2022: This Is Us
2023 marks BIAV’s 40th anniversary. Originally founded in 1983 because a family realized the need for information and education about brain injury, BIAV has evolved into the preeminent statewide resource for people living with a brain injury, for their families and caregivers, and for professionals.
When I came to BIAV in 2001, we were an organization with 3 ½ employees and an annual budget of about $150,000. Today, we are a national leader in brain injury, with a staff of 8 and a budget of $1,000,000. Since our first contract with the Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services in 1984, we have contacted more than 300,000 Virginians who have sustained a brain injury and provided them with help, hope and healing. Over just the last 5 years, we’ve directly impacted more than 107,000 people and indirectly impacted an additional 220,000 through more than 650 events and activities.
Looking back on 2022, I am again amazed by the BIAV staff and what they get done each year, and their commitment to serving you. I am humbled by how much we’ve grown and how many people we have been able to serve. And I am grateful for the connections – with our members, our donors, our sponsors and partners, our volunteers – with YOU.
As many of you know, I will be stepping down as BIAV’s Executive Director in 2023, so this is my last mission report. It has been an honor to be a part of your lives and to serve Virginia’s brain injury community – you have inspired me on a daily basis, given me strength for our battles, and shown me grace and offered care when it was sorely needed. I am a better person because of all of you.
Thank you for allowing us to serve you for the last 40 years. This is us, and together, we’re pretty awesome.
people through our webinars, trainings, and our Making Headway Conference!
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through our Information & Referral services and our partnership with Sheltering Arms Institute!
support groups for persons with brain injury and caregivers, including 19 in-person meetings!
persons with brain injuries through Camp Bruce McCoy, a nationally-recognized, 38-year-old residential summer camp!
Here's what you said about BIAV...
Targeted Case Management
Persons with severe brain injury who are Medicaid eligible will have access to targeted case management services
Expanded Case Management
Provides $750,000 for case management services in unserved areas of the state
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(July 2021 - June 2022)
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Our work would not be possible
without the generosity of our supporters.
Thank you to the organizations who provide year-round support of our mission, events, and programs.
We gratefully acknowledge those who contributed $250 or more to our mission in FY22.
Allen Allen Allen & Allen P.C.
Atlantic Union Bank
Beach Fellowship Operations LLC
Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci
Center for Neurorehabilitation Services
Community Health Charities
Crandall & Katt
Davenport & Company LLC
Frankie and Trey Brewster
Hands On Your Health, LLC
Joseph and Kelly Radford
Law Office of Edward Scher, PLC
Luncheon Pilot Club of Chesapeake
Marks & Harrison PC
Medical Rehabilitation Resource Consultants
MMK Realty LLC
NeuroRestorative- The Mentor Network
Patrick and Anne McDonnell
Reinhardt, Harper, Davis, PLC
Richmond Area Bicycling Assoc.
Robert and Anne Lynch
S.R. Goff Hauling, Inc.
Scott and Melissa Bucci
Stuart and Merrie Schippereit
The Wimpfheimer Foundation, Inc.
Tree of Life, A CollageTM rehabilitation partner
Trish Smith, LPC
Virginia T Dashiell Charitable Foundation
Become a champion in 2023!