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 engage with Coloradans in the lifelong growth of those affected by an injury to the brain.

Board of Directors

Cheryl Catsoulis
A Wildflower Assisted Living

Jennifer Biggs
Craig Hospital

Eric Dinnen
Ernst & Young

Norine Hemphill
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Paul Herzog
Cresa Denver

Ryan LeMasters
Swedish Medical Center

Tristen Smith
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Dr. Eric Spier
Craig Hospital

Katherine Plog Martinez
Denver Public Schools

Russha Knauer
Colorado Judicial Branch

Angela McGraw
Attorney – Shapiro, Winthers & McGraw

Sarah Brittain
Colorado Brain Recovery

Patrick Sablich
Invest in Kids


Gavin Attwood

Chief Executive Officer

Max Winkler, CBIS
Director of Client Programs

Liz Gerdeman, MA
Director of Professional Programs

Heather Walker, MPH, CHES, CBIS
Deputy Director of Client Programs

Linda Heesch
Recreation Programs Coordinator

Mark Condon
Statewide 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
Evaluation & Human Resources Coordinator

Edna Lugo, CBIS
Programs Assistant

Ellen Kordonowy, CBIS
Programs Assistant

Cari Ledger, EdS, NCSP, CBIS
Youth Education Liaison

Jaime Horsfall, MA, CBIS
Corrections Program Manager

Sarah Cornella, MA, CBIS
Case Manager/Team Advisor

Joni Lee, MFA, CBIS
Case Manager

Niko Medina
Case Manager

Brinda Dungan, CBIS
Case Manager

Alexandra Schwartz, CBIS
Case Manager

Audrey McNeely, CBIS
Case Manager

Carol Cochran, MA, CBIS
Case Manager

Denice Enriquez, CBIS
Case Manager

Denise Monroe, MS, CBIS
Case Manager

JoDee Hambright, CBIS
Case Manager

Kimberly Nihon, CBIS
Case Manager

Kate Kerkmans, MSW, CBIS
Case Manager

Peggy Hugger, RN, CBIS
Case Manager