2010 Annual Report
Our Mission BIA-MA provides support to brain injury
survivors and their families, offers programs to prevent brain injuries, educates the public on the risks and impact of brain injury, and advocates for legislation and improved services.
It has been another phenomenal year for the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA). Kudos to Arlene Korab, the entire BIA-MA staff and, of course, to our supporters for all their hard work and success. During this year, membership has grown by 54 percent, and donations have increased by 44 percent. Staff has responded to more than 6,000 calls and distributed 14,000 pieces of literature and informational materials to professionals, family members, and survivors. These efforts have propelled BIA-MA to the forefront of all BIA chapters across the country. Today, the brain injury community needs BIA-MA more than ever, as evidenced by a 17 percent increase in attendees at our Annual Conference. Despite severe budget cuts, we continue to meet our constituents’ needs by: expanding our volunteer staff, who have contributed nearly 3,000 hours to our efforts; adding seven new support groups, bringing the total to 33 statewide; and updating the Association’s Information and Resource Directory to include 1,200 providers. BIA-MA may act locally, but we are known nationally for our innovative advocacy as the only state chapter in the country that has successfully brought a class action lawsuit on behalf of persons with brain injury who reside in nursing homes. We continue to play a major role in the Hutchinson v. Patrick Settlement ensuring that those individuals with brain injury who inappropriately reside in nursing facilities may have the opportunity to move back into the community. As 2010 ends, this is a time to reflect on our past accomplishments and to strive to do more in the future for those with brain injuries. With our strong Executive Director, superb staff, committed Board of Directors and generous supporters, we will continue to be the leader in the brain injury community. Sincerely,
Kenneth I. Kolpan, Esq. President, BIA-MA Board of Directors www.biama.org 1
A Word from the Director
his year, individuals with brain injury will be leaving nursing facilities and moving into the community. Some will go into 24/7 community residences or assisted-living apartments, while others will return home. This landmark settlement came as a result of collaboration between the Center for Public Representation, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, BIA-MA, and four courageous survivors of brain injury. This is advocacy at its best! Arlene Korab, Executive Director, BIA-MA
Board of Directors Executive Committee Kenneth I. Kolpan, Esq. President Law Office of Kenneth I. Kolpan, P.C.
Shahriar Khaksari, PhD, CFA Past-President CEO, Global Learning Company Professor, Suffolk University
David Dwork, Esq. Treasurer Attorney, Barron & Stadfeld, P.C.
Harold Wilkinson, MD, PhD Secretary Neurosurgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Members Ulrike Berzau, MM, MHS, PT, FACHE Vice President, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network Robert C. Cantu, MD, MA, FACM Neurosurgeon & Co-Founder, Sports Legacy Institute Tim Cooney Executive Director, Central Mass Safety Council Ellen Deibert, MD, CBIST Neurologist & Clinical Consultant, ImPACT Listo Fisher Radio Announcer and Host Mark Goldberg President, Milton A. Goldberg Co. Agnes Moses President/Owner, Standards Care Staffing Stephanie Goldberg Paskievich Social Worker, Department of Children & Families
David H. Bradley, Jr. Survivors Council, Co-Chair
Edna Pruce Family Member of TBI Survivor
Real Estate Manager
Marilyn Price Spivack Founder, BIAA
Prevention is the only cure.
Empowering Teen Drivers
Brains At Risk links the choices made behind the wheel to the devastating effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) for adult driving offenders. Brains At Risk reached more than 2,700 individuals throughout the Commonwealth during the last year - a 15 percent growth since the prior year.
This year, KEYS (Keep Every Youth Safe) focused on empowering teen drivers to make smart decisions, while continuing to demonstrate the severe consequences of dangerous choices made behind the wheel. KEYS reached 5,063 students in driving schools across Massachusetts, with new clients being recruited in Hampden and Plymouth counties.
The Brains At Risk program generated more than $180,000 over the last fiscal year and is very close to becoming a self-sustaining program!
A Dose of Reality A Survivor’s Voice is a victim impact program designed for and conducted exclusively with the Tewksbury-based Driving Under the Influence of Liquor (DUIL) Program, an educational and counseling-based alternative to incarceration for those convicted of a second offense of driving while under the influence of alcohol in Massachusetts. The recidivism rate for the DUIL Program is two percent. Last year, A Survivor’s Voice was presented to more than 1,500 individuals. “It provides an opportunity for DUI offenders to get a solid dose of reality and an opportunity to reflect on their own behavior.” – Kristin Manoukian Senior Clinician, Middlesex DUIL Program
Multicultural Outreach The Maria & Jose Program instills lifelong healthy habits related to bike, car seat, and pedestrian safety by following Maria on her “Aventura” to visit her friend, Jose. The 20 minute lesson incorporates colorful visuals and interactive components. The program reinforces the adoption of healthy habits through a parent education component. More than 200 preschoolers participated in the program during the last fiscal year. This outreach was completed with a $5,000 grant provided by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.
