Meet our team

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Bob Kingsbury

CEO/ Founder

After completing high school, Bob studied for 2 years at Cerritos College and one year at CSU Fullerton. During this time, he also attended LA Trade Tech where he gained his Los Angeles Plumbing License. Bob served in the US Army Reserves and was on active duty at Fort Bragg, NC and Fort Lee, VA. Shortly after completing military service, he and his wife Patty and daughter Jennifer moved to B.C. Canada, where he headed an infrastructure project for the Coast Salish First Nation reservation, installing underground water utilities and re-piped and re-plumbed over 75 houses, helping to improve quality of life greatly in their community. During these two years Bob and Patty built their own A Frame house and were blessed with their second daughter Theresa.

Upon returning to California, he worked as a Superintendent/Project Manager overseeing many large projects in the Los Angeles area. Bob then moved onto a General Contracting Company and soon became a Partner in the company managing new and large construction projects. Bob sold his company to Gray Construction in 2001 and stayed on as a manager/consultant for a number of years eventually retiring in 2008. Bob has spent the years following traveling with his family, practicing Tae Kwon Do and enjoying other sports activities with his grandsons AJ and Kalen.

In 2017, Bob served as Executive Producer on a Documentary Film project with Emmy Award Winning Director/Writer and family friend Mark Kirkland. The film is titled Bud’s Odyssey, and tells the epic WWII survival story about his Dad, Robert E Bud Kingsbury. Bud’s Odyssey was shown at over 15 film festivals in the US and Internationally, and received numerous awards. During the making of this film, Bob became acutely aware of his Dad’s struggle with Post Traumatic Stress and how his whole family dealt with it growing up.

Bob had subsequently suffered with chronic insomnia and sought treatment in Neurofeedback/Brain Paint at Dr. DiSiena’s office where he not only found relief from this condition, but also discovered that Brain Paint is a significant and clinically proven treatment for PTS. A partnership then began to help our Vets and First Responders gain healing by free treatments in Brain Paint, nutritional counseling and chiropractic care. Bud’s Odyssey Foundation began in 2017 and has proven to be a catalyst for healing, relief from PTS symptoms and overall health. Bob is supported by an incredible team of dedicated people who truly care about our Vets and First Responders, and share a united vision to give them the healing and quality of life they deserve for serving our country.

Jim Reynolds

Jim Reynolds

Board Member and CFO

After two years of junior college enlisted in the Naval Reserve July 1966. In August 1967 was called to active duty and in November received orders for twelve months service at the Naval Supply Activity in DaNang Vietnam. Upon returning from Vietnam and discharged from active duty, while working in his father’s business attended and graduated from California State University Fullerton with a degree in Business Administration with an Accounting concentration. In 1981, he took control of his father’s business and continued its growth, selling his interest and retiring in late 2017. He has experience with Non-Profit boards having served on two boards in the past. As a Vietnam Vet who suffered from PTSD, he has a passion to help as many Vets as possible find and receive treatment from well-trained qualified professionals at no cost. He and his wife live in Orange County CA have three grown children and 11 grandchildren.

Leah Fleischmann

Leah Fleischmann 

Senior Vice President

I was born in Ft. Lauderdale Florida into a very loving, Christian family and grew up in the beautiful state of Colorado. My father, a Naval Veteran, served in the Korean War. He always had dreams of being a farmer and rancher and saw his dreams come true in the early 70’s when he purchased farmland in Colorado and taught our family a different way of life. I absolutely loved the rural, self-sustaining lifestyle. My mother was a registered nurse and worked into her late 70’s for a medical practice with several physicians. I wanted to be just like her and indeed, followed in her footsteps into the medical field.

Upon graduation from high school, I attended the University of Colorado where I was in the premed program. I was firmly focused on that path to become an emergency room physician until I took an EMT class that was taught by a firefighter. He introduced me to the fire service and paramedicine, and I decided to alter my path in life and pursue the medical field as a civil servant. I served for 32 years with the Los Angeles City Fire Department as a firefighter/paramedic and was honored to be in the first emerging group of females to earn that position.


