Meet Our Members
With almost 200 members across Virginia, there is a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds, and connection to brain injury within our community. On a rotating basis, we highlight individuals from any membership level so we can all get to know each other better. *If you are a current member and want to be featured, email us.
Kenslea & Nanette
Mother and daughter Nanette and Kenslea have been active family members of BIAV for years, regularly participating in conferences, camp, and support group meetings. Navigating a brain injury as a family is not always easy, but the pair always “shows up” for the brain injury community with a smile and a commitment to make things better.
Philip suffered a TBI at 18 in a car accident with a drunk driver. He spent almost a month in a coma and four months doing rehabilitation. Philip is now a Mechanical Engineer at a nuclear power plant. "What I enjoy most about being a member is having the chance to talk to others and to, hopefully, inspire the same drive and determination in them by showing them what is possible," said Philip.
Young Professional Member
Rylie is an Occupational Therapist at Tree of Life Services. “I was connected with the BIAV 10 years ago as a consumer after multiple sports concussions in high school. In the years since then, my membership has supported me both personally and now professionally, providing a network of like-minded providers, up to date literature on brain injury practice and services, and a platform to share knowledge from my own practice.”
Virginia Supportive Housing
Stephanie is the Program Manager of the Brain Injury Program at Virginia Supportive Housing (VSH). She has been at VSH since its inception in 2005 and has spent the majority of her professional career working with people with brain injuries. “Advocacy is so important because we have such an under served population of Virginians in need of services for their brain injuries, and housing in a lot of cases. I have been fortunate enough to see, and be a part of, how specialized brain injury case management and stable housing can make a difference in someone’s life. The services we advocate for survivors of brain injury produce hope for the people we help, and the ones we hope to be able to help in the future,” said Stephanie.
2021 Business Members
Sheltering Arms Institute
Sheltering Arms and VCU Health have come together to create Sheltering Arms Institute, a state-of-the-science destination rehabilitation hospital. The collaboration brings together the brand and clinical reputation of Sheltering Arms and the nationally ranked programs of VCU Health. The new hospital blends advanced technology, research and evidence-based clinical care to create an innovative, transdisciplinary model of inpatient rehabilitative care facilitating superior outcomes for patients.
Osterbind Law, PLLC
Osterbind Law is a committed team of lawyers who help make insurance companies pay what it owes. Cases in traumatic brain injury, wrongful death, workers comp, ERISA disability insurance appeals, personal injury, and medical malpractice are all handled with a collaborative team so clients can get healthy and take care of themselves and their families. They handle cases in Lynchburg, Bedford, Amherst, Campbell, Appomattox counties, and more.
Reinhardt, Harper, Davis - Virginia Work Injury Lawyers
Reinhardt, Harper, Davis (RHD) is a client-focused firm that is dedicated to the best interests of their clients. With six experienced attorneys at the firm, RHD is well-versed in the legal areas of workers’ compensation, personal injury, and social security disability claims. RHD has four offices throughout the state of Virginia, serving clients from Richmond to Fredericksburg and from Charlottesville to Northern Virginia.
Brain Injury Law Center
The Brain Injury Law Center is a law office devoted to helping brain injury survivors and their families recover. Stephen Smith founded the Brain Injury Law Center to serve as a central hub for brain injury survivors seeking legal help, information, and answers to their questions.
Marks & Harrison
One of the largest personal injury law firms in the state, Marks & Harrison employs 26 attorneys and more than 100 support personnel who focus their work on representing injured Virginians in injury, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, and Social Security disability matters. For the fifth year in a row, readers of the Richmond Times-Dispatch voted Marks & Harrison the Best Law Firm in Richmond.
NeuroRestorative is a leading provider of subacute and post-acute rehabilitation services for people of all ages with brain, spinal cord and medically complex injuries, illnesses and other challenges. In a variety of locations and community-based settings, they offer a continuum of care and rehabilitation options, including specialized services for infants, children, adolescents, Military Service Members and Veterans.
Loudoun Medical Group, PC
Loudoun Medical Group (LMG) provides every patient with quality medical care and personalized service. As one of the largest and most diverse physician-owned, multi-specialty group practices in Virginia, the physicians at LMG are linked through sophisticated management and clinical support services. They work collectively to offer better benefits to patients while the central office handles the day-to-day task of operating a medical practice – giving our physicians the time they need to care for patients and improve outcomes.
Virginia Veteran & Family Support
The Virginia Veteran & Family Support Program (VVFS) is operated statewide by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services and provides outreach, connection and support to veterans and their families as they address the challenges of military service, transition, deployments, post traumatic stress or other behavioral health concerns as well as traumatic brain injuries and physical injuries.
Tree of Life Services Inc.
Tree of life Services Inc. provides post-acute, community-based, transitional neurorehabilitation and long-term supported living services for persons with acquired brain injury (ABI). Their program provides onsite neuromedical specialized brain injury medicine services, nursing, neurorehabilitation, orthopedic rehabilitation, rehabilitation neuropsychology, and specialized therapy services.
Injured Workers Law Firm
The attorneys are Injured Workers Law Firm can help you deal with the complex process of securing the benefits you deserve for a workplace injury or occupational disease. Their goal is to help you, the workers’ compensation claimant, get medical treatment for your injuries and a fair, comprehensive financial award to get you back on your feet.
West End Neuropsychology
West End Neuropsychology is a private practice operated by Jennifer Lumpkin, Psy.D., ABPP. During her postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Lumpkin worked with a variety of patient populations, but her specialization was in traumatic brain injury. Dr. Lumpkin offers patients psychotherapy, neuropsychological assessments, and psychological and diagnostical assessments.
Atlantic Technical Consultants
Atlantic Technical Consultants was founded with a focus of medical consulting. Since 2003 the business has evolved into a multi-occupational consulting firm associated with seasoned medical and technical consultants who hold current certification or licensure appropriate in their area of expertise. Working with your legal team, we help you organize and prepare arguments resulting in a memorable, insightful and clearly communicated presentation.
BenGlassLaw is a personal injury and long-term disability law firm with a national presence. They help people make great decisions about their legal issues and their lives. BenGlassLaw has numerous free materials that Ben has created simply to educate people that might have a legal issue; including books on car accidents and ERISA long-term disability.
The Mottley Law Firm
The Mottley Law Firm handles serious injury cases (including brain injury), family estate disputes, business cases, and civil appeals. With over two decades of legal experience, the Mottley Law Firm is selective in its caseload and is intentional about handling only a small number of hand-selected cases at a time.
For more than 40 years, Life Care Planning clients have been turning to GrishamZaras founder Susan Riddick-Grisham for her expertise and acumen in life care planning. A Registered Nurse by training and a certified life care planner, Susan has forged a national reputation as one of the leading authorities in life care planning. She is the author of well-regarded articles and book chapters on issues related to life care planning, is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and was part of the team that developed the first national training program for life care planners. Susan also founded the Care Planner Network, a nonprofit organization that works to promote education to advance the methodology, consistency and quality of life care plans.
Parcell Webb & Baruch, PC
The lawyers at Parcell Webb & Baruch, P.C. have served the greater Richmond area since 1980. They are known and respected for their superior legal expertise and experience in the fields of personal injury law and criminal and traffic defense. Their lawyers have extensive trial experience and successfully litigate simple and complex personal injury cases.
Breit Cantor Grana Buckner
Breit Cantor Grana Buckner is a personal injury law firm serving individuals and families throughout Virginia. With offices in Richmond and Virginia Beach, Breit Cantor's team has experience representing individuals and families after experiencing personal injury or wrongful death, including brain injury.