“We can only hope that through education programs like KEYS...these kids will understand the responsibilities involved with driving in the ‘real world.’ KEYS puts the risks and consequences we face everyday into real perspective.” – Gene M. Devito Driver Education Instructor, Bartlett Junior-Senior High School
Strengthening Our Seniors Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in Massachusetts. To address this issue, three BIAMA staffers became certified as “A Matter of Balance” coaches. The Falls Prevention Program, which includes strengthening exercises, tips, and home assessments, was delivered in multiple locations, including senior centers and older adult community centers.
Lessons of Life Think A-Head teaches students to avoid risk-taking behavior and develop healthy living habits. In FY 20092010 the program was revised and enhanced to allow each school to modify the curriculum to be most appropriate for its students and community. Modules include: Brain Injury 101; Alcohol, Marijuana and the Teenage Brain; Rules of the Road: Bike & Pedestrian Safety; and Safe Driving Behaviors. High Schools may also choose to have a brain injury survivor speaker present to their students. Think A-Head reached more than 13,000 students throughout the state during the 2009-2010 school year and was a recommended resource for Springfield, Worcester and Everett Public Schools. Think A-Head increased donations by 494 percent, a total of $5,680.
“Take a half-second and think...TBI is no joke.” Chris Doyle, a former Marine Corps Reservist and retired Wilbraham Police Officer, now carries a business card that says, “Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor.” These days, his job is telling people his story and encouraging them to think before they get behind the wheel. He does this as a speaker for Brains At Risk, BIA-MA’s awareness and prevention program that links dangerous driving behaviors to the devastating effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI). On February 17, 2006, Chris was sitting in his cruiser, blocking traffic while workers removed a fallen tree from the road. Even though his blue lights were flashing, and traffic cones and wooden barriers lined the road in front of him, a drunken driver barreled through the roadblocks and hit him broadside at nearly 50 mph. After spending three days in a coma, he spent months in rehabilitation and a year learning to walk again. As his physical injuries healed, the effects of his brain injury became more apparent. “The big three for me are short-term memory, fatigue, and anxiety,” says Chris. “I take medication for the fatigue and anxiety and have to deal with my memory loss by texting myself, leaving messages on my answering machine, and using a calendar, a notebook, and a voice recorder,” says Chris. Recently, Chris recorded a 10-minute video that he posted on YouTube. He ends the video by asking viewers to remember his story the next time they think about driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. “Take a half-second and think ‘I don’t want to end up like Chris.’ TBI is no joke.”
“A fall can change your whole life in a second.” On February 5, 2003, the bottom fell out of Leticia Ortiz’s world. That was the day she slipped and fell on a patch of ice near where she worked. She sustained a number of physical injuries, but her most serious injury – a traumatic brain injury – would go undiagnosed for months. “I don’t think I was able to communicate how badly I was hurt,” says Leticia, who was a probation officer working with victims of domestic violence at the time. “When I saw my doctor the next day, she said I was going to be fine and I could go back to work,” Leticia remembers. “So I went back to work even though I was having a lot of pain in the back of my head and on the left side of my neck.” Further testing showed she had a dissection of the left vertebral artery in her neck that was causing stroke-like symptoms. Leticia had some speech and language therapy, then once again returned to work, her brain injury still undiagnosed. At this point, working was nearly impossible because she was having serious short-term memory problems. Leticia went to a rehabilitation facility in Medford where she learned compensatory strategies to help her deal with her memory problems. Unable to return to work, she sank into a deep depression. But the love and support of her family, a new dog named Winston, and volunteer work have helped her through. As a speaker for BIA-MA, she makes others aware of the signs and symptoms of brain injury and the consequences of returning to work too soon after an injury. A native of Puerto Rico, Leticia delivers her talks in both English and Spanish. “I tell them that if they think it couldn’t happen to them, yes it can. A fall can change your whole life in a second.” 4 www.biama.org
