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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

Kathleen Waring

Parent Of TBI Survivor Former Marketing Consultant

Nicole Marquez

SCI Survivor Author / Motivational Speaker

Jamie Duplechine

Honorary Board Member/SCI Survivor

Donna Cavanaugh

Executive Director Think First Of Ark- LA- Tex

Karen Roy

LCSW, NuMotion Brand Ambassador

Zack Morris

Clinical Pharmacist Ochsner Health System

Cecile Picou

Supervisor Of Physical Therapy , Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System

Charles Abbott

Attorney Forman, Watkins & Krutz

Working as an advocate with spinal cord injury individuals, I have found very useful information from BIALA. They are quick to respond to my inquiries, and we work well together to find the resources individuals and caregivers need. Life with spinal cord injuries can be challenging so it is wonderful to know I have an organization such as BIALA to work with to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Nick Kylo

SCI Advocate

Participating in the virtual support groups has brightened my days and helps me feel less alone and depressed. Thank you for looking out for people with disabilities and making sure we stay connected to others.

Shannon Charleston

Individual with TBI

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