Our Staff

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Anne McDonnell

Executive Director

anne@biav.net

Anne is BIAV’s Executive Director and is responsible for all aspects of running a successful non-profit. She finds joy in making a positive difference in the lives of people around her. Before coming to BIAV, Anne worked as an Occupational Therapist at Sheltering Arms Rehab Hospital. In addition, she is also a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer, holds a clinical faculty position in the School of Occupational Therapy at VCU, serves on the Virginia Brain Injury Council, and is chair of the VCU TBI Model Systems Advisory Board. In her free time, Anne enjoys baking, reading and traveling.

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Tim Williams

Deputy Director

tim@biav.net

Tim has dedicated his career to helping disability organizations and agencies achieve their goals and demonstrate impact to stakeholders. He brings a wealth of institutional experience and knowledge gained through his previous position managing the Traumatic Brain Injury Coordinating Center for the Administration for Community Living. Tim is excited to have a chance to apply this experience and his skills in data analysis, program evaluation, grants management, and strategic communications to help BIAV support all Virginians affected by brain injury. Tim enjoys backpacking and camping, and playing music with his friends when he finds the time.

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Debra Rogers

Development & Operations Manager

drogers@biav.net

Debra (Deb) is originally from the DC area and has been in Richmond since 2002. She joined BIAV's staff to oversee daily operations like phones, mail, and general office needs, but also to manage our sponsors and grants. With more than 15 years working in nonprofit development, Deb has a knack for finding new businesses and people to support our mission. Fun fact about Deb: she owns every season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on DVD!

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Christine Baggini

Community Resource Facilitator

christine@biav.net

If you’ve spoken with someone from BIAV on the phone, it was most likely Christine! She provides persons with brain injury, their family, and professionals with information about how to better understand the impact of brain injuries and the services available to them. Christine enjoys leading support groups because she gets to see firsthand how generous people can be, even when faced with tough times. She also works with support group leaders around the state in help them make their group a local source of fellowship and help those in need. Christine is also the office’s bargain finder, and often frequents yard sales and thrift stores.

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Debra Holloway

Education Manager

debra@biav.net

Debra develops and conducts educational activities such as BIAV's two annual conferences, webinars, and develops new educational materials. The variety of her daily work activities keeps her engaged and eager to come to work every day. She even serves as the office's "plant mom" and makes our environment feel fresh and green. In her spare time, Debra enjoys kayaking and eating at any restaurant that serves Mexican food.

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Amy Smith

Clinical Liaison

amy@biav.net

Amy is a Richmond-area native who joined BIAV to collaborate with the Virginia Department of Health in investigating the link between domestic violence and brain injury, with a focus on screening and building relationships between community providers. Amy is also responsible for reaching out to newly injured Virginians and their families to provide support and resources, and she facilitates BIAV's Advisory Groups and Speaker's Bureau. In her free time, she enjoys music, being outdoors, and reading.

 

 

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Mia Dini

Assistant Resource & Data Coordinator

mia@biav.net

Mia assists with many projects at BIAV including data analysis, resource management, and website development. Additionally, she also researches social determinants of health and their impacts on brain injury, specifically aspects of community engagement, to better inform all aspects of work done at BIAV. Originally from Massachusetts, Mia is a big Boston sports fan and can always tell you the score of the most recent game!

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Sophie Fontaine, MSW

Communications & Special Events Coordinator

sophie@biav.net

Sophie is born and raised in Virginia. She moved to Richmond in 2014 to attend VCU for her Bachelor's degree (Go Rams!) and stayed at VCU to get her Master's in Social Work Administration, Planning, and Policy Practice. As a former athlete, Sophie is passionate about supporting and educating people about brain injuries and was an intern at The Mill House during her first year of grad school. At BIAV, Sophie is responsible for BIAV's social media, newsletters, coordinating special events, and more. In her free time, Sophie enjoys watching stand-up comedy and playing with her corgi, Chloe.

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