“We are all in charge of our attitudes.” Tracy Tarvers likes to share her positive attitude and inspirational words with brain injury survivors at the New Bedford support group she leads. She also shares her message about the importance of seatbelts through BIA-MA’s Brains At Risk Program and Massachusetts’ “Click It or Ticket” campaigns. “I would give anything to have simply put my seat belt on that day in July, 13 years ago,” says Tracy. “Wearing a seatbelt can help prevent others from having to maneuver in a wheelchair and get assistance to shower, get dressed, cook, and do everything else for the rest of their lives, like I am forced to do today.” During the summer of ‘97, Tracy, then 34, was on top of the world. After traveling to many exotic places, she was delighted to be back on Cape Cod, where she had grown up, and was about to start a new business. But in the blink of an eye – while she was stopped on Route 6 waiting for traffic to clear – Tracy’s life changed forever when the car she was driving was hit from behind and pushed into oncoming traffic. The accident left her with a traumatic brain injury and a spinal cord injury. After being in a coma for a month, she began the rehabilitative therapy that continues to this day. The past 13 years – including the year she spent in a nursing home - have not been easy for Tracy. She has had to work hard every day to achieve the remarkable level of independence she now enjoys. Learning how to write again became a crucial part of her recovery. Today, she writes poetry and prose; her memoir, To Rise, Then Roll, was recently published. Tracy has chosen to live life fully and joyfully and encourages others to do the same. “We are all in charge of our attitudes,” she says. “Life does have a lot of ups and downs, and it truly makes a difference how you react to them.”
“Having a brain injury changes everything.” It’s been a tough 18 months for 26-year-old Scott Mascetta of Woburn. In April of 2009, he was waiting at a stop light when he was hit from behind by a van, driven by a man who was texting. “The guy’s head was down,” says Scott. “I could see him coming…he didn’t even slow down.” Before the accident, Scott had a good job, loved playing sports, had lots of energy and friends. After the accident, Scott had a back injury and a traumatic brain injury, grueling days filled with physical therapy, and sleepless nights filled with pain. “Having a brain injury changes everything,” he says. “It’s affected my friends, my family, my job, my life…it’s affected everything. The hardest part was being tired and not being able to do all the things I used to do.” But as Scott worked on his own recovery, he found a new activity that not only improves his life, but also makes a difference in the life of another man with a brain injury. That man’s name is Jim. He and Scott have become friends through BIA-MA’s PALS program, a recreational and socialization program that matches brain injury survivors with volunteers. “I try to see Jim once or twice a week,” says Scott. “He was in a car accident like me. We have a lot in common.” Becoming “pals” has been a great experience for both men. “I find it takes away the stress and depression of what I’m going through,” says Scott. “He really enjoys having someone to hang out with. I would recommend the PALS program to anyone who wants to make a difference. You can have a huge impact on someone’s life.” www.biama.org 5
Educating Empowering Reaching Out
Support for Families and Survivors
Reaching Out to Veterans
Each month more than 600 survivors and family members attend one of BIA-MA’s 33 support groups throughout the state. These groups provide educational, recreational, and social activities, including art therapy, board games, brain gym, camping, knitting groups, writing workshops, and more. Seven new groups were added last year, including one geared to children of parents with brain injury.
BIA-MA continues its ongoing efforts to reach out to veterans returning from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Association held a professional workshop on blast traumatic brain injury, presented at UMass Boston, and participated in several other New England events. In addition, several BIA-MA staff served on the Veterans Consortium and participated in the NE Civilian Military Conference.
BIA-MA’s Caregiver Conference grew in popularity, doubling the number of attendees over the previous year. Out of this conference evolved two new support groups specifically for caregivers in the Southeast Region. “BIA-MA’s Caregiver Conference gives family members of brain injury survivors the resources they need to be the most effective advocates and caregivers possible.” - Sandy Topalian, PhD, CBIS Manager, BIA-MA Southeastern Regional Office
Providing Resources Last year, BIA-MA professionals provided guidance to 6,000 survivors, families, and professionals. In addition, BIA-MA staff met with hundreds of patients and families at area rehabilitation hospitals to provide support, information, and resources. More than 14,000 pieces of literature and information on such issues as state & federal benefits, medical facilities, housing services and more were distributed.
Educating and Training During the past year, BIA-MA held three conferences to educate professionals, survivors, family members and caregivers. The 2010 Annual Conference attracted nearly 600 attendees – a 17 percent increase over last year. BIA-MA held its first Pediatric Conference which brought together medical professionals, parents, teachers, providers, and others to discuss the latest research and treatment in pediatric brain injury. The Association also sponsored a sports concussion conference and hosted several professional workshops.
