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Joanne Susi

"My life is separated into before and after. Before, I was a Senior Clinical Research Associate assisting in clinical trails with CAP working with Dana Farber, Tufts, Johns Hopkins, and others in Cancer research. Now I am a survivor and lucky to be alive". Read Kristin's story

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BIA-MA Leadership Team

Nicole GodaireNicole M. Godaire, CBIS, Executive Director of the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA), has been with BIA-MA since 2005.  She most  recently served as the Assistant Executive Director prior to being named to this position in 2013.  

Advocating for the brain injury community is Nicole’s passion.  Her most recent accomplishments in advocacy include increases in both the Head Injury Treatment Services Trust Fund (HITS) and the FY’16 Statewide Head Injury Program (SHIP) budget. These increases have made more programs and services available to survivors and caregivers in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Nicole’s relationships within the provider community have made it possible for for BIA-MA to increase brain injury awareness and close gaps in services for individuals in Massachusetts who live with brain injuries.

Board of Directors - Officers

daviddwork David Dwork, Esq.
Teresa Hayes Teresa Hayes, MSW, LICSW
Matthew Martino Matthew Martino, CFA
chipbradley David "Chip" Bradley, Jr.
Survivor Council,
Matthew Martino Stephen Butera, Esq. Family Member Laura Herman Laura Herman
CEO Insurance Marketing Agencies
haroldwilkinson Harold Wilkinson, MD, PhD kenkolpan Kenneth Kolpan, Esq.
Past President
marillyn spivak Marilyn Spivak
BIAA Founder


Board of Directors - Members

John C. Byler
Survivor and Author

Robert C. Cantu, MD, MA, FACM
Neurosurgeon & Co-Founder, Sports Injury Institute

Eileen Chernoff, RN, MBA, LicNHA
President/Owner, Community Rehab Care

Jay Fraga
Brain Injury Survivor, The Knockout Project

Evan Gray
Sales Director, OneAmerica and Family Member

Arlene Korab
Family Member/Founder

John Paul Weaver, MS, MD
Department of Neurosurgery, UMass-Memorial Medical Center
University of Massachusetts Medical School