During my career, I spent most of my time assigned to fire stations serving the downtown Los Angeles area. In 1995, I became the first female to be assigned as an LA City Fire Dispatcher – an assignment I thoroughly enjoyed. I also held the position of EMT Instructor in our training academy and returned to the field in 2002 where I eventually retired from Fire Station 99 in Beverly Hills in Sept of 2020. My career choice truly fulfilled my goal to be a medical professional and make a positive difference in the world. I remain very active in sports to this day and have traveled all over the world competing in the World Police and Fire Games and the Police and Fire Olympics. I also have a love of dogs and volunteer at the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation. We train service dogs for Veterans and first responders and train Peer Support dogs for Fire Departments and Police Departments to strengthen their behavioral health programs. I became a trained Peer Support member for the LAFD several years before I retired, and I continue to use that valuable training to help firefighters overcome the effects of PTSD.

Being involved with Bud’s Odyssey allows me to offer a proven therapy to these first responders which improves their quality of life and can even make the difference between life and death for some of them. I am proud to say that I was instrumental in establishing the Peer Support Therapy Dog Program for the Los Angeles City Fire Department and have helped other fire departments develop their programs too. It keeps me busy in retirement. I am an accomplished musician and play the piano and I have taken up a new hobby of throwing pottery. I have found great purpose and joy in retirement. I am married to a retired Detective and have 2 children who are also civil servants, and we have a K9 named Carro. I am very honored to serve on the Board of Directors for Bud’s Odyssey to help our foundation connect with first responders and veterans in need, provide education on Brain Paint and offer this life changing therapy to our deserving heroes.


Jennifer Kingsbury

President and Administrator 

Jennifer spent most of her young life on the road, as she moved 27 times before age 17. After graduating from High School, she got her BA in Psychology at CSU Long Beach, and went on to a Master’s Program in Occupational Studies for Adults with Disabilities. In 1999, she had a calling for the mission field, and has served overseas in China, Russia, Europe, Israel and the UK helping in orphanages, impoverished populations, and church administration. She spent a number of years arranging travel for large mission groups in the church. In 2006, life’s mission moved back home to help with Grandpa Bud, as his health had declined. Through many visits to the VA Hospital with him, she saw so many warriors who were still fighting the battles in their minds. It was then she knew that Grandpa Bud’s story had to be told so that others could benefit somehow.

That dream became a reality as Jennifer had the honor of being Executive Producer and Narrator for the film Bud’s Odyssey, the epic survival story of her Grandpa, Robert E. “Bud” Kingsbury. Jennifer has worked as a Travel Agent for the Disney company in Anaheim for the past 17 years and enjoys traveling the US and Worldwide with various church and charitable organizations.

Her passion is to help others find healing and strength, and considers it a great honor to serve as Administrator for Bud’s Odyssey Foundation.

Brian Wooldridge

Brian Wooldridge

Board Member

Brian graduated Whittier College, with B.A. degree in political science in 1969. While at Whittier he played varsity baseball, freshman football, and served as class president. Obtained J.D. degree from University of Southern California, School of Law, in 1972. While at U.S.C. he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force through R.O.T.C. He served in the Air Force as Legal Officer in the Judge Advocate General Department. He continued to serve in the Air Force Reserve as a Judge Advocate, retiring in 1997 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. For 36 years he served as a Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles County. Until 1987, in that capacity, he was a trial prosecutor, winning many felony jury trials in cases involving murder, sexual assault, and child molestation. He was then promoted to a series of supervisory positions. He was the Assistant Head Deputy in the Special Investigations Division for five years, prosecuting official misconduct, election fraud, and police officer shooting cases.

