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Staff Members

Kimberly Hill, MS, CTRS, CCT

Executive Director

Kimberly Hill, MS, CTRS, CCT, is the Executive Director of the Brain Injury Association of Louisiana/Louisiana Chapter of United Spinal Association. Additionally, Kimberly serves on the National Board of Directors for United Spinal Association, and is the South Central Regional Coordinator and Louisiana Chapter Leader for United Spinal Association. Kimberly also represents Louisiana as the state's Chapter Leader for the Brain Injury Association of America and serves as a member of the education committee.

Kimberly brings a wealth of professional and personal experiences to her position. She provides a deeper understanding and personal perspective to her role as the mother of a child who survived a spinal cord injury and as a relative to a close family member who sustained a traumatic brain injury. Drawing from these experiences, Kimberly feels compelled to share hope, compassion and understanding with others who have experienced similar challenging situations in their lives.

After completing undergraduate school at Louisiana State University, Kimberly received her Masters of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of South Alabama. She is a nationally board Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist as well as a Certified Cognitive Therapist. Kimberly’s work experience includes inpatient rehabilitation where she worked with both neurologically and orthopedically impaired patients, private practice working with developmentally disabled children, inpatient geriatric psych hospital working with the elderly population and lastly, Kim worked for many years in outpatient and residential brain injury rehabilitation as a therapist and case manager.

Kathleen Mulvihill

Executive Director

Kathleen Mulvihill is the Director of Development at the Brain Injury Association of Louisiana/United Spinal Association/LA Chapter. She is responsible for attaining foundation and corporate support as well as major gifts from individuals.

She has a 12-year track record of successful advocacy and fundraising for nonprofit organizations and universities. A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Kathleen returned in 2016 to New Orleans, where she had lived previously for over two decades. She worked in various development roles in the greater Boston area for organizations such as the University of Massachusetts Medical School and American Red Cross, as well as an art therapy nonprofit. Some of her areas of expertise include grant management, donor relations and stewardship, strategic planning, advocacy and medical science.

She has a BA in Journalism/minor in Philosophy and was a Fellow at Loyola University’s Institute of Politics in New Orleans. Her previous career was in the news business where she worked in the Los Angeles, New Orleans and Boston markets. Kathleen’s personal work/life ethic is: Strive for excellence and expect extraordinary results without thinking you deserve them. Kathleen is delighted to be part of the Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury team and looks forward to assisting in elevating the organization to new levels of excellence.

Thank you for your kind words and speedy reply. You have been lovely trying to help me help my brother. You have been brilliant taking time to research my requests for me which has allowed me to spend more time assisting my brother. Thank you for being such a blessing.

Constance Urban

Caregiver

Painting a mask and showing how it feels to live with a brain injury was a lot of fun and also made me feel good and important. People don't understand so thank you for allowing me to share how I feel. I can't wait to see my mask on the art display. Thanks for making me smile and feel good about myself.

Ada Henderson

Individual with TBI

Living with a spinal cord injury has been a challenge but the peer mentor program has definitely assisted me in adjusting to my new normal. Thank you for giving me hope.

Emerson Moss

Individual with SCI