Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2019 A Mobile App to Promote Adapted Exercise and Social Networking for People With Physical Disabilities: Usability Study.Jmir Formative Research.  3:e11689. 2019
2019 Rationale and design of a Scale-Up Project Evaluating Responsiveness to Home Exercise and Lifestyle Tele-Health (SUPER-HEALTH) in people with physical/mobility disabilities: A type 1 hybrid design effectiveness trialBMJ Open.  9. 2019
2019 The Effects of M2M and Adapted Yoga on Physical and Psychosocial Outcomes in People With Multiple SclerosisArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  100:391-400. 2019
2019 Comparing the Convergent and Concurrent Validity of the Dynamic Gait Index with the Berg Balance Scale in People with Multiple Sclerosis.Healthcare.  7. 2019
2018 Characteristics of adults with neurologic disability recruited for exercise trials: A secondary analysisAdapted Physical Activity Quarterly.  35:476-497. 2018
2018 Rationale and design of the tele-exercise and multiple sclerosis (TEAMS) study: A comparative effectiveness trial between a clinic- and home-based telerehabilitation intervention for adults with multiple sclerosis (MS) living in the deep southControlled Clinical Trials.  71:186-193. 2018
2018 Teams (Tele-exercise and multiple sclerosis), a tailored telerehabilitation mhealth app: Participant-centered development and usability studyJMIR mHealth and uHealth.  6. 2018
2018 Emerging trends in health promotion for people with disabilitiesInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  15. 2018
2018 Correction to: Evidence-based scientific exercise guidelines for adults with spinal cord injury: an update and a new guideline (Spinal Cord, (2018), 56, 4, (308-321), 10.1038/s41393-017-0017-3)Spinal Cord.  56:1114. 2018
2018 Evidence-based scientific exercise guidelines for adults with spinal cord injury: An update and a new guidelineSpinal Cord.  56:308-321. 2018
2018 Response to correspondence from the ESSA Statement authorsSpinal Cord.  56:409-411. 2018
2018 Methodological and clinical implications of a three-in-one Russian doll design for tracking health trajectories and improving health and function through innovative exercise treatments in adults with disabilityBMC Medical Research Methodology.  18. 2018
2018 Reported gum disease as a cardiovascular risk factor in adults with intellectual disabilitiesJournal of Intellectual Disability Research.  62:187-198. 2018
2018 Sustainability of exercise intervention outcomes among people with disabilities: a secondary review.Disability and Rehabilitation.  1-12. 2018
2017 Low levels of physical activity and sedentary behavior in adults with intellectual disabilitiesInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  14. 2017
2017 How a diverse research ecosystem has generated new rehabilitation technologies: Review of NIDILRR's Rehabilitation Engineering Research CentersJournal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.  14. 2017
2017 POWERS forID : Personalized Online Weight and Exercise Response System for Individuals with Intellectual Disability: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trialTrials.  18. 2017
2017 Current Trends in Exercise Intervention Research, Technology, and Behavioral Change Strategies for People with Disabilities: A Scoping ReviewAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  96:748-761. 2017
2017 Design and validation of a low cost, high-capacity weighing device for wheelchair users and bariatricsAssistive Technology: The Offical Journal of RESNA.  29:61-67. 2017
2017 Fitness facilities still lack accessibility for people with disabilitiesDisability and Health Journal.  10:214-221. 2017
2017 Equity in active living for people with disabilities: Less talk and more actionPreventive Medicine.  95:S154-S156. 2017
2017 Framing new pathways in transformative exercise for individuals with existing and newly acquired disabilityDisability and Rehabilitation.  39:173-180. 2017
2016 Predictors of Obesity in a US Sample of High School Adolescents With and Without DisabilitiesJournal of School Health.  86:803-812. 2016
2016 A systematic review of review articles addressing factors related to physical activity participation among children and adults with physical disabilitiesHealth Psychology Review.  10:478-494. 2016
2016 Active Videogaming in Youth with Physical Disability: Gameplay and EnjoymentGames for Health Journal.  5:333-341. 2016
