What We Do



The Vision of the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania  is a world in which all people with brain injuries and their supporters are leading fulfilling lives and are empowered to participate in their communities.


The Mission of the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania is to prevent brain injuries and to foster an inclusive community of education, advocacy, supports, and research to maximize the quality of life for those with brain injuries and their families.

An affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America, BIAPA is directed by a group of committed volunteers and a staff of part-time professionals.


To promote an inclusive community, the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania commits to an atmosphere that includes and fully utilizes the talents of individuals with diverse backgrounds including those from historically underrepresented groups including; abilities, gender, age, race, color, national origin, religious preference, or other beliefs, language, disabilities, sexual orientation, marital, family or military statuses, education, social-economic status, background, and culture. The Brain Injury Association recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce and serving the needs of a diverse community. BIAPA will make every effort to ensure that creating and maintaining diversity, equity and inclusion are our priorities.

BIAPA History

The Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania was formed in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) membership organization with a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors. The Association works to prevent brain injury and improve the quality of life for people who have experienced brain injury and their family members through support, education, advocacy, and research.

The work of the Association is accomplished through paid professional staff and hundreds of volunteers. BIAPA is the official Pennsylvania state chartered affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America. The official registration and financial information of the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania, Inc., may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999.

Our People


President - Ann Marie McLaughlin
2nd VP - Damon Slepian
3rd VP - Madeline DiPasquale
Treasurer - Anne Sears
Secretary - Amy Szalinski

John Abbatico
Anthony Baratta
Cristabelle Braden
Robin Joyce
Pat Kautz
Jaana Kelley
David Long
Tim Muller
Amanda Parezo
Madelaine Sayko
Padraig Tangney
Kate Turner
David L. Woloshin
Tracy Yatsko Onyekanne


Director of Programs
Monica J. Vaccaro

School Re-Entry Coordinator
Brenda Eagan Brown