Spreading the Word Survivor and family members made 15 presentations to civic groups, service organizations, and corporations as part of BIA-MA’s Ambassador Program which raises awareness of brain injury statewide. The speakers, who have garnered the praise of civic leaders, have been featured in multiple newspaper articles and raised $1,200 in donations this past year. “I tell a real-life story that a lot of people can relate to. It has helped me in my recovery and helps others understand the challenges of brain injury.” - Steve Machnik Survivor and Ambassador Speaker
A Friend in Deed Made possible by a grant from the Yawkey Foundation, the PALS program addresses the isolation that brain injury survivors often experience by helping them engage in social activities and make connections with others. The program was designed to improve the quality of life for brain injury survivors, their families, caregivers, and the volunteers who donate their time. Last year BIA-MA doubled the number of participants in the PALS program. “Survivors are truly an inspiration to everyone around them. They embody what it means to have a genuine appreciation for life at its core.” - Sean Wilder, PALS Volunteer
he Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts gratefully acknowledges the following gifts from our generous contributors received between July 1, 2009 & June 30, 2010.
Beacon Health Care Products Kathleen Beattie Lawrence & Ellen Beaupre Ulrike Berzau Wallace Fischer Up to $20,000 David Dwork Leslie & Rita Bestick Mark Goldman Braintree & New England Timothy & Margaret Donovan Robert Binell David Groom Rehabilitation Hospitals James & Sharon Duda Veronica Black Jeffrey S. Rudsten Trust Spaulding Rehabilitation Duxbury Bay Maritime School Linda Black Lexus of Watertown Network Robert Eubank & Pamela Bush Rob Blake Prisco Morella Friends of Medford Saving Lives William & Karen Bloom Up to $10,000 Mark Murray Dennis Gagnon Beth Blumberg Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Gibbons Parent Group William E. Hall Foundation George & Maria Bond Vinfen Robert Oâ€™Brien Mel Glenn Michael Botha Perry Henderson Foundation Stephanie Goldberg Paskievich Ernest & Frances Boudreau Up to $5,000 Public Consulting Group Jessica Grimes Charles & Joan Bradbury 7th Annual Heads Held High Walk Nancy Rhodes Richard Hersum Gail L. Breeze Advocates, Inc. & Supportive Mary Roach Heidi Howard Peter & Deborah Briancesco Living Inc. Martin & Marilyn Spivack Ivy Street School Joseph Briere Barron & Stadfeld PC James & Joan Tofias Shahriar Khaksari William & Melissa Bristol Community Foundation of Harold & Alice Wilkinson Mitchell Korab Michael Brock Central Mass Steven Krichmar Dean & Dora Brown Community Health Charities Up to $500 Gary Lamson Marilyn Brown Gary Elkins Memorial Bike Run AAA Southern New England Warren C. Lane, Jr. Richard & Judith Burnett Law Office of Kenneth I. ADDP Lynnfield Middle School PTO Jamey Burnham Kolpan, PC Bonanno, Savino & Davies PC Laura Mason Andrew Burzumato Northwestern Mutual Financial Cape Cod Collaborative Sofia Maurillo John & Lynne Byler Network CEDAC Janet McKeeney Frank Calabresi City of Everett Medtronic Neurological Carla-Lisa Caliga Up to $2,500 Committee for Bob DeLeo Christopher & Meredith Melendez Janice Camp AIM Chemical Enterprises Inc. John & Gertude Crisp Michael Millne Cynthia Campbell AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Arthur Devine Minuteman Career & Technical Rosemary Carey Wayne Aucoin FMG Financial Services Inc. High School Carleton-Willard Homes Inc. Daniel Balboni John Geary Kim Noltemy George & Jacqueline Carolan Edwin & Gwendolyn Baldry Donald & Teresa Groft Peter Noonan Joanna Cartolaro Barclays Capital Sarah Hart Norfolk Lions Club Heechin Chae Mark Belanger Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare North Middlesex Regional HS Claire Chase Peter Belanger Janet