RESURRECTING LIVES FOUNDATION

aka Resurrecting Lives Foundation   |   Dublin, OH   |  http://resurrectinglives.org

Mission

The mission of Resurrecting Lives Foundation is to coordinate and advocate for the successful transition to a post-military career and life for Veterans with traumatic brain injury.

RLF will advocate for our returning heroes and their families across the nation, while educating the public about the injuries and co-morbidities associated with a traumatic brain injury.

Ruling year info

2012

Board Chair, Founder

Dr. Chrisanne Gordon M.D.

Main address

6724 Perimeter Loop Road PMB #317

Dublin, OH 43017 USA

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Formerly known as

Dr. Chrisanne Gordon

EIN

45-3554793

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Neurology, Neuroscience (G96)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To coordinate and advocate for the successful transition to a post-military career and life for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

IED Pilot Study

IED Pilot Study - Our landmark study will be completed in 2013, on returning heroes from the military and veterans who suffered TBI while on a tour of duty in Iraq or Afghanistan. The pilot study
will define the signature brain injury sustained by improvised explosive
devices. Part of the study will be performed in Columbus, OH, with patients and
controls transported for state of the art diffusion imaging in the Bronx, NY
with leading expert in the field, Dr. Michael Lipton of the Albert Einstein
College of Medicine where resources are readily available in this very new
field. The pilot study will bring national attention to this problem to garner
funding for a much larger study and be used for treatment protocols in
minor TBI.

Population(s) Served

A landmark study of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) due to Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s) in OIF/OEF military personnel. This will be the only study to date combining the neurodiagnostics of Diffusion Tensor Imaging with neuropsychological testing, balance and visual testing, endocrine screening, and complete history and physical. The study links physiology to anatomy which has not previously been studied.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We aim to accomplish that Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury are properly diagnosed and supported during a successful transition to a post-military career and life.

Over 2.2 million service personnel have been deployed to the war zone in Iraq and Afghanistan – many with multiple deployments. The hallmark injury is Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI. This condition is difficult to both diagnose and treat because the specialists are not frequently found in the Veterans Administration. It is estimated that only 36% of the veterans returning from the Iraq & Afghanistan wars actually receive treatment through the Veterans Administration, although all are eligible.

Resurrecting Lives Foundation assists in the recovery and reintegration of our OIF/OEF Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) by defining the brain pathology and by developing the protocols for recovery. We advocate for our returning heroes and their families while educating the public about the co-morbidities associated with a traumatic brain injury.
We work with companies that are interested in hiring Veterans to aid them in achieving career success.

As a non-political 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Resurrecting Lives Foundation has a special structure in that 100% of the donations to the foundation are used for Veterans Services relative to the mission. Our board includes an active volunteer working board with the members contributing over 200 volunteer hours per month as well as unique talents and support. The board donates time and funding so that administrative costs are completely covered which allows your donations to be used to support our veterans.We will assist the recovery/reintegration of our OIF/OEF Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) by defining the brain pathology and by developing the protocols for recovery. We will advocate for our returning heroes and their families while educating the public about the injuries and co-morbidities associated with a traumatic brain injury.

As a non-political organization, we will advocate for TBI veterans within their local communities, assisting their local hospitals and clinics to provide services and support to families and friends who are helping TBI veterans move forward. In addition, we will actively partner with other established 501(c)(3) organizations to coordinate programs and resources such as providing job training and career opportunities to TBI veterans following their treatment and during their ongoing recovery. TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) has been estimated in 20-25% of the nearly 2.7 million returning veterans, from Iraq and Afghanistan, and an estimated 30% have PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Conventional neuroimaging studies such as the MRI and CAT scan do not reveal the pathology of a mild TBI. Newer technology, such as Diffusion Tensor Imaging and functional MRI must be utilized to further the diagnosis and treatment of the nearly 450,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with TBI.
The conditions caused by TBI are unforgiving, and include substance abuse, unemployment, homelessness, incarceration and even suicide. Alarming recent statistics released by the DOD/VA indicate that 1.3 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans commit suicide daily. Treating TBI/PTSD is a necessity; NOT an option. Prompt diagnosis and treatment diminishes complications and improves employment and education opportunities. We are networking nationally to take our programs from Ohio to the nation. While we have accomplished much and are still in our early years, there is much work left to do.

Financials

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RESURRECTING LIVES FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 1/16/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Chrisanne Gordon


Board co-chair

Tim Gorrell

Chrisanne Gordon

Stan Crader

Jon Giacomin

Stan Crader

Paul Carlson

Christopher Brown

Resurrecting Lives Foundation

Bill Austin

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable