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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.

Kwame O. Asante, MD, Vice-President
Dr. Asante serves as Staff Physician with Trinity Health of New England. He previously served as Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New England Baptist Hospital. Prior to moving to Massachusetts, he served Assoc. Director TBI Rehabilitation, Hartford Hospital Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Asante served on BIAC’s Board of Directors from 2016-2018.

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.

Erin Kane, MSW, Secretary
Ms. Kane is a Business Consultant with SMC Partners, LLC. Previously she served as Regional Network Manager for Beach Health Options and Assistant Director of Clinical Operations at Connecticut Community Care, Inc.

Stewart Casper, JD
Member, Casper and de Toledo, LLC, Stamford. Mr. Casper has practiced law and handled TBI cases for over 40 years. He has lectured on TBI issues in the law throughout the country and authored and co-authored several papers relating to TBI. He has served on the Board of the CT Trial Lawyers Association in several capacities since 1987.

Nicole Fortino
Ms. Fortino serves as Neuro-Liaison for CareOne Neurobehavioral Rehabilitation Programs. She previously served in the same role for Kindred/Next Step. Nicole has been an active participant in BIAC’s Providers Council as well as a strong supporter and volunteer for BIAC events.

Maryann McGuire, RN, MPH
Ms. McGuire is National Account Manager with CoinferMED, which provides eConsults for primary care practices. The mother of a son with a brain injury, Maryann also consults with BIAC on research and grant writing.

Ginger Mills, PsyD
Dr. Mills is a Clinical Neuropsychologist at Harford Healthcare Chase Movement Disorders Clinic. She recently returned to Connecticut after serving as a Neuropsychology Fellow at the VA Boston. Dr. Mills previously served as Secretary of the BIAC Board of Directors from 2014-2017.

Lydia (Lilly) Velez-Herrera
Ms. Velez-Herrera is the Founder of Lilly Sin Barreras/Lilly Without Barriers, where people can get help removing barriers to learning, navigating and recovery. She is a brain injury survivor and has been a strong supporter and partner with BIAC.

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.