Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado

Who We Are

Brain injury can be hard to see and understand, but at Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, we get it. We know each person with a brain injury is unique and can be struggling with so many things. Every day, we provide the support, connections, and available resources that survivors and their support network need. Because when we do, survivors of a brain injury have a chance to thrive.

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

To provide the support, connections, and available resources that survivors and their support network need.

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

Board of Directors

Russha Knauer
Colorado Judicial Branch

Steve Schaefer
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital

Dan Frank
Craig Hospital

Tristen Smith
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Mike Dichario
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Paul Herzog
Cresa Denver

Angela McGraw
Parker Lipman

Sarah Brittain
Colorado Brain Recovery

Keith Fuicelli
Fuicelli & Lee P.C.

Steve Harlan
Sunflower Bank

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

Janet Laning-Krug
Douglas County Schools
Summit Grant Studio

Linda (L) Draayers
Brain Care LLC

Diane Byrne
Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing

Albert Zweig
Attorney at Law

Doug Laird
Retired from Janus Henderson Group

Dr. Eric Spier
BIAC Medical Director

Kenny Hosack
BIAC Founder
Lifetime Honorary Board Member


Kate Kerkmans, LCSW, CBIS

Jaime Horsfall, LPC, CBIST
Vice President of Professional Programs/MINDSOURCE Outreach Director

Gabriela Ryan, MA, CBIS
Vice President of Client Programs/MINDSOURCE Director

Claire Lang
Director of Human Resources

Cao Buck, MS
Director of Resident Services

Ginger Rippey
Development Director

George Rubinstein, LCSW, CBIS
Mental Health Counselor

Susan Brown, MA, LPC, CBIS
Mental Health Counselor

Denice Enriquez, CBIS
Program Manager – Criminal Justice Systems

Jack Storti, CBIS, CAS
Program Manager – Denver Reentry

Kevin Taulman, MA
Program Manager – Education Consultation/Youth Services

Michael Zavala, CTRS
Program Manager – Adaptive Recreation/Activities

Mikalia Gray, CBIS
Program Manager – Systems Outreach

Zach Hudson, CBIS
Program Manager – Peer Mentorship

Mikayla Florian, CBIST
Program Manager – Resource Navigation

Niko Medina, CBIS
Program Manager – Resource Navigation (Valor on the Fax)

Peggy Hugger, RN, CBIS
Program Manager – Self-management

Chris Gonzales
Brain Injury Resource Navigator

Annie Emmons
Brain Injury Resource Navigator (Valor on the Fax)

Diana Sieber, CBIS
Brain Injury Resource Navigator

Kelsie Fucci
Brain Injury Resource Navigator (Southern CO)

Misty Aaberg
Brain Injury Resource Navigator and Advisor (Western Slope/Central Mtn.)

Paula Pyc, CBIS
Brain Injury Resource Navigator and Advisor (Northern CO)

Angie Combs, MA, CBIS
Brain Injury Advisor

Christina Johnson, MA, CBIS
Brain Injury Advisor

Fred Hinton, CBIS
Brain Injury Advisor (Southern CO)

Jennie Bills

Kara Boyd
Programs/Executive Assistant

Jeffrey Therrien
Front Desk Attendant