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about biala

Advisory Board

Frank Culicchia, MD, FAANS

Neurosurgeon, Culicchia Neurological Clinic

Howard T. Katz, MD

Gulf States Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation

Board of Directors

Paul Genco

MS, HCM

Janet Clark

M. ED, Director Of Inpatient Rehab At Touro

Michael S. Frenzel

CRC, LRC

Suzanne Lentz

M.C.D., CCC-SLP, CBIT, CWCP, Director Of TASS Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center

Donna Cavanaugh

Executive Director, Think First Of Ark- LA- Tex

Karen Roy

LCSW, NuMotion Brand Ambassador

Yvette Pacaccio

VP of Louisiana Business Banking and Virtual Business Banking, Capitol One/ Caregiver

Cecile Picou

Supervisor Of Physical Therapy, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System

Charles Abbott

Attorney, Forman, Watkins & Krutz

Chelsie Huval

M.S., CCC-SLP Director of Rehabilitation Services Acadiana Brain Injury Center

Kathleen Waring

Honorary Board Member/Parent Of TBI Survivor

Nicole Marquez

Honorary Board Member/SCI Survivor Author / Motivational Speaker

Jamie Duplechine

Honorary Board Member/SCI Survivor

You’ve been so very helpful to us and we can’t thank you enough for all the information and assistance you provided us. Your help and direction has given so much confidence that we’ll get our beautiful son back because we’re making sound decisions based on your help.

Donna McCaleb

Caregiver

On a day that everything seemed to be going against me, I reached out for some help and was surprised that they actually were there to help me. My wheelchair was broken, and they were able to find a place to fix it for me. They educated me about the trust fund for people with spinal cord injuries and sent me an application. When I had questions about the application, I called back and was given the time and help needed to complete the application. They made me feel important so I am very thankful.

Robi Harsch

Individual with SCI

During an incredibly difficult time, when I called the BIALA hotline desperate for help, I was greeted by someone who showed that she truly cared, and I can't say thank you enough. She was a life support for me, and I don't know how I would have survived without her. She was there when I had no one else and brought me peace and comfort and understanding. There is no amount of money or thanks in the world that could repay her for her kindness and compassion. She was and continues to be such a blessing to me.

Catherine Genovese

Caregiver