Meet your team

The staff at the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina are dedicated to the mission of providing help, hope, and a voice for individuals living with brain injury.  They are available to provide resources, information, and training opportunities.

Daniel started his tenure as the new Executive Director at the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina in 2019. Daniel comes to the organization with a 17 year career in nonprofit management and resource development having most recently worked for Boys & Girls Clubs. His number one goal is to make sure those in the Brain Injury Community have the support and resources they need.

Daniel Pietrzak

Executive Director
Daniel started his tenure as the new Executive Director at the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina in 2019. Daniel comes to the organization with a 17 year career in nonprofit management and resource development having most recently worked for Boys & Girls Clubs. His number one goal is to make sure those in the Brain Injury Community have the support and resources they need.
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Susan Baker

Financial Director
Susan has been with the Association since 2017. She is the Finance Director and is tasked with handling all accounting information for the association, in addition to maintaining the budget. Susan works closely with DHHS, ensuring that the budget aligns correctly with state contracts. Susan loves working at the Brain Injury Association of NC because of the cause. Having a member of her family who sustained a brain injury in 1994, Susan has a great interest in helping within the brain injury community.
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Alyssa Madden

Awareness Director
Alyssa came to BIANC in the Fall of 2020 as the Marketing Coordinator. She is now the Awareness Director, focused on initiatives to increase visibility and resources for the organization. She is a graduate of the UNC Chapel Hill School of Journalism and has experience in several industries, none of which include Journalism. Alyssa feels lucky to have arrived at BIANC when she did and hopes to make a difference in the organization and the community.
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Erianna Littleton

Statewide Training Coordinator
Erianna Littleton is BIANC's Statewide Training Coordinator. She is excited to provide assistance and educational resources throughout North Carolina. Erianna graduated with a BA in Psychology at the only Historically Black College/University in Oklahoma, Langston University. Erianna is currently working on obtaining her Masters in Clinical Psychology. Erianna has a passion for working with minorities, spreading awareness about mental health, and giving back to the community. Erianna looks forward to working alongside different individuals and being of service.
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Libby Wilhelmson

Program Director
Libby Joined BIANC in October of 2022, She graduated from NCSU and has worked in the education field for many years. She supports our outreach initiatives and participating in virtual and in-person training. Libby's goal is to increase BIANC's visibility with community exhibiting, educating and training brain injury survivors and all who support them in their journey. Libby is excited to be part of something that allows her to express her passion for community and awareness.
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Samantha Dickinson

Community Outreach Coordinator | Greater Triangle Region
Samantha is BIANC's Greater Triangle Outreach Coordinator. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Therapy from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and worked as a Certified Recreation Therapist for a residential neurobehavioral program prior to joining BIANC. She especially enjoyed working with her clients with brain injuries reach different cognitive, social, and emotional goals. Samantha finds joy in helping fulfil BIANC's mission of offering help, hope, and a voice for individuals with a brain injury and their families.
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Molly Hastings

Community Outreach Coordinator | Western NC
Molly is BIANC’s Western Regional Outreach Coordinator. With a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a background in traumatic brain injury, she has a deep commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of those affected by brain injuries. With a genuine passion for making a difference, Molly is committed to building a community where everyone touched by brain injury can find the resources and connections they need to thrive.
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Larry East

Community Outreach Coordinator | Greater Charlotte Region
Larry started with BIANC in January 2024 Community Outreach Coordinator for the Greater Charlotte Region. As a new resident of North Carolina, Larry is excited to make new connections with resources to help the many families affected by brain injury. Larry graduated with an A.S. in paramedicine and worked as a Paramedic for many years, He's also worked with non-profit organizations for the past 8 years which included Substance Use Treatment, and Case Management with the West Virginia Dept of Education assisting individuals with barriers to employment. Larry says, "my main goal is to bring my past work experience and my lived experience of having a family member that was affected by brain injury to BIANC to help individuals negotiate the many barriers that brain injury carries with it."
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I'Dajha Harris

Community Outreach Coordinator | Eastern NC
I'Dajha (eye-day-juh) is BIANC’s Eastern Regional Outreach Coordinator. With a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a budding graduate degree, she also has a background working with those with I/DD and those with traumatic brain injury. I'Dajha has a deep commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of those affected by brain injuries. With brain injury being a discussion that is close to home for her, she is determined to make an impact through her services and resources she can provide through BIANC.
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Kitty Barringer

Community Outreach Coordinator | The Triad Region
Kitty volunteered for BIANC when the association was newly formed. She became the Outreach Coordinator for the BIANC Triad Regional office in 2008. She provides training and support for people with brain injuries and their families in her area. Kitty feels that providing resources and information about brain injury is key for patients and families prior to discharge from an in-patient brain injury unit. Kitty values BIANC because it provides a map for navigating through the world of brain injury