Hiner Janine Osburn John Chatalian Ken Conway Horace Mann North PTC Oxford High School Lisbeth Chertoff Friends of Kevin Lacy Insurance Marketing Agencies Patient Lifts of New England Walter & Marie Chicoine Goslings-Castle Partners Inc. Edward Kelly Pierce School PTO Pamela Civins Andrew Holtz Arlene Korab Gary Powers Clark Street Community School Clare Keane Lincoln Property Company James Powers Russell & Barbara Clough Kindred Healthcare Lions Club of Millis Inc. Norene Prescott Karen Clougherty Kingman Yacht Center Sean Lynch Mark Proctor Coles & Bodoin LLP McKinney Geib Foundation Jeffrey & Sharon Maille Sandwich Lions Club Katherine Collins-Kalbaugh Neuro-Rehabilitation Centers at Susan Manoog Cathy Stern Maurice & Kathleen Comtois Middleboro & Worcester David C. McAvoy Robert & Laurie Stevenson Eileen Conlin George Paskievich Doreen MCCarthy Laura Strohecker Raymond & Linda Cook Performance Food Service Riverside Community Mental The Kafka Committee Francis Coolidge Richard Ramirez Health The Bridge of Central Mass Tim Cooney Robert Rands Dave Schultz William & Elene Turner Keith Cooper Thomas Russo Ashley Smith John Zakian Virginia Coppola Kevin Shea Robert & Esther Strong Elizabeth Corigliano Trade Show Associates LP Richard & Cheryl Yagjian Up to $100 Raymond & Mary Rose Corigliano Van Liew Trust Company Sharon Abdalla Charles Cossaboom 3rd Annual BJ Williams Walk/Run Up to $250 Academy of Notre Dame Cotting School Joseph & Gail Winn Accessail Agawam Lions Club Cove School PTO Berkshire Family Resources Inc. Jonathan Aldrich Kay Danieli Up to $1,000 Blue Hill Regional Technical Elizabeth Alexander John & Alice Davies Best Western Royal Plaza School Walter & Shirley Amory John DeCamp Cambridge Savings Bank Geraldine Bolden Joan Antonio Victoria DeCarli Donald Cooley David Bradley Art Driving School DeMello School PTO Inc. Richard Denton Capital Convention Contractors Athol Savings Bank Ita Dennehy Susan Fagan Frederic Clifford Deborah Ayabe Linda Desarro Brian Fahey Linda Collins Andrea Bader Erin Deveno Stephen Fahey Concord-Carlisle Parents Assoc. Robert Baldino Lisa Devlin Wendy Fain Feldman Georgina Coolidge Geoffrey Bayliss Mary Ellen Devlin
Jerilyn DiCostanzo Joseph & Donna Dipersio Francois & Julia Dominique Thomas & Judy Donahue The Donohue Family Patricia Dooley Lawrence & Diane Doucette Alfred Dougherty Tabin & Mildred Downing Christopher Doyle East End House Inc. Eastern Packaging Inc. Nina Edwards Elizabeth McKenna Trust Beverly English Helen Erickson Gloria Fabbri Susan Faria Kathleen Farren Louis & Margaret Farrick Richard Feroli Sara Ferris Alexandra Fitzsimmons Lauren Floro Laraine Flynn Richard & Barbara Forsley Joseph Fortin Kylamarie Freeman Brian French Friends of Williams Middle School Pamela Gallagher Michelle Gallagher Janice Gardner Bernard & Lorraine Garrett The GE Foundation Andrew Geller Nora Gelperin Jason Gilbert Tom & Janine Giles Scott & Ann Gillespie Laurie Girdharry Paul & Pamela Giunta Giving Express Online Leslie Glidden-Corkum Goodsearch Bonnie Grad Grafton Congregational Church Grafton High School Guy Griffin Craig & Janie Gustafson Krystyna Haggerty Alexandra Hajduk William & Inta Hall Hanover Psychological Associates Hanover Middle School Arthur & Claire Hassett Ellen Hatch The Hawes 2006 Trust Daniel Hayes John Hennessy Bruce & Marjorie Higgins Lloyd & Dorothea Hildreth Dorothea Holland Euginia Hollingworth Holliston Lions Club
