BIAC Annual Awards


biac annual awards

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.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Annual Awards to be presented during BIAC's Annual Conference on March 16, 2018.  Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, February 21st.  We've made it easy and you can now submit your nomination online.  Submit a nomination.

If you prefer to send in your nomination, written nominations should include the nominee’s full name, address and phone number, along with  a full description for why the individual or group is being nominated.  Please provide a brief bio for the nominee (this informaiton will be listed in the BIAC Conference Program Book). Please be sure to include your name and phone number. All nominations will be reviewed and winners selected by the BIAC Governance Committee.  

Nominations must be submitted to the BIAC Governance Committee, c/o Julie Peters no later than Wednesday, February 21.  They can be sumitted online; faxed to 860-219-0568; mailed to BIAC, 200 Day Hill Road, Suite 250, Windsor, CT 06095; or emailed to Julie Peters at jpeters@biact.org.

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 AwardAwarded 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 AwardAwarded 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 AwardPresented to those in the media whose efforts have furthered the cause of brain injury survivors, their families, and caregivers.

Partnership AwardAwarded 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 AwardAwarded 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 YearAwarded 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 AwardHighest award of the agency, determined by the BIAC Board of Directors.

To view previous recipientsclick here.  

Congratulations to the 2017 recipients who were recognized during the Annual Conference last year.  For more information on the recipients, click here.

Ayers Distinguished Service Award     Maryann McGuire
Advocacy Award                                    Corinne Crane and Stacey Eldredge
Community Service Award                    Katie Ellis
Education & Prevention Award             William McEwen
Media Award                                            Renee DiNino, iHeart Media
Partnership Award                                  Trinity College