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OVC Advisory Council

Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation uses the resources of our Advisory Council to provide oversight, direction and input into Center activities. The Council is composed of representatives from Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Virginia and West Virginia. Representation includes persons with brain injury, family members and caregivers, representatives of state brain injury associations, representatives of state government departments responsible for services, and advocates. The Advisory Council meets semi-annually in Columbus, Ohio.

Upcoming meeting:  

  • October 21-22, 2017

Advisory Council Members

  • Marianna Abashian: BIAA, Director Professional Services, VA
  • Cindy Ashworth: Secondary consumer, WV
  • Christine Baggini: BIA-VA, Statewide Resource Coordinator, VA
  • Karen Brown: Brain Injury Services, Inc., Executive Director, VA
  • Cheryl Burda: BIA-MI, NeuroRestorative, MI
  • Celeste Campbell: Atlanta Veteran Administration Center, TBI Neuropsychologist, GA
  • Amy Colberg: BIAA, Director of Government Affairs, VA
  • Tom Constand: BIA-MI, President, MI
  • Nichole Shotwell: BIA-MI, Director of Programs
  • Bob Hock: Psychologist/Secondary consumer, OH
  • Joan Hock: Advocate/Secondary consumer, OH
  • Elaine Howard: Secondary consumer, IN
  • Paul Howard: Primary consumer, IN
  • Barry Layton, OH
  • Darcy Keith: Primary consumer, IN
  • Karen May: BIA-IN, Founder/Professional, IN
  • Don Weber, OH
  • Jeanette Motsch: N.E.N. Supportive Services, BI/Disability Consultant, WV
  • Michael Oliver: Primary consumer, OH
  • Stephanie Ramsey: BIA-OH, President Board of Trustees/Ohio Brain Injury Advisory Committee, Chair, OH
  • Jennifer Rhule: Primary consumer, WV
  • Nancy Ritter: BIA-IN, Chair, Board of Directors, IN
  • Kyle Sebastian: Wexner Medical Center Neuroscience Signature Program, Associate Director of Development, OH
  • Alan Smiley: Advocate/Primary consumer, VA
  • William Smiley: Advocate/Secondary consumer, VA
  • Kip Smith: Psychologist, OH
  • Marianne Talbot: National Rehabilitation & Rediscovery Foundation, Inc., VA
  • Jennifer Tenney: TBI Program Manager, Center for Excellence in Disabilities, WV
  • Kathleen Weber: Primary consumer, OH
  • Ron West: Secondary consumer, MI

This website has been funded with financial assistance from Grant #H133A120086 awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to the Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation for the current funding period of 10/01/2012 - 09/30/2017.