2016 Navigation of a virtual exercise environment with Microsoft Kinect by people post-stroke or with cerebral palsyAssistive Technology: The Offical Journal of RESNA.  28:225-232. 2016
2016 Technology for children with brain injury and motor disability: ExecutIVe summary from research summit IVPediatric Physical Therapy.  28:483-489. 2016
2016 Bending the Arc of Exercise and Recreation Technology Toward People With DisabilitiesArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  97:S247-S251. 2016
2016 Teleexercise for Persons With Spinal Cord Injury: A Mixed-Methods Feasibility Case Series.JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies.  3:e8. 2016
2016 A new framework and practice center for adapting, translating, and scaling evidence-based health/wellness programs for people with disabilitiesJournal of Neurologic Physical Therapy.  40:107-114. 2016
2016 Perspectives on Active Video Gaming as a New Frontier in Accessible Physical Activity for Youth With Physical DisabilitiesPhysical Therapy.  96:521-532. 2016
2016 A Call to Action: Building a Translational Inclusion Team Science in Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Management for Children with Disabilities.Frontiers in Public Health.  4:164. 2016
2015 Development of a community health inclusion index: An evaluation tool for improving inclusion of people with disabilities in community health initiativesBMC Public Health.  15. 2015
2015 Development of the Barriers to Physical Activity Questionnaire for People with Mobility ImpairmentsDisability and Health Journal.  8:547-556. 2015
2015 Availability of State-Based Obesity Surveillance Data on High School Students with Disabilities in the United StatesMaternal and Child Health Journal.  19:1152-1161. 2015
2015 Development of the Barriers to Physical Activity Questionnaire for People with Mobility ImpairmentsDisability and Health Journal2015
2015 Exploratory Study Examining Clinical Measures of Adiposity Risk for Predicting Obesity in Adolescents with Physical DisabilitiesAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  94:585-594. 2015
2015 Physical activity and the association with self-reported impairments, walking limitations, fear of falling, and incidence of falls in persons with late effects of polioJournal of Aging and Physical Activity.  23:425-432. 2015
2015 Relationship Between Physical Activity, Knee Muscle Strength, and Gait Performance in Persons With Late Effects of PolioPM&R.  7:236-244. 2015
2014 GRAIDs: A framework for closing the gap in the availability of health promotion programs and interventions for people with disabilitiesImplementation Science.  9. 2014
2014 Obesity and associated factors in adults with intellectual disabilityJournal of Intellectual Disability Research.  58:851-863. 2014
2014 Physical activity in persons with late effects of polio: A descriptive studyDisability and Health Journal.  7:302-308. 2014
2013 Video telehealth for weight maintenance of African-American womenJournal of Telemedicine and Telecare.  19:266-272. 2013
2013 Telehealth weight management intervention for adults with physical disabilities: A randomized controlled trialAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  92:1084-1094. 2013
2013 Building the crossroad between inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation and lifelong community-based fitness for people with neurologic disabilityJournal of Neurologic Physical Therapy.  37:72-77. 2013
2012 Getting beyond the plateau: Bridging the gap between rehabilitation and community-based exercisePM&R.  4:857-861. 2012
2012 Prevalence of falls and risk factors in adults with intellectual disabilityAmerican Journal of Mental Retardation.  117:442-454. 2012
2012 Feasibility of Using Active Video Gaming as a Means for Increasing Energy Expenditure in Three Nonambulatory Young Adults With DisabilitiesPM&R.  4:569-573. 2012
2012 Built environment instruments for walkability, bikeability, and recreation: Disability and universal design relevant?Disability and Health Journal.  5:87-101. 2012
2012 Effects of disability-associated low energy expenditure deconditioning syndromeExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews.  40:22-29. 2012
2012 Physical activity for people with disabilitiesLancet.  380:193-195. 2012
2011 A conceptual model for identifying, preventing, and managing secondary conditions in people with disabilitiesPhysical Therapy.  91:1728-1739. 2011
