Meet Our Board
Brain injuries touch all of our lives. I have witnessed the toll that brain injuries take on the survivor, family and friends first hand personally and professionally. For the past ten years I have worked with children and adults who have sustained brain injuries.
Through these experiences grew an idea and it was to increase awareness about the realities of brain injury. I wanted teach everyone from the very young to the elderly how to make B.R.A.I.N Safe choices. It was this passion that led me to found Be Real About Injuries Now (B.R.A.I.N) Programs.
Amy’s qualifications consist of a bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education as well as a Master’s degree in working with Children with Disabilities from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Amy is also a Certified Brain Injury Specialist.
Lawrence E. Dresdale, Ph.D., Clinical Adviser. Dr. Dresdale is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience in the field of Behavioral Medicine. He combined biopsychology and clinical psychology in his graduate work to integrate knowledge of biological bases of behavior including brain-behavior relationships into clinical practice and was an Intern and Resident in the Department of Medical Psychology at the Oregon Health and Science University where he received training in neuropsychology. He is in private practice with the primary treatment modality being Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) to address a broad range of clinical issues including TBI.
Matthew Laughlin joins B.R.A.I.N. Programs Inc. with a vast background in project management. He is a creative, organized and well-spoken advocate for people affected by brain injury. He has passion and drive when it comes to anything he puts his mind too. Matt’s passion to see things through will be a great asset to B.R.A.I.N. Programs Inc.
Taylor Davis is a recent graduate of Siena College with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. He is pursuing a career in Optometry and has been accepted to and will be attending SUNY Optometry. With Taylor's competitive nature, hardworking and dedicated attitude he will be a tremendous asset to B.R.A.I.N. Programs Inc. Taylor's Keen eye for the details, makes him a perfect fit for the position of secretary. With Taylor's assistance, B.R.A.I.N. Programs will be able to educate more children in the community on how to make healthy lifestyle choices.