He then was Deputy-in-Charge in the Juvenile Division for 15 years, supervising juvenile prosecutions in the Long Beach, Pomona, and Downey offices. During his career as a supervisor, he trained and supervised hundreds of junior attorneys, as well as sworn police investigators and support staff. He retired in 2009. After officially retiring, he rejoined the District Attorney's Office as part time Deputy in the Parole Division, where represents the District Attorney at various state prisons, opposing parole for convicted murderers. He lives in Yorba Linda with his wife. They have two sons and two grandchildren. He has been a long-time participant in youth activities in the community, including more than ten years in Little League, as manager, coach, and league president. He also worked many years with Y.M.C.A. and on numerous School Attendance Review Boards.

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Stacy Gerlich

Vice President and Peer Support Team 

Battalion Chief/EMT Stacy Gerlich, Executive Officer of the Administrative Operations Bureau, retired in February after 35 years of service in the City of Los Angeles. Her duties at retirement included Gender Equity Officer, LGBTQ Liaison, Department Resilience Officer, Department Sustainability Officer, and manager of the  Behavior Health Program. She is considered an expert in disaster preparedness. Chief Gerlich is also a member of the Peer Support Program and is extremely passionate about the behavioral and mental health of our First Responders. Chief Gerlch was one of twenty-three members of the Los Angeles City Fire Department that responded to the World Trade Center attack in September 2001.

Chief Gerlich has two master’s degrees in organizational management and homeland security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School. She completed a Certificate in the Psychology of Leadership and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from eCornell University. She has held many Departmental positions in her tenure, including CERT Commander, Los Angeles Regional Critical Incident Planning and Training Alliance, Community Risk Reduction Commander, EMS Training Officer, EMS Battalion Captain, and Operations Valley Bureau EMS Resilience Officer. Stacy is also a guest lecturer at California Lutheran University in leadership. She received the Champion of Change award during the Obama administration. In August 2021, Stacy received the Pinnacle Award from the Los Angeles Women in Fire Service (Women in Homeland Security) Association. From July 2023 to October 2023, Chief Gerlich enrolled in Bud’s Odyssey Foundation Brainpaint program. The results were remarkable. The change in her sleep, anxiety levels, and overall emotional health was evident. She is a true advocate of mentoring others who suffer from the long term effects of psychological trauma and the toll it can take on each of us.


Chris and Jennifer Thomas

Team Advocates

Chris enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1991 and after completing the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program at Texas A&M University in 2000, was commissioned as a second lieutenant.  Chris and Jennifer married in 2002 just prior to Chris being deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.  This would be the first of seven deployments they would endure together, four of which being combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.  Chris retired after 23 years of service in 2014.

Jennifer continued to work during those deployments and raised their two children almost single handedly due to Chris being gone so much.  In 2018 they were introduced to Bud's Odyssey Foundation, through Bob's sister, when she recognized that Chris was pursuing getting a service dog.  After attending Dr. DiSiena's orientation they immediately asked for neurofeedback treatment for Chris to help address his post traumatic stress.  The neurofeedback therapy proved to be highly successful in reducing Chris' anxiety related to his post traumatic stress.

Chris and Jennifer continue to support the mission of Bud's Odyssey Foundation and have referred numerous veterans and first responders to the foundation for treatment.  They are also advocates for the foundation and are always available to answer questions from the perspective of someone who has gone through the program and as a family member.

Douglas A. DiSiena

Douglas A. DiSiena

Chief Medical Advisor


1984 Doctor of Chiropractic
Cleveland college of Chiropractic
Cum Laude
1984 Invited into “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities”
2000 Distinguished Fellow of the International Chiropractic Association
2003 Qualified Medical Examiner (QME)
2003 Independent Disability Evaluator (IDE)
2007 Certified Physician Provider for FirstLine Therapy/
Therapeutic Life Style Change Educator (CLE)
2008 Certified Corporate Health Coach (CCHC)
2012 Board Certificated Nutrition Specialist (BCNS)
2013 Ordained Minister

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35 W. Thompson Blvd. Suite 204

Ventura, CA 43001