2011 Promoting inclusive community-based obesity prevention programs for children and adolescents with disabilities:the why and howChildhood Obesity.  7:177-184. 2011
2011 Effects of exercise on quality of life in stroke survivors: A meta-analysisStroke.  42:832-837. 2011
2011 Obesity and overweight prevalence among adolescents with disabilitiesPreventing Chronic Disease.  8. 2011
2011 Building a future in disability and public healthDisability and Health Journal.  4:6-11. 2011
2011 Prevalence of obesity-related chronic health conditions in overweight adolescents with disabilitiesResearch in Developmental Disabilities.  32:280-288. 2011
2010 Barrier removal in increasing physical activity levels in obese African American women with disabilitiesJournal of Women's Health.  19:1869-1876. 2010
2010 Obesity and obesity-related secondary conditions in adolescents with intellectual/developmental disabilitiesJournal of Intellectual Disability Research.  54:787-794. 2010
2010 Project Shake-It-Up: Using health promotion, capacity building and a disability studies framework to increase self efficacyDisability and Rehabilitation.  32:741-754. 2010
2010 Exercise intervention research on persons with disabilities: What we know and where we need to goAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  89:249-263. 2010
2009 Guidelines and criteria for the implementation of community-based health promotion programs for individuals with disabilitiesAmerican Journal of Health Promotion.  24:93-101. 2009
2009 A randomized controlled trial to increase physical activity and reduce obesity in a predominantly African American group of women with mobility disabilities and severe obesityPreventive Medicine.  48:473-479. 2009
2009 A Preliminary Study to Examine the Effects of Aerobic and Therapeutic (Nonaerobic) Exercise on Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Coronary Risk Reduction in Stroke SurvivorsArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  90:407-412. 2009
2008 Barriers associated with exercise and community access for individuals with strokeJournal of Rehabilitation Research and Development.  45:315-322. 2008
2008 Physical activity for youth with disabilities: A critical need in an underserved populationPediatric Rehabilitation.  11:141-148. 2008
2008 Environmental Barriers to and Availability of Healthy Foods for People With Mobility Disabilities Living in Urban and Suburban NeighborhoodsArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  89:2174-2179. 2008
2008 Objective measures of neighborhood environment and self-reported physical activity in spinal cord injured menArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  89:1468-1473. 2008
2008 A conceptual framework for improving the accessibility of fitness and recreation facilities for people with disabilitiesJournal of Physical Activity and Health.  5:158-168. 2008
2008 Health Promotion for People With Disabilities: Implications for Empowering the Person and Promoting Disability-Friendly EnvironmentsAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.  2:409-420. 2008
2007 Promotion of physical fitness and prevention of secondary conditions for children with cerebral palsy: Section on pediatrics research summit proceedingsPhysical Therapy.  87:1495-1510. 2007
2007 Physical activity among adults with a disability - United States, 2005MMWR : Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report.  56:1021-1024. 2007
2007 Different Risk Factor Patterns for Metabolic Syndrome in Men With Spinal Cord Injury Compared With Able-Bodied Men Despite Similar Prevalence RatesArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  88:1198-1204. 2007
2007 Effects of High-Intensity Endurance and Resistance Exercise on HIV Metabolic Abnormalities: A Pilot StudyBiological Research For Nursing.  8:177-185. 2007
2007 Obesity and Secondary Conditions in Adolescents with Disabilities: Addressing the Needs of an Underserved PopulationJournal of Adolescent Health.  41:224-229. 2007
2006 Building inclusive physical activity communities for people with vision lossJournal of Visual Impairment and Blindness.  100:863-865. 2006
2006 Use of the ICF in identifying factors that impact participation in physical activity/rehabilitation among people with disabilitiesDisability and Rehabilitation.  28:1087-1095. 2006
2006 Best practices for physical activity programs and behavior counseling in older adult populationsEuropean Review of Aging and Physical Activity.  3:34-42. 2006
