Board of Directors


Sarah Raskin, PhD., ABBPP/ABCN, President
Dr. Raskin is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Trinity College. A well-known researcher and expert in neuropsychological evaluation and cognitive remediation, Dr. Raskin has been a frequent presenter at BIAC's conferences and workshops. She served on BIAC's board (1995-1998) and has been a Support Group Facilitator since 1994.

Greg Bubnash, Treasurer
Former Director of the Investment Advisory Group of Hartford Mutual Funds, Mr. Bubnash has an adult son with a brain injury. Mr. Bubnash has been an active participant in BIAC's bike-a-thon and golf tournament. His finance and auditing experience are of significant value to the Board.

‚ÄčKwame O. Asante, MD
Dr. Asante is attending physician and Associate Director of TBI Rehabilitation at Hartford Healthcare and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at UCONN Medical Center.

David W. Bush, Esq.
A partner in the law firm of Brignole, Bush and Lewis, Mr. Bush is a civil and criminal litigation attorney and a previous President of the Board. He has served as Chair of the BIAC Golf Tournament Planning Committee for more than twelve years, and returned to serving as a member of the Board in 2013.

Traci Cipriano, JD, PhD
Dr. Cipriano, a clinical psychologist, is Director of Professional Affairs for the Connecticut Psychological Association and Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale Department of Psychiatry.

Casey Cochran
Mr. Cochran is a graduate student at the University of Connecticut where he was formerly quarterback for the Huskies before retiring after 13+ concussions.  Casey was the keynote speaker at the BIAC 2016 Annual Professional Conference.

Kendell L. Coker, Ph.D., J.D.
Dr. Coker is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, specializing in Forensic Psychology at the University of New Haven as well as the Faculty Chief Researcher of Tow Youth Justice Institute.

Jennifer Cromer, PhD
Dr. Cromer is  a clinical neuropsychologist and Program Director of the Neurobehavioral Program at the Hospital for Special Care.  She is a frequent presenter on brain injury topics throughout the state.

Janice E. Favreau, RP
Ms. Favreau serves as Asst. Risk Manager for LEGO Systems, Inc. and has a son with a brain injury. She previously served on the board of BIAC and as a Support Group Facilitator in Ellington in the 1980's.

Peter McAllister, MD
Dr. McAllister is a board certified neurologist and Director of the New England Center for Neurology and Headache.  Formerly Director of the Concussion Center at Associated Neurologists of Southern Connecticut, he holds clinical appoinments at both Yale University School of Medicine and Quinnipiac University School of Medicine.  Dr. McAllister is currently conducting research on stem cell and TBI.

Maryann McGuire
Ms. McGuire is an adjunct faculty member at Trinity College with over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including as a registered nurse.  The mother of a son with a brain injury, Maryann also consults with BIAC on research and grant writing.

David Moore
Mr. Moore is the former Chieft Strategic Officer for Chemwerth, Inc.  A long-term supporter of BIAC, David brings significant strategic planning and marketing expertise to the Board.

David Wang, MD
Dr. Wang is Medical Director, Elite Sports Medicine, Connecticut Children's Medical Center.  He is past Medical Director of Sports Medicine at Stillwater Medical Group and has extensive expertise in consussion management.

Michael Zacchea
Mr. Zacchea is Director and Program Manager at the UConn Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities.  He is a retired LtCol with the US Marine Corp, a brain injury survivor and serves on the Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs.
 

Julie Peters, CBIS (Ex Officio)
Executive Director, Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut
Ms. Peters is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and has served as BIAC’s Executive Director since 2002. Prior to joining BIAC, she served as Executive Director of the National Association of Social Workers-Utah Chapter.