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Joanne Susi

"I was suddenly unable to do the things I once enjoyed, struggling to come to terms with my injury, frustrated and angry”

Bob's life changed completely in 2013 when he fell two stories while shrink wrapping a boat at the marina where he worked. With the help of his family and BIA-MA,he has found ways to enjoy most of the things he used to, just a little differently. Click here to support BIA-MA efforts in creating better futures for those affected by brain injury.

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Welcome to BIA-MA

facesAccidents happen. Brain injury happens.
We can help!

In the blink of an eye, everything changes; nothing is as it was before. How will you identify brain injury if it happens to you or to someone you love? How will you cope with it? What resources will you need? Where will you find them? The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts is here to help with information for brain injury survivors, family members, caregivers, professionals and others. To meet people whose lives have been impacted, visit "Faces of Brain Injury"

Arlene Korab - Founder of BIA-MA Passes Away

The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts is saddened to announce the untimely death of our dear friend and former Executive Director, Arlene Korab. Arlene passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, May 18, 2019 after a short illness.

No one knew more than Arlene Korab about the needs of the brain injury community.  She personally lived through every emotion a family goes through when a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury.  In 1980 Arlene’s son, Kevin, was a passenger in a car when the driver lost control. Kevin, who was not wearing a seat belt, suffered severe trauma to his brain and was in a coma for six months. Determined to find out more about brain injury and advocate for Kevin, Arlene became involved with a group of like-minded families, who ultimately founded BIA-MA.  (More information)

Registration is Open for 2019 MRC Consumer Training - June 27, 2019!

Do you know anyone who would be interested in attending an all-day training about employment and other MRC Services?

MRC, BIA-MA, and the MA Statewide Independent Living Council will be hosting an all-day training. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about MRC Programs and attend workshops regarding employment. The goal of this conference is to provide participants with resources and tools to maximize their experience with MRC. Learn more.


Team BIA-MA Will Be Running the 2019 Falmouth Road Race!

walk & rollThe Brain Injury Association is proud to partner once again with the Numbers for Nonprofits Program at the 2019 New Balance Falmouth Road Race. This is our 6th year participating in this program. In 2017, Team BIA-MA runners raised a remarkable $16,000 to support our mission.

You can make a difference by joining Team BIA-MA as a runner in the 2019 New Balance Falmouth Road Race.

Learn more.


Unmasking Brain Injury Project

walk & rollBIA-MA is pleased to announce our partnership with the Unmasking Brain Injury Project! Our goal is simple – offer every brain injury survivor the opportunity to create their own mask, tell their own story, and provide opportunities for the masks to be displayed in public places. Collectively this project partners with brain injury agencies across the country – and we are proud to join their ranks to illustrate brain injury and its impact. Follow along with us via social media and stay tuned for upcoming events where the masks will be on display. Interested in getting involved? Contact Cynthia Cardeli, Dir. Programs & Services, at 508-475-0032 or

Upcoming Events

Event When Description
2019 Annual Golf Classic
Jun 17, 2019

Save the date for the 2019 Annual Golf Classic at The Haven Country Club. Learn more.

2019 Falmouth Road Race
Aug 18, 2019

You can make a difference by joining Team BIA-MA as a runner in the 2019 New Balance Falmouth Road Race or by making a donation to support our runners. Together we are creating a better future for those impacted by brain injury. Learn more.

NESN Celebrity Spotlight with Nicole, Ryan, and Madeline!

If you were watching the Bruins game on November 15th, chances are you saw some familiar faces in the NESN Celebrity Spotlight!

Nicole Godaire, BIA-MA Executive Director and Speakers Bureau members, Ryan and Madeline, were featured in the Celebrity Spotlight Series featuring concussion, in partnership with Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. We are proud of our long standing relationship with Spaulding and all of the work they are doing in the line of brain injury care, rehabilitation, and research. Wonderful job Ryan and Madeline – thank you for lending your stories to highlight this important issue. Watch now

David Dwork President of Board of Directors

The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MIA) recently appointed David Dwork, ESQ., president of the board of directors.  For more than 30 years, Dwork has dedicated his career to traumatic brain injury (TBI) litigation and helped guide brain injury survivors through the complicated legal process of trials and out-of-court settlements.Dwork is a magna cum laude graduate of the Boston University Law School and a former Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County. He is a lecturer in civil litigation as well as being the author of several scholarly articles.

Dwork is preceded by Teresa Hayes, who served as president of the board for five years, and recently received the BIAA Award of Excellence for Affiliate Association Leadership.  Read more.