2006 Future directions in exercise and recreation technology for people with spinal cord injury and other disabilities: Perspectives from the rehabilitation engineering research center on recreational technologies and exercise physiology for people with disabilitiesTopics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.  11:82. 2006
2006 Obesity and intellectual disabilityMental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews.  12:22-27. 2006
2005 Aerobic exercise training in stroke survivorsTopics in Stroke Rehabilitation.  12:17-30. 2005
2005 Accessibility of health clubs for people with mobility disabilities and visual impairmentsAmerican Journal of Public Health.  95:2022-2028. 2005
2005 Cardiovascular endurance and heart rate variability in adolescents with type 1 or type 2 diabetesBiological Research For Nursing.  7:16-29. 2005
2005 Obesity prevalence among a group of Chicago residents with disabilitiesArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  86:1461-1464. 2005
2005 Promoting physical activity among older peopleGenerations.  29:54-59. 2005
2005 Shake-It-Up: Health promotion and capacity building for people with spinal cord injuries and related neurological disabilitiesDisability and Rehabilitation.  27:185-190. 2005
2005 Exercise and physical activity in persons aging with a physical disabilityPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America.  16:41-56. 2005
2005 Best practices for physical activity programs and behavior counseling in older adult populationsJournal of Aging and Physical Activity.  13:61-74. 2005
2005 The conspicuous absence of people with disabilities in public fitness and recreation facilities: Lack of interest or lack of access?American Journal of Health Promotion.  19:327-329. 2005
2004 Physical activity programs and behavior counseling in older adult populationsMedicine and science in sports.  36:1997-2003. 2004
2004 Development and validation of AIMFREE: Accessibility Instruments Measuring Fitness and Recreation EnvironmentsDisability and Rehabilitation.  26:1087-1095. 2004
2004 Physical activity participation among persons with disabilities: Barriers and facilitatorsAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  26:419-425. 2004
2004 Attitudinal and Psychosocial Outcomes of a Fitness and Health Education Program on Adults with Down SyndromeAmerican Journal of Mental Retardation.  109:175-185+195. 2004
2004 Improvements in Physical Fitness in Adults with Down SyndromeAmerican Journal of Mental Retardation.  109:165-174+195. 2004
2004 Nutritional Status and Risk Factors for Chronic Disease in Urban-Dwelling Adults with Down SyndromeAmerican Journal of Mental Retardation.  109:186-193+196. 2004
2003 Aerobic Exercise Equipment Preferences among Older Adults: A Preliminary InvestigationJournal of Outcome Measurement.  4:43-58. 2003
2003 Barriers and supports for exercise participation among adults with down syndromeJournal of Gerontological Social Work.  38:161-178. 2003
2002 Exercise training for African Americans with disabilities residing in difficult social environmentsAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  23:290-295. 2002
2002 Determinants of exercise in adults with cerebral palsyPublic Health Nursing.  19:223-231. 2002
2002 Feasibility of a Health Promotion Intervention for a Group of Predominantly African American Women With Type 2 DiabetesDiabetes Educator.  28:571-580. 2002
2002 Health promotion for individuals with disabilities: The need for a transitional model in service deliveryDisease Management and Health Outcomes.  10:337-343. 2002
2002 Health promotion for people with physical, cognitive, and sensory disabilities: An emerging national priorityAmerican Journal of Health Promotion.  16:220-224. 2002
2001 A new measure for assessing the physical activity behaviors of persons with disabilities and chronic health conditions: The physical activity and disability surveyAmerican Journal of Health Promotion.  16:34-45. 2001
2001 Physical fitness levels of persons with cerebral palsyDevelopmental Medicine and Child Neurology.  43:208-212. 2001
2001 Prediction of maximal heart rate in individuals with mental retardationMedicine and science in sports.  33:1655-1660. 2001
2000 Effects of a short-term health promotion intervention for a predominantly African-American group of stroke survivorsAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  18:332-338. 2000
2000 Barriers to exercise in African American women with physical disabilitiesArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  81:182-188. 2000
2000 Effects of pacing vs. Nonpacing on a one-mile walk test in adults with mental retardationAdapted Physical Activity Quarterly.  17:413-420. 2000
2000 Exercise training in a predominantly African-American group of stroke survivorsMedicine and science in sports.  32:1990-1996. 2000
2000 Postural balance and self-reported exercise in older adultsAdapted Physical Activity Quarterly.  17:69-77. 2000
1999 Health promotion for people with disabilities: The emerging paradigm shift from disability prevention to prevention of secondary conditionsPhysical Therapy.  79:495-502. 1999
1999 Physical activity patterns of African-American women with physical disabilitiesMedicine and science in sports.  31:613-618. 1999
1998 A health promotion program for stroke survivorsTopics in Stroke Rehabilitation.  5:30-44. 1998
1998 Overweight prevalence in persons with Down syndromeMental Retardation- American Association on Mental Retardation.  36:175-181. 1998
1997 A survey of exercise programs in senior living facilities in the State of IllinoisJournal of Aging and Physical Activity.  5:262-272. 1997
1997 Effects of an aerobic activity program on the cholesterol levels of adolescentsResearch Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.  68:74-79. 1997
1997 Feasibility of the target aerobic movement test in children and adolescents with spina bifidaAdapted Physical Activity Quarterly.  14:147-155. 1997
1996 Cardiorespiratory capacity of individuals with mental retardation including Down syndromeMedicine and science in sports.  28:366-371. 1996
1996 Research on physical activity and disability: An emerging national priorityMedicine and science in sports.  28:1366-1372. 1996
1995 Comparison of body composition between german and american adults with mental retardationMedicine and science in sports.  27:1439-1443. 1995
1995 Health characteristics and behaviors of adults with mental retardation residing in three living arrangementsResearch in Developmental Disabilities.  16:489-499. 1995
1995 Measurement of physical self-efficacy in an elderly populationClinical Kinesiology.  49:58-63. 1995
1994 Cardiovascular risk factor levels in adults with mental retardationAmerican Journal of Mental Retardation.  98:510-518. 1994
1994 A preliminary study of misclassificationResearch Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.  65:382-385. 1994
1994 Congruence of three risk indices for obesity in a population of adults with mental retardationAdapted Physical Activity Quarterly.  11:396-403. 1994
1994 Relationship between physical fitness levels and attitudes toward physical education in a visually impaired populationClinical Kinesiology.  48:29-32. 1994
1994 Validation of the rockport fitness walking test for adults with mental retardationMedicine and science in sports.  26:95-102. 1994
1993 Physical Fitness and Adults with Mental Retardation: An Overview of Current Research and Future DirectionsSports Medicine.  16:23-56. 1993
1993 Prevalence of obesity in adults with mental retardation: Implications for health promotion and disease preventionMental Retardation- American Association on Mental Retardation.  31:105-110. 1993
1992 Blood lipid and percent body fat levels in Down Syndrome versus non-DS persons with mental retardationAdapted Physical Activity Quarterly.  9:123-129. 1992
1992 Cardiovascular fitness programming for adults with mental retardation: Translating research into practiceAdapted Physical Activity Quarterly.  9:237-248. 1992
1991 Effects of a resistance training program on adults with mental retardationAdapted Physical Activity Quarterly.  8:146-153. 1991
1990 Flexibility and strength exercises for persons with arthritisClinical Kinesiology.  44:90-96. 1990
1990 The role of the kinesiotherapist in counseling disabled persons on blood cholesterolClinical Kinesiology.  44:18-21. 1990
1989 An exercise prescription for persons with arthritisClinical Kinesiology.  43:20-23. 1989
1989 Gross motor development in preschool children with learning disabilitiesAdapted Physical Activity Quarterly.  6:268-279. 1989
1987 Accuracy of anthropometric equations for estimating body composition of mentally retarded adultsAmerican journal of mental deficiency.  91:626-632. 1987
1982 The physical working capacity of learning disabled childrenAmerican corrective therapy journal.  36:133-134. 1982

