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Presenter Spotlight: Nick LiBassi

Kimberly Hill - Thursday, February 23, 2017

Please join us March 10-11, 2017 at our 10th Annual Conference celebrating “Ten Years of Help, Hope and Healing”. Professionals will have the opportunity to hear from an exciting line up of experts in the field of brain and spinal cord injury while earning up to 12 CEUs. Survivors will participate in hands on activities, socialize with others and hear motivational, helpful and inspiring messages. Registration information, along with the schedule of events and location can be found HERE or by sending email to info@biala.org.


Nick LiBassi will be presenting on Saturday, March 11th at 10:15 am on “National and State Resources for Individuals with Disabilities and United Spinal Association”.


Nick LiBassi, Director of Chapter Relations for United Spinal Association sustained a spinal cord injury in 1996. Since that time Nick has worked in the disability community in various capacities. His experience working with consumers on the vendor side as well as his first-hand knowledge regarding advocacy has allowed him to fully comprehend the unique challenges that people with SCI/D face in all aspects of life.

Nick has over 17 years of broad based professional business experience. Working with Johnson & Johnson for 10 years Nick was in charge of a specialty national sales team that was tasked with launching new products. In his time with J&J Nick had varying responsibilities that required strong leadership qualities, relationship building skills, and a thorough understanding of the overall business environment.

After his time with Johnson & Johnson Nick helped lead a team within an international executive search firm. He successfully placed numerous professionals at the VP and “C” levels within large organizations such as BASF, DAVOS and Roche. In addition Nick was able to secure searches with new clients including Novel, Merck, Nostrum Technologies and countless other small to mid-size life science companies.

Nick is currently responsible for United Spinal Association’s Chapter development, hospital membership program as well as other projects that assist the organization in fulfilling its mission. He is experienced in creating programs, developing clear action plans and implementing successful strategies to address needs. Nick works with members throughout the country to ensure that they have the resources they need in order to be as independent and successful as possible.

Nick holds a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Management. He has served on the Board of Directors for United Spinal Association, and currently serves as a Committee Member on the Disability Advisory Board with Virgin America Airlines.

In his personal time Nick is active in working with charities to raise funds for Spinal Cord Injury research as well as Cancer research. He also finds time to speak with and mentor individuals with new spinal cord injuries. Nick is a Zoning Board Official in his municipality.

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