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.
Laura oversees BIAV’s programs and operations. One accomplishment she is especially proud of is streamlining the organization’s operations and encouraging people to use technology to further BIAV’s mission. She has nearly 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and likes knowing she makes a difference in her community. When she's not in the office, Laura enjoys rescuing animals and quoting her favorite television show, Seinfeld.
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!
As the Senior Data Coordinator, Theresa is responsible for managing, compiling, analyzing, and summarizing program data for a variety of reports and initiatives. She previously worked in inpatient physical rehabilitation at Sheltering Arms for 20 years. As a graduate of Michigan State, you can find Theresa surrounded by green and white memorabilia at all times. Theresa has a strong love for the outdoors, hiking, and traveling, and you will often find her out and about during her free time.
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.
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.
Erin is the brains behind BIAV’s social media, event marketing, graphic design, newsletters, Legacy Dinner, Charity Golf Classic, and our Young Professional networking events. Some accomplishments she is proud of since working here are new printed pamphlets and re-branding materials for membership, volunteers, and recruitment. Before holding this position, she was the digital media intern for BIAV during her senior year at the University of Richmond. Erin's favorite part about living in Richmond is finding quirky eateries around the city and scoping out the best dog-friendly spots to bring her rescue pup Tinsel.
With a passion for community outreach and organizing, Amanda works as the Engagement Coordinator for BIAV. She is responsible for multiple projects, including the recruitment of volunteers for our Advisory Groups and events, managing our Speakers’ Bureau, and strengthening BIAV’s relationship with the community. Originally from Williamsburg, Amanda spent her undergraduate years at Virginia Commonwealth University and knew she had to stay. When she is not busy working on increasing public awareness of BIAV, Amanda can be found hanging out at home with her two cats, Willow and Maisie.
Amy is a Richmond-area native who joined BIAV as Clinical Liaison to work on a new collaboration with the Virginia Department of Health investigating the relationship between domestic violence and brain injury. She will be building new relationships between domestic violence and brain injury case management programs around the state of Virginia. Amy is also responsible for reaching out to newly injured Virginians and their families to provide support and resources. In her free time, she enjoys music, being outdoors, and reading.