is a South Korean military veteran with a disability.  He has worked at Seoul Community Rehabilitation Center as a teacher for three years and has taught aquatic exercise, aquatic rehabilitation exercise, and special swimming for children and adults with disabilities, pregnant, and elderly women.  Gwang-Yon teaches undergraduate adapted physical activity courses at Texas Woman's University.

ghwang@projectinvest.net

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