As members, family, friends, professionals and supporters, we meet individuals who, through their efforts and dedication, have contributed to our lives, to BIAC and to brain injury research and prevention. Annually, BIAC recognizes those individuals and organizations demonstrating an outstanding contribution to our organization and to the field of brain injury.
Each year, award recipients are recognized at BIAC's Annual Professional Conference, held in March. Nominations are accepted in January each year.
Nominations are accepted for the following award categories:
Advocacy Award. Awarded to an individual or organization promoting community inclusion for persons who have sustained a brain injury, or for outstanding service to BIAC through his or her advocacy efforts.
Catherine Bontke Memorial Award. Awarded to a professional who has made a significant contribution to the field of brain injury through clinical services or research.
Community Service Award. Presented to those whose community service has furthered the cause of brain injury survivors, their families, and caregivers.
Education & Prevention Award. Awarded to an individual or organization whose outstanding effort has resulted in the increase of public awareness of brain injury and prevention and/or broadened community services available to individuals who have sustained a brain injury.
Media Award. Presented to those in the media whose efforts have furthered the cause of brain injury survivors, their families, and caregivers.
Partnership Award. Awarded to an individual or organization for outstanding support of BIAC events and promotion of brain injury awareness and prevention in Connecticut’s communities.
Public Policy Award. Awarded to an individual or organization supporting legislation/public policy that promotes the prevention or treatment of brain injury or increases the quality of life for persons who have sustained a brain injury.
Volunteer of the Year. Awarded to an individual for outstanding service to BIAC through his or her volunteer efforts.
Ayers Distinguished Service Award. Determined by the Board of Directors for service on Board of Directors.
President’s Award. Highest award of the agency, determined by the BIAC Board of Directors.
To view previous recipients, click here.
Congratulations to the 2018 recipients who were recognized during the Annual Conference on March 16, 2018. For more information on the recipients, click here.
Ayers Distinguished Service Award Greg Bubnash
Advocacy Award Melinda Montovani
Catherine Bontke Memorial Award Tracy Sondik
Partnership Award Tony Sheffy
Volunteer of the Year Award Rayna Segelman and Marissa Stein