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Brain Injury Association of Virginia

The Voice of Hope, Help, and Healing

aka BIAV   |   Richmond, VA   |  www.biav.net

Mission

Advance education, awareness, support, treatment and research to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury

Ruling year info

1983

Executive Director

David DeBiasi

Main address

2810 N. Parham Road Suite 260

Richmond, VA 23294 USA

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Formerly known as

Virginia Head Injury Foundation

EIN

54-1240683

NTEE code info

Brain Disorders (G48)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

28,000 Virginians are diagnosed each year with Traumatic Brain Injury. In 2022, an estimated 303,000 people disabled as a result of brain injury and stroke live in Virginia; including estimates of those who have sustained a brain injury or stroke but who are not disabled increases the prevalence to more than 1,125,000. The BIAV employs 8 staff; that equals one per 3,500 newly injured people each year, one per 138,412 who sustain a non-disabling brain injury, and one per the 35,468 who are disabled by their brain injury per staff person.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Education

Annual conference; Certified Brain Injury Specialist review and testing; professional and community trainings and webinars; certificate courses.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Caregivers
People with disabilities

Personalized Information & Referral and Resource Coordination assistance, outreach to newly injured individuals or their family caregivers, provision of local brain injury support groups, and technical assistance to 30 other brain injury support groups across the state.  

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Caregivers
People with disabilities

Contact with print and broadcast media, social media and website management, Brain Injury Month awareness campaign, Brain Injury Awareness Day at the Virginia General Assembly, community events, public service campaigns.  

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Caregivers
People with disabilities

Development and provision of information, training, support and resources that create systems change through effective brain injury advocates, brain injury community representation at state and local agency meetings and on boards, committees, work teams and task forces, public policy and legislative leadership, and advocacy training.  

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Caregivers
People with disabilities

Two week overnight recreation program for adults with brain injuries and respite for their family caregivers.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Caregivers
Families
People with disabilities

Where we work

Awards

Excellence for Collaboration 2019

Brain Injury Association of America

Excellence for Collaboration 2020

Brain Injury Association of America

Excellence for Programs and Services 2021

Brain Injury Association of America

Excellence for Programs and Services 2021

Brain Injury Association of America

Innovation of the Year in I&R Operational Excellence 2021

Alliance of Information and Referral Systems

Affiliations & memberships

Community Health Charities 2017

Brain Injury Association of America 2022

ConnectVA 2022

Alliance of Information and Referral Systems Member 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of referrals to resources offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities, Caregivers, Families, Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Outreach and Family Support

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

BIAV provides information and referral to resources, professionals, services, and more via the telephone, chats, mailings, and on our website.

Number of campers enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Outreach and Family Support

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Camp Bruce McCoy, BIAV's residential camp program was not possible during 2020 because of the pandemic. BIAV conducted 2 different day camps for 23 campers in 2021.

Number of community events or trainings held and attendance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

BIAV provides online and in-person trainings for professionals, caregivers, and survivors of brain injuries through conferences, forums, in-services, and webinars.

Number of support groups offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

BIAV conducts support group meetings for caregivers and survivors of brain injury.

Number of meetings with policymakers or candidates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Advocacy:

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

BIAV leadership participated in 27 meetings and forums with policymakers, legislators, and key decision makers impacting the brain injury community in Virginia in 2021.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

• Strengthen statewide brain injury community to increase access to services through advocacy
• Become the “go-to” organization for persons with brain injury, caregivers, and providers
• Adapt and innovate programmatic strengths to better serve persons with brain injury and caregivers
• Fortify BIAV’s infrastructure to support strategic impact

Provide quality educational opportunities to people with brain injury, family caregivers and professionals

Sustain individuals who experience brain injury and family caregivers through information about and resources for services and supports that maximize their recovery and independent living.

Enhance brain injury supports and services through resource coordination, outreach to persons with
brain injury and coalition building with community partners

Pursue public policy changes that improve the system of care for persons with brain injury.

Develop and provide information, training, support and resources that create systems change through effective brain injury advocates

Raise public awareness and understanding through activities that increase the community's knowledge of brain injury.

Undertake strategic planning to focus organizational resources in a positive direction.

We are uniquely qualified to provide brain injury education; all program staff are certified specialists in brain injury and information and referral. We are well-versed and effective with policy initiatives that improve the systems of care for those impacted by brain injury. We have conducted numerous public awareness campaigns, and are able serve as subject matter experts for legislative bodies, policymakers, journalists, and most importantly, survivors and their families.

In 2021-2022, we provided over information and referrals to resources, professionals, and services for nearly 11,500. Over 1600 people received professional training, professional development, and in-services through BIAV, strengthening the capacity of the community brain injury system in Virginia to provide services. We provided support to more than 8,000 person through support groups, wellness interventions and a Camp Bruce McCoy, our signature recreation and respite program for person with brain injury and their caregivers. We trained 128 new advocates and participated in more than 30 meetings with key policymakers, legislators, and decision-makers to advocate on behalf of Virginians impacted by brain injury.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Brain Injury Association of Virginia

Board of directors
as of 09/30/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Bryan Meadows

Marks and Harrison

Term: 2022 - 2024

Bryan Meadows

Marks and Harrison

Yael Israel

Hands on Your Health

Meg Kelly

Wells Fargo

Dan Raper

Capital One

Alexandra Watson-O'Brien

Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation

Spencer Koch

Numotion

Kathleen Hardesty

Sentara

Joseph Cantor

Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci

Natalie Drawdy

Resilience Health

Gary DuPriest

Trish Smith

Richmond Creative Counseling

Daniel Klyce

Virginia Commonwealth University

Chimdindu Ohayagha

Virginia Commonwealth University

Maria Ochoa

Utopia Psychological Services

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/30/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/24/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.