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.
                        Phone: 860.219.0291 ext. 304  Email:

Joy Morse, Director of Fund Development
Directs all fund development, marketing and communications activities
Having previously served as BIAC's Events and Grants Manager, Joy returned to BIAC in 2018 in this new role.  She also previously served as Development Director at the American Lung Association.
Phone: 860.219.0291 ext. 303  Email:

Cassandra Riley, Manager of Brain Injury Navigation Services
Develops, manages, and oversees all Brain Injury Navigation Services
Cassandra began in this new role in January 2020.  She has her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and has served as Educational/Vocational Specialist at Behavioral Health Network where her clients included individuals with brain injury.
Phone:  860.219.0291 ext. 305   Email:

Rene Carfi, MSW, LSW, CBIST, Senior Brain Injury Specialist
Helpline, community education, professional training, annual conference
Rene has over 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 Jersey 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:

Devon Julien, Brain Injury Specialist
Helpline, community education, support groups
Devon has over 15 years of experience working with people with disabilities, including brain injuries.  A Veteran of the US Marine Corps, Charlie Company,1stBn 25thMarines, 4thMarDiv. He achieved the rank of Sergeant and served as an Infantry Platoon Sergeant and  Information Systems Chief. Devon sustained a brain injury during his first deployment.
Phone:  860.219.0291 ext. 302  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:


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.