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

Anne McDonnell

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)

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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 2019, an estimated 285,000 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 1,000,000. The BIAV employs 8 staff; that equals one of us for 3,500 newly injured people each year and 35,468 who are disabled.

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?

SCOPE OF SERVICES

Education:
Annual conference, Certified Brain Injury Specialist review and testing,
professional and community trainings and webinars.Outreach and Family Support: 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 others brain injury support groups across the state.  Public Awareness: Brain Injury Month awareness campaign, Brain Injury Awareness Day at the Virginia General Assembly, community events, public service campaigns.  Advocacy: Development and provision of information, training, support and resources that create systems change through effective brain injury advocates, BI 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.  Camp Bruce McCoy: 2 week recreation and respite program for adult survivors of brain injury and family caregivers.

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

Where we work

Awards

Excellence in Collaboration 2019

Brain Injury Association of America

Affiliations & memberships

Community Health Charities 2017

Brain Injury Association of America 2020

ConnectVA 2020

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

SCOPE OF SERVICES

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

SCOPE OF SERVICES

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

83 campers participated in Camp Bruce McCoy in 2019, BIAV's residential camp program for adults with brain injury. Caregivers enjoy respite while their loved one resides at camp.

Number of community events or trainings held and attendance

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

SCOPE OF SERVICES

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

BIAV provides 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

SCOPE OF SERVICES

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

BIAV leadership participated in 24 meetings and forums with policymakers, legislators, and key decision makers impacting the brain injury community in Virginia.

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.

• Improve care and support for individuals with brain injury and their families
• Increase awareness of brain injury and improve understanding of brain injury
• Increase our capacity to achieve our mission

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 2019-20 we provided over 6,000 information and referrals to resources, professionals, and services. Over 500 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. BIAV leadership participated in 24 meetings with key policymakers, legislators, and decision-makers to advocate on behalf of Virginians impacted by brain injury.

In 2020, we strengthened our use of technology to strengthen our community engagement and social support initiatives including a new virtual caregiver support group and on-demand online community.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Our Advisory Groups, comprised of people with brain injuries, caregivers and professionals, periodically review our print and digital resources. Recently, based on their suggestions, we revised several of our resources to make the information more accessible, understandable, and readable.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    While we do receive feedback from the people we serve, we always like to see higher response rates.,

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 3/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kelli Gary

Virginia Commonwealth University

Term: 2019 - 2021

Kelli Gary

Virginia Commonwealth University

Derek O'Neal

Dept of Justice

Chad Dillard

Childrens Hospital of the Kings Daughters

Bryan Meadows

Marks and Harrison

Scott Bucci

Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana and Buckner

Yael Israel

Hands on Your Health

Meg Kelly

Wells Fargo

Dan Raper

Capital One

Trish Smith

Safe Harbor

Alexandra Watson-O'Brien

Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation

Debbie Ybara

Spencer Koch

Numotion

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • 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 11/19/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data