Meet Our Coaches
Stan Maddox, CHC, PRT
Rehab and Beyond Non-Profit Founder & CEO, Coach Stan Maddox, is a certified health coach and physical rehabilitative trainer specializing in stroke and brain injury continuum care. He is a native of Atlanta, Ga who is a married father of two children. Coach Stan is the Creative Director of the National Stroke and Brain Injury Continuum Care program, which combines physical rehabilitation, medical exercise and physician backed health coaching to improve the quality of life for stroke and brain injury survivors. His program also benefits cancer survivors and survivors from multiple conditions.
Coach Stan is a public speaker, and also the author of the book entitled, “Make Me Healthy, Make Me happy.” His favorite hobbies are mixed martial arts training, weightlifting, and running. He has been a health and wellness expert for over 15 years.
“Through education and experience, my skill sets were formed. My mission is to better each and every life that I come in contact with…” -Coach Stan
Keenan Whitesides is a neurological physical therapist at Emory specializing in rehabilitation of clients with stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), Concussion, and other neurological conditions. She majored in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology at Emory University and completed her physical therapy doctorate education at Duke University. She completed her residency in Neurology at Emory University and currently works in the Emory Brain Health Center at located at Executive Park.
Whitesides is the first rehabilitative coach to complete and receive certification from the Rehab and Beyond National Stroke and Brain Injury Continuum Care program created by founding organizer Coach Stan Maddox. Within her role, Whitesides will guide and coach recipients of the Rehabilitative Training Scholarship.
When she isn’t strengthening our stroke and brain injury communities, she loves hiking, puzzling, and reading. She can often be found in one of the local Georgia State parks snapping some nature photos or summiting the highest mountain she can find. Whitesides is originally from Wilmington, NC and currently lives in downtown Atlanta.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
― Maya Angelou