David is BIAV’s Executive Director. Early in his career, he was a public health nurse for city, state, and county health departments. Since 2002, he has successfully served in leadership capacities for two nonprofits in Virginia. His valuable work includes government relations, public awareness campaigns, and professional and community education. David has been a dedicated and strong advocate for others throughout his life, and his crucial work at BIAV is no different. He lives in Richmond with his wife, guitar, and plants. When he is not advocating for others, he entertains them by singing in his band.
If you’ve spoken with someone from BIAV on the phone, it was most likely Christine! With a smile and positive attitude, she provides persons with brain injuries, their families, and professionals with information about how to understand the impact of brain injuries and the services available to them. Christine enjoys leading support groups because she sees firsthand how generous people can be, even when faced with tough times. She works with support group leaders around the state to assist them in making their groups sources of fellowship for those in need. Christine is also the office’s bargain finder and often frequents yard sales and thrift stores.
Debra is responsible for development and efficient operations of BIAV programs. Her contributions to the BIAV community keep our mission at the forefront as she improves the quality of life for so many. Around the office, she serves as the "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.
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 vital relationships between community providers. Amy is also a link to help, hope, and healing by reaching out to newly injured Virginians and their families to provide essential support and resources. She facilitates BIAV's Advisory Groups and Speaker's Bureau. In her free time, she enjoys music, being outdoors, and reading.
Victoria is BIAV's Community Engagement Coordinator. She is originally from New York and moved to Virginia to attend Virginia Commonwealth University. After graduating, Victoria started her altruistic career in brain injury by working at The Mill House, which directly serves those who have sustained a brain injury. Victoria's impactful contributions to BIAV are a testament to her dedicated work that goes into serving the brain injury community, and she is excited to continue changing lives with her work here at BIAV. In her free time, Victoria enjoys traveling, reading, and CrossFit.
Liz serves as our Director of Development. Before joining BIAV, she was the Executive Director at the Northern Neck Family YMCA, where she built a strong culture of philanthropy and focused on fundraising. Liz is dedicated to strengthening our community and making a positive impact on people's lives. In her current role, she builds relationships with people and organizations, securing philanthropic support to drive our programs and projects forward. And get this, she is a total bird enthusiast. She loves everything about our feathered friends. When she's not busy with that, you can find her whipping up delicious meals in the kitchen or breaking a sweat with her favorite exercise routines.
Kathy is our Marketing and Communications Manager. Her career spans the vast terrain of communications, design, branding, and storytelling. In her current role, Kathy shines a light on BIAV in the community, giving voice to those we help and those who help us. Her efforts bring awareness and cultivate support, emphasizing the value of relationships, philanthropy, and the importance of advocacy, outreach, education, and support for those impacted by brain injury. Kathy and her family settled in Virginia after 23 years of military life and its moves; she stays active by biking and working out and enjoys boating and spending time with family.
Victoria is from the Richmond area and began her journey with BIAV as an intern in the Virginia Commonwealth University's Health Services program. After graduating from her bachelor's program, she joined BIAV's team as the operations assistant. She is continuing her studies as a graduate student in George Mason's Master of Health Administration in Health Systems Management program. Victoria's strong work ethic and commitment to BIAV keep our team flowing. When she is not working or studying, Victoria enjoys traveling and exploring the nearby State and National Parks.