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.
2022 Business Members
Tree of Life, A Collage rehabilitation partner
Tree of Life, A Collage rehabilitation partner, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.