BIAC Staff


Julie Peters, CBIS, Executive Director
Oversees all facets of the organization including, but not limited to, Board of Directors activities, legislative advocacy, affiliation with the United States Brain Injury Alliance and developing local partnerships with individuals, corporations and organizations.
Julie has been BIAC's Executive Director since 2002.  She has over 30 years of experience in nonprofit management.  She was a founding member of the Board of Directors for the United States Brain Injury Alliance, where she served as Governance Chair.

Phone: 860.219.0291 ext. 301  Email:

Bonnie Meyers, MS, CRC, CBIST, Director of Programs & Services
Provides overall management and supervision for BIAC's programs and services including the Helpline, Community Education, Outreach and Support Groups.
Bonnie has been working in the field of brain injury for 30 years. She holds a graduate degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), and a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer. Bonnie has overseen brain injury services throughout the continuum of recovery, including sub-acute programs in rehabilitation hospitals as well as within a variety of community settings, including ABI waiver services, adult day programs, vocational/supported employment programs, and independent living programs.
Phone: 860.219.0291 ext. 304  Email:

Rene Carfi, MSW, LSW, CBIST, Senior Brain Injury Specialist
Community education, outreach, support groups, professional training, annual conference
Rene has 20 years experience in the field of brain injury, having previously held management positions at the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey for 17 years. She also served as Vice Chair of the New Jerey Special Education & Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force.  She holds a master's degree in Social Work from Rutgers University.
Phone: 860.219.0291 ext. 306  Email:

John Hampton, Fund Development and Communications Director
Directs all fund development, marketing and communications activities
John has served in this capacity since 2016.  He also serves as a Connecticut State Representative representing the town of Simsbury.  Previously, John served as a marketing and media consultant, as Manager of Advocacy and Outreach for the UConn Alumni Association and Director of Development & Marketing at Vietnam Veterans of America in Washington, DC.
Phone: 860.219.0291 ext. 303  Email:

April Michaud, Office and Events Manager
Plans and facilitates fundraising and social events, IT support, membership,  general information
Phone: 860.219.0291 ext. 310  Email:

Mark Lukas, MS, CRC, Brain Injury Specialist 
Links people to community supports and services. Addresses individual issues about living with brain injury.
Mark is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and holds of Master of Science in Counseling from Central Connecticut State University.  He has 16 years of experience in working with individuals with brain injury, with a background in supported education and employment.
Phone: 860.219.0291 ext. 302  Email:

Many thanks to long-time BIAC supporter, Lynn Damon, for generously donating her time and talents to provide the BIAC staff with the portraits shown above. Please visit Lynn's website for additional samples of her work and don't forget to mention that you found her on the BIAC website.