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.

The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Board of Directors

Russha Knauer
Colorado Judicial Branch

Jennifer Biggs
Kindred Hospital

Dave Yang
Ernst & Young

Tristen Smith
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Mike Dichario
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Paul Herzog
Cresa Denver

Dan Frank
Craig Hospital

Angela McGraw
Burg Simpson

Sarah Brittain
Colorado Brain Recovery

Keith Fuicelli
Fuicelli & Lee P.C.

Steve Harlan
U.S. Bank

Steve Schaefer
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital
Colorado Springs

Nicole Schiavone RN-Owner
A Wildflower Assisted Living & Care Home Inc.

Rene Mills M.S., CCC-SLP, CBIST
Learning Services – Rocky Mountain Region

Amanda Pfeil Hood
Ogborn Mihm LLP

Eric Spier
BIAC Medical Director

Kenny Hosack
BIAC Founder
Lifetime Honorary Board Member


Gavin Attwood

Chief Executive Officer

Kate Kerkmans, LCSW, CBIS
Director of Client Programs

Jaime Horsfall, MA, LPCC, CBIST
Director of Professional Programs

Lisa Cheney-Philp, MURP
Evaluation Liaison & HR Strategist

Veronica Phelan
Director of Human Resources

Tina Ziwak
Special Events Coordinator

Ellen Kordonowy, CBIS
Systems Outreach Coordinator

Liam Donevan, CBIS
Systems Outreach Coordinator-Criminal Justice

Position Open
Peer Mentorship Coordinator

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

Lucia Valdez, MSW
Clinical Services Coordinator

Michael Zavala, CTRS
Adaptive Recreation & Activities Coordinator

Kate Fatica, RN
Youth Services Coordinator

Edna Lugo, CBIS
Brain Injury Resource Navigator Coordinator

Franklin Joseph
Brain Injury Resource Navigator Coordinator

Peggy Hugger, RN, CBIS
Self-management Coordinator

Niko Medina, CBIS
Brain Injury Resource Navigator

Mikayla Martz, CBIS
Brain Injury Resource Navigator

Carol Cochran, MA, CBIS
Brain Injury Resource Navigator

Mikalia Gray
Brain Injury Resource Navigator

George Rubinstein, MSW, CBIS
Brain Injury Advisor

Susan Brown, MA, LPCC, CBIS
Brain Injury Advisor

Kimberly Nihon, CBIS
Brain Injury Advisor

Rhea Pedler
Brain Injury Advisor

Audrey McNeely, CBIS
Brain Injury Resource Navigator and Advisor

Paula Pyc, CBIS
Brain Injury Resource Navigator and Advisor

Christina Johnson, MA
Brain Injury Re-entry Specialist

Jack Storti, CBIS, ACC, ILST
Brain Injury Re-entry Specialist