• Develops and maintains annual BIANC short and long range goals and objectives.
  • Maintains authority and responsibility for policies, procedures and programs.
  • Ensures continued financial stability of the organization.
  • Promotes a positive and productive work environment for the staff.
  • Develops and oversees personnel policies.
  • Conducts annual evaluation of Executive Director.
  • Encourages appropriate non-board individuals to serve on task/adhoc committees.

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2024 Board of Directors

Libby Grimes

Board of Directors, Chair

Attorney, Grimes & Yeoman

James Cox

Finance, Co-Chair

Cox Accounting & Financial Services, Inc.

April Groff

Secretary & Program Oversight, Chair

Regional Program Director of Learning Services

Carol Ornitz

Public Policy Committee, Co-Chair

Community Volunteer

Amy Ray


Laurie Leach

Director of Neuropsychology & Program Director, Brain Injury Rehabilitation System

Program Director, Neuro Care Unit and Program WakeMed

Martha Hoelzer

A Breath of Fresh Air Photography

Pat Gallagher

President, Chiropractic First! PC

Dr. Robert Baric

Founder, MyBrainDR

Michael Merzke

Consult, OEM Product Management, Dell

JD Freeman

Community Volunteer

Jeremy Wilson

Resource Development & Marketing, Chair

Lawyer, Ward and Smith, P.A.

John McCaulay

McAulay Financial

Jean Anderson

Public Policy Committee, Co-Chair

Community Volunteer

Lee Shuping

Assistant Professor, Medical Student Director

Associate Medical Director of UNCH
Occupational Health

Kara M Noronha

Clinical Coordinator Inpatient, Carolinas Rehab Charlotte Administrative Manager of Brain Injury Programs

Karee White

Community Volunteer

Pat Babin

Community Volunteer

Pier Protz

Admissions Director, ReNuLife

Thomas Henson

Attorney, Henson Fuerst, P.A.

Tolu Oyesanya

Association Professor

Duke University School of Nursing