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Ryan Farrell

"My recovery continues each day"
Ryan was performing with her cheering squad when a flyer on top of her stunt group fell and landed on her. A short time later, she collapsed and did not regain consciousness. She had sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI), along with a collapsed lung and fractured vertebrae in her neck. Read Ryan's story

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Regional Offices

BIA-MA has three regional offices staffed with professionals that provide information, resources, support, and informal counseling to individuals with brain injuries, families, and professionals across the state: Central Regional Office in Westborough, MA; Southeastern Regional office in East Wareham, MA; Western Regional office in Pittsfield, MA.

These regional offices host support groups and events that provide survivors, family members and caregivers a fun and caring atmosphere where they find opportunities to socialize and make new friends with others who have shared similar experiences.

BIA-MA Southeastern Regional Office - East Wareham, Massachusetts

westerngroupStaff:
Sandra J.Topalian, PhD, CBIST, Manager
Amy Campinha
Zelinda B. Pereira, CPI, CBIS

Serves Residents in:

  • Southeastern Massachusetts
  • Cape Cod and the Islands
  • Offers support in Portuguese

Support Groups and Events:

Contact Information:
Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts
3119 Cranberry Highway, Suite 5F
East Wareham, MA 02538
Phone: (508) 743-0333
Toll Free: (888) 607-7678
Fax: (508) 743-0335
biamase@biama.org

BIA-MA Western Regional Office - Pittsfield, Massachusetts

westerngroupStaff:
Cynthia Costello, LSW, Manager
Scott Doane
Jeff Robinson
Helen Stewart, RN

Serves Residents in:

  • Berkshires
  • Pioneer Valley
  • Springfield
  • Amherst/Northampton
  • Offers support in Spanish.

Support Groups and Events:

Contact Information:
Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts
180 Elm Street, Suite C
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone:(413) 443-0200
Toll-Free: (888) 554-5553
Fax: (413) 443-0211
biamawest@biama.org

BIA-MA Central Regional Office - Westborough, Massachusetts

Staff:
Tress Ricker, LSW, Manager
Beth Murphy, LSW
Barbara Webster

Serves Residents in:

  • Greater Boston
  • MetroWest
  • North Shore
  • South Shore

Support Groups and Events:

Contact Information:
Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts
30 Lyman Street, Suite 10
Westborough, MA 01581
Phone:(508) 475-0032
Toll-Free: (800) 242-0030
biama@biama.org