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

Cheryl Catsoulis
A Wildflower Assisted Living

Melissa Winthers
Attorney – Fleishman & Shapiro
Past President

Eric Dinnen
Ernst & Young

Norine Hemphill
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Jennifer Biggs Arnold
Craig Hospital

Ryan LeMasters
Swedish Hospital

Paul Herzog
Cresa Denver

Tristen Smith
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Dr. Eric Spier
Craig Hospital


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, CBIS
Programs Assistant

Kimberly Nihon, CBIS
Programs Assistant

Cari Ledger, NCSP, CBIS
Youth Education Liaison

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

Joni Lee, MFA, CBIS
Case Manager

Airiel Juergens-Peoples
Case Manager

Niko Medina
Case Manager

Alexandra Ferencz, MSW, CBIS
Case Manager

Alisa Hills, LSW, 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

Heather Walker, MPH, CHES, CBIS
Case Manager

JoDee Hambright, CBIS
Case Manager

Sarah Cornella, MA, CBIS
Case Manager