BIA-MA Leadership Team
Nicole 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
|David Dwork, Esq.
|Teresa Hayes, MSW, LICSW
|Matthew Martino, CFA
|David "Chip" Bradley, Jr.
|Stephen Butera, Esq. Family Member||Laura Herman
CEO Insurance Marketing Agencies
|Harold Wilkinson, MD, PhD||Kenneth Kolpan, Esq.
Board of Directors - Members
Helen A. Brown-Bryant, JD
Attorney At Law
John C. Byler
Survivor and Author
Robert C. Cantu, MD, MA, FACM
Neurosurgeon & Co-Founder, Sports Injury Institute
Eileen Chernoff, RN, MBA
President , Community Rehab Care
Brain Injury Survivor, The Knockout Project
Sales Director, OneAmerica and Family Member
John Paul Weaver, MS, MD
Department of Neurosurgery, UMass-Memorial Medical Center
University of Massachusetts Medical School