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Friends of BIALA: Leading Through Philanthropy

Learn how your passion can change the world!

Welcome and thank you to our new “Friends of BIALA!”  The “Friends” program was launched at an inaugural event in September 2017 to help support the programs that

serve brain and spinal cord injury survivors throughout Louisiana. Our charter members are a dedicated community of humanitarian leaders who advance BIALA’s mission through a focused investment of philanthropy, guidance and volunteerism.

By mobilizing their collective commitment to philanthropy and volunteer service, they help raise awareness for people with brain and spinal cord injuries, and inspire others to make a difference in the lives of these individuals.

Please join the movement and see how you can make a difference. BIALA and our charter member “Friends” will welcome you into the circle and show how you can broaden our efforts to reach more supporters while putting your passion to work to help improve the quality of life of brain and spinal cord injury survivors in our state.

For information, send email to:

If you want to touch the future, touch a life.

Friends of BIALA

  • *Charles Abbott
  • Larry and Linda Abbott
  • Drs. Freddie and Randa AbiSamra
  • Glenda and Jim Barkate
  • Dr. Glenn and Karen Barnett
  • Susan and Bryan Burkenstock
  • *Donna Cavanaugh
  • *Janet Clark and Richard Nick
  • **Dr. Frank Culicchia
  • *Michael Frenzel and Ann Marie Marmande
  • Eugene and Eileen Gambel
  • *Paul and Megan Genco
  • Cinamon and Chip Higbee
  • Kimberly and Keith Hill
  • **Dr. Howard T. Katz
  • *Suzanne Lentz
  • Archie and Olivia Manning
  • *Nicole Marquez-Gravier    
  • *Zackary Morris  
  • Kathleen Mulvihill
  • *Cecile Picou
  • *Karen Roy
  • Dr. Jonathon and Adrienne Rynning
  • Drs. John and Kathleen Walsh Saer
  • Liz and Poco Sloss
  • Holly and Geoff Snodgrass
  • Margaret Stewart
  • Marianne VanMeter
  • Mona and Alan Vinturella
  • *Kathleen and Ben Waring
  • Dr. Patrick and Calais Waring
  • Peter Waring
  • Dr. Phyllis Dale Waring
  • William W. and Lexi Waring Jr.

*BIALA Board ofDirectors
**BIALA Advisory Board