Chapter

Year Title Altmetric
2016 Health promotion.  1087-1103. 2016
2012 Physical activity for people with disabilities.  1435-1456. 2012
2011 Stroke.  2-18. 2011

Principal Investigator On

  • Scale-Up of an Innovative, Evidence-Based Movement 2-Music (M2M) Intervention for Adults with Physical/Mobility Disability  awarded by Administration for Community Living/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • RERC On Exercise And Recreational Technologies For People With Disabilities (RECTECH IV)  awarded by Administration for Community Living/DHHS 2017 - 2022
  • Comparative Effectiveness Trial Between a Clinic- and Home-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Telerehabilitation Intervention for Adults with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)  awarded by PATIENT CENTERED OUTCOMES RESEARCH INSTITUTE 2016 - 2021
  • Scale Up Evaluation of a Physical Activity Program for Adults with Physical Disability  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2016 - 2021
  • National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability  awarded by CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/DHHS 2016 - 2021
  • Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers  awarded by Administration for Community Living/DHHS 2015 - 2019
  • Disability and Rehabilitation Research Program  awarded by Administration for Community Living/DHHS 2015 - 2019
  • Is a Blended Residential/eHealth Lifestyle Intervention for Improving Cardiovascular Health and Managing Pain in At-Risk Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury More Effective Than An eHealth Program Alone?  awarded by LAKESHORE FOUNDATION 2017 - 2019
  • POWERSforID: A Telehealth Weight Management System for Adults with ID  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (CHICAGO) 2013 - 2018
  • Interactive Exercise Technologies and Exercise Physiology for People with Disabilities  awarded by PARKINSON ASSOCIATION OF ALABAMA 2012 - 2017
  • CATEGORY A: A National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD)  awarded by CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/DHHS 2015 - 2016
  • Disability and Rehabilitation Research Program  awarded by Administration for Community Living/DHHS 2015 - 2016
  • Internet Based System for Managing Obesity in Children with Disabilities  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2016
  • Quad-Rider Accessible Handcycle  awarded by INVOTEK, INC. 2014 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by BRIGHTOUTCOME 2013 - 2016
  • Dose-Response Effects of Transformative Exercise in Improving Health and Function in Adults with Spinal Cord Injury and Multiple Sclerosis  awarded by Department of Education 2013 - 2015
  • Interactive Exercise Technologies and Exercise Physiology for People with Disabilities  awarded by Department of Education 2012 - 2015
  • UAB Obesity Research Project on Prevalence Adaptations and Knowledge Translations in Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities from Diverse Race/Ethnic Backgrounds  awarded by Department of Education 2012 - 2015
  • National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)  awarded by CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/DHHS 2012 - 2015
  • Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Recreational Technologies and Exercise Physiology Benefiting Individuals with Disabilities (RERC RecTech)  awarded by Department of Education 2012 - 2014
  • Development of a Community Health Inclusion Index (CHI)  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (CHICAGO) 2012 - 2014
  • Private Grant  awarded by TKC GLOBAL SOLUTIONS, LLC 2013 - 2014
  • Improving Health Care Quality through Health IT for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities  awarded by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality/DHHS 2012 - 2013
  • Research and Training Center on Disability in the Rural Communities, Year 4  awarded by University of Montana 2012
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Physical Education in Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Texas Woman's University 1982
  • Master of Arts in Exercise Physiology, Ohio State University System : Columbus 1978
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Health and Physical Education / Fitness, City University of New York System : Queens College 1977
  • Full Name

  • James Rimmer