Board of Directors

2021.0118 Joseph Cantor

Joseph Cantor


Joseph Cantor joined the board as a member in 2022. Joseph lives in Richmond and works as an attorney at Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci. He specializes in representing individuals and families affected by brain injuries.

2021.0702 Kathleen Hardesty

Kathleen Hardesty

Vice President

Kathleen Hardesty joined the board in 2021. She is an Occupational Therapist and Sentara Regional Director for the Acute and Post-Acute Rehabilitation Services.

2021.0105 Koch - Round-01

Spencer Koch


Spencer Koch joined the board in 2021. Spencer lives in Richmond and works for NuMotion in Assistive Technology and Seating. Spencer was introduced to BIAV after spending two sessions as a counselor for Camp Bruce McCoy, BIAV's two-week recreational camp for adults with brain injury.

2022.0121 Daniel Klyce

Daniel Klyce


Dr. Klyce joined the board in 2022. He is a rehabilitation psychologist with specialization in brain injury. He is the co-director of the Richmond VA Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center’s TBI Model Systems project, an assistant professor in VCU’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the rehabilitation psychology advisor at the Sheltering Arms Institute.


David Corbin


2021.0716 Natalie Drawdy

Natalie Drawdy


2021.0511 Gary DuPriest

Gary DuPriest


David served with Henrico Fire for 23 years as a Station Captain/Firefighter, Critical Care Paramedic, EMS Supervisor, Crisis Intervention Team Instructor/Member, and Safety, Health, and Wellness Officer for the department. David served as a business advisor with Anderson Business Advisors and now works for Virginia Realty Solutions

Natalie Drawdy joined the board in 2021. She is a Nurse Practitioner working in a Richmond-based psychology practice serving individuals with brain injury.

Gary DuPriest joined the board in 2021. He is a brain injury survivor from Lynchburg and also the current Chairman and CEO of Central Virginia Disability Association, Inc.


Jan Fentress



Anne Gilson


2021.0104 Israel - Round-01

Yael Israel, MSW, RMT


Jan is passionate about advocating for traumatic brain injury patients. In 2012, her 19-year-old son had a skateboarding accident and was diagnosed with a TBI. Jan works for Legacy Care as a Regional Director of Operations, partnering with 31 post-acute client facilities and managing 28 providers. She also serves as Junior Warden on the Vestry of Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church.

Anne manages AMEG Consulting and leads teams of leaders and consultants. She is focused on facilitation, coaching, and speaking with a diverse background in Fortune 100, non-profit, family-owned, and start-up organizations. She provides strategic facilitation, consulting, and leadership coaching and is an organizational transformation expert.

Yael Israel has been a board member since 2018 and started as Secretary in 2020. Yael lives in Northern Virginia with her family and works as a clinical social worker in private practice at Hands On Your Health.


Tiffany D. Marks



Dr. Rhesia-Maria R. Ochoa


2021.0118 Chimdindu Ohayagha

Chimdindu Ohayagha, M.S.


Tiffany is a Human Resources professional for the Commonwealth of Virginia. In her free time, she serves as the Public Relations Chair for the Chesterfield County Community Services Board and as an adult member of the Youth Advisory Board. She also volunteers her time assisting individuals with resume-building and interviewing skills.

Dr. Rhesia-Maria R. Ochoa joined the board in 2022, and is a Clinical Psychologist who began working as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and recognized the tremendous need for brain injury advocacy among marginalized populations. She is currently employed at Utopia Psychological Services, and also engages in advocacy and leadership around disability and TBI awareness.

Chimdindu joined the board in 2022. She is a third year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at VCU. Her primary research and clinical interests involves cultural, familial, and international approaches to disability rehabilitation and adjustment, particularly in underserved racially and ethnically diverse groups with underlying neurological conditions.

2021.0104 Watson - Round-01

Alexandra Watson-O'Brien


Alex has been a board member since 2020. Alex lives in Virginia Beach and works as a Veteran Advocate in the Supported Services for Veteran’s Families Program.