Peter & Karleen Hubby Rebecca Hulme Sean Huse John & Susan Isabelle Irene Jakab Donald & Cynthia Janik Elva Jenkins Joan Battey Living Trust Gemma Johnson Edward & Dale Johnson Richard Johnston Otto Judicke & Sandra Suduikis Patricia Judkins Debra Kamen Peter Kapolka Robert Karczewski Pat Keane Betsy Kelly Newton Kershaw Robert & Jan-Marie Killinger Sandy Kosmider William & Nancy Kovatis Chris Krein Sharon Lagacy Selma Lait Robert Lannon Nancy LaPlante Helen LaVallee Robert & Nancy Lavery Paul Laviolette Laurie LeBlanc Raymond & Mary Lessard Ilene Lieberman Lincoln Elementary School Jadine Loo-Dixon Laura Lorenz Roger & Donna Louis George & Laverne Lovell Raechell Luce Frederick Macleod David Maher James Mahoney Jason & Rebecca Maille Robert & MaryLou Majkut Eric Marchaos Sheila Marder David & Florence Marno Wayne & Deborah Marquis Henry & Theresa McAteer Kimberly McCarthy Maureen McNamara Marsha Medalie Medway Lions Club Elizabeth Melanson Carleen Meuse Helen Miller Terry Milot Kerry Monihan Ronald & Karen Montgomery Kurt Muller David Musty David Neshat Network for Good Timothy & Kelly Nevins Fran Newton Gertrude Norton Kevin Oates
Francis & Judith O’Brien Nancy & Robert O’Connor Ellen O’Connor Peter & Karen O’Donnell Noreen O’Gara Kenneth & Marion O’Grady Geneva Orlando Susan O’Sullivan Ellen Owen Lisa Patterson Daniel Pellegrini Mandy Pelotte Manuel & Zelinda Pereira Alfred & May Persson Blanche Pertucci Judith Pitasi Andy Plotner Margaret Plumer Linda Podbros David & Anna Pomfret Anna Pond Patricia Porcaro Frederick & Joan Powers Douglas Powers William Powers Paul Pratt Bryan Priestley Peter & Andrea Proffetty John M. Prosser PVC/AACN Quaboag Regional Middle/ High School Richard Rampone Andrew Rando Raynham Middle School PO Patricia Read Gary & Elizabeth Reddington Robert & Susan Reece Mary Reitter James & Gloria Remington John Richards Cheryl Richards Evelyn Riffenburg John & Elvera Ring Peggi Robart Paul & Norma Roberts Janice Robinson Joseph Rocco Donna Rogo Joyce Roof Jordan & Terry Ross Victoria Rossman Brian Roy Suzette Ruby Kathryn Rucker Trevor Ruggles David & Susan Russell Caroline Ryder Cameron Sacarny Richard & Dianne Sargent Ralph Sbrogna Paul Schiff Paul & Merilyn Schreiber Steven Schwartz Seekonk High School Elenore Selin Margaret Serpa
Stephanie Sewade K. Shahrokhi Elizabeth Shaw Benjamin Sheldon Doris Sherburne Karen Sidley L.L. Silberstein Silver Lake PTO Richard & Ann Mae Silvia Daryl & Denise Simoneau Robert & Marion Sinclair Rick Skinner Suzanne Sloboda Elizabeth Sniegoski Maxwell Solet Gilbert Spack Sprague Family Practice PC Elizabeth St. John TL & Lucinda Stebbins Warren & Leslie Steele Terry Stefan Carrol Stephens Daniel & Christina Stewart Patti Stivaletta Diane R. Stoler Evelyn Stoltz Stow Lions Club Cindy Sullivan Ute Sunderman Theresa Superchi Michael & Anna Tamburro Douglas & Kathleen Tarella Kimberly Threlfall William & Ann Tiernan Lewis & Kathleen Timpson Sandra Topalian Town of Grafton Tuyet Tran Paul & Lois Travaglione Joanne Trubiano Tina Trudel United Way of Central MA United Way of Southern PA Rita Vail Robert & Carolyn Valentine Joseph & Sandra Villante Rory Violette Kelly Waldron John Ward Kenneth Wayne Edward & Lorraine Webber Anne Welch Robert & Carole Whelan Mark & Patricia Whitehouse Robert & Barbara Wilson Deborah Woodbury Gary & Kay Woods Gale Young Paul & Rita Zarella James & Anni Zechello Josh Zywien
A special thanks to all the BIAMA volunteers, as well as those who made in-kind donations.
Financial Summary July 1st, 2009- June 30 th, 2010
Sources of Income $2,102,126
Fundraising Prevention Programs
Fundraising Prevention Programs Conference & Education
Conference & Education Contract Funding
Information & Resource Support Management & General
In November 2010, Raymond Gould will be one of the first brain injury survivors to move from a nursing facility back into the community as a result of the Hutchinson v. Patrick settlement.
“This agreement is a first in the nation for all people with brain injuries – regardless of the cause – and will serve as a model for other states. For individuals with brain injury, the promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act has become a reality.” - Steven J. Schwartz, Esq. Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs, Center for Public Representation
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