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Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut Presents

2016 Annual Awards

WINDSOR, CT (March 18, 2016) – The Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut (BIAC) is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2016 BIAC Annual Awards. Six individuals and organizations who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to BIAC and to the field of brain injury were presented with their awards during the luncheon at the BIAC Annual Conference at the Hilton Hartford on March 4th, 2016.

“The Conference attracts more than 300 industry professionals, making it an ideal forum to recognize these nine outstanding recipients,” said Julie Peters, BIAC’s executive director. “Each of the individuals and organizations have been a critical partner for BIAC serving our community.”

The 2016 BIAC Annual Award recipients are as follows:

Ayer Distinguished Service Award

Wendy Borawski, Esq.

Public Policy Award

Senator Beth Bye

Partnership Award

Frontier Communications Employees' Community Service Fund - Headquarters Region

Catherine Bontke Memorial Award

Anthony Alessi, MD, MMM

Volunteer(s) of the Year

Tom Schuck

  Trinity College Neuroscience Students

All BIAC Annual Award winners are selected by the BIAC Governance Committee from nominations submitted by individuals throughout the state. For detailed descriptions about each award and its recipient, visit www.biact.org.

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About Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut
Founded in 1981, the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut (BIAC) is Connecticut’s partner in brain injury prevention and recovery. As a partner in prevention, BIAC works with individuals, organizations, schools and government to educate those in our communities about the causes and realities of brain injury. As a resource in recovery, BIAC provides brain injury survivors and their families with the resource information and support they need completely free of charge. Our brain injury specialists work to ensure that survivors and their families are connected to the appropriate services and professionals. We also facilitate independent living and meaningful inclusion at home, at school and at work. For more information, visit www.biact.org.

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