Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado

Who We Are

The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado is the go-to resource for help and services for survivors of an injury to the brain, their families, and providers.

That all persons with a brain injury thrive in their community.

Through guidance, resources, support and education, we seek to facilitate lifelong growth of Coloradans affected by an injury to the brain.


Board of Directors

Melissa Winthers
Attorney – Fleishman & Shapiro

Mark Belfance
Ernst & Young

Cheryl Catsoulis
A Wildflower Assisted Living
President Elect

Norine Hemphill
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Bill Levis
Family Member. Attorney
Past President

Dan Sloane
Hillyard, Wahlberg, Kudla, Sloane & Woodruff, LLP

Ken Rich
Executive Coach and Recovering TBI Consumer

Jennifer Biggs Arnold
Craig Hospital

Craig Eliot
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Ryan LeMasters
Swedish Hospital

Kasey McClurg
Rocky Mountain Health Care Services

Tristen Smith
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Dr. Eric Spier
Craig Hospital

Eric Dinnen
Ernst & Young


Gavin Attwood

Chief Executive Officer

Max Winkler, CBIS
Director of Client Programs

Liz Gerdeman, MA
Director of Professional Programs

Linda Heesch
Recreation Programs Coordinator

Mark Condon
State-wide Support Group Coordinator
To find out more about Mark as a Professional Speaker, click here

Tina Ziwak
Special Events Coordinator

Fran Held
Development Coordinator

Lisa Cheney-Philp, MURP
Office Manager & Evaluation Coordinator

Edna Lugo
Programs Assistant

Kimberly Nihon
Programs Assistant

Cari Ledger, NCSP
Youth Education Liaison

Jaime Horsfall, MA, CBIS
Lead Case Manager, Corrections Specialist

Joni Lee, MFA
Case Manager

Airiel Juergens-Peoples
Case Manager

Niko Medina
Case Manager

Alexandra Ferencz, MSW
Case Manager

Alisa Hills, LSW
Case Manager

Alexandra Schwartz
Case Manager

Audrey McNeely
Case Manager

Carol Cochran, MA, CBIS
Case Manager

Denice Enriquez
Case Manager

Denise Monroe, MS
Case Manager

Heather Walker, MPH, CHES
Case Manager

JoDee Hambright
Case Manager

Sarah Cornella, MA
Case Manager