COVID-19 Update

For the time being, COVID-19 is affecting TBI services.

TBI staff will remain available to you. You can email or call us. Please reach out if you have questions or needs.

Funds For You (FFY). TBI Clients are still able to work with their TBI Social Worker to submit and apply for FFY, we are just limiting home visits, and travel for our staff, so all FFY applications will need to be submitted via e-mail, mail, or planned ahead with your TBI Social Worker.

We want to make sure everyone is safe and healthy.

Training & Presentations: TBI has canceled all in-person trainings and presentations. TBI can offer trainings from a distance using Zoom. Zoom is a remote video platform. If you would like to schedule a training, please contact us. Also, keep checking back as we schedule online training opportunities.

Remember: The TBI staff are still here to support you in navigating life after a TBI. Please call or e-mail us, and we will be happy to be creative in ways to best support your needs.

Phone: 304-290-7412
Email: TBI@hsc.wvu.edu or Miranda.Talkington@hsc.wvu.edu

Membership

Voting Members of the Committee

Voting Board Member Position/Role Agency Email
1. Acord-Vira, Amanda Occupational Therapist West Virginia University sacordvira@hsc.wvu.edu
2. Anderson, Brad Consumer Representative and Director Brain Injury Group of WV brad@bigwv.org
3. Boyko, Jerry WVSILC Representative WVSILC jerry.boyko@wvsilc.org
4. Brady, Stephen BBH Representative Bureau for Behavioral Health stephen.a.brady@wv.gov
5. Childers, Carrie Speech-Language Pathologist Marshall University SLP childersca@marshall.edu
6. Crook, Tina Consumer Representative General public tina.crook@hsc.wvu.edu
7. Dearth, Ginger Director Marketing Operation Healthsouth ginger.dearth@healthsouth.com
8. Desmond, Regina Advocate Disability Rights of WV rdesmond@wvadvocates.org
9. Fordyce, Mark Consumer Representative General public markfordyce1@gmail.com
10. Gilliland, Andrew Sports Medicine Physician Marshall University gilliland1@marhsall.edu
11. Gossard, Scott Consumer Representative General public sgossard@regioneight.org
12. Gregory, Brad Consumer Representative General public brandon.l.gregory@gmail.com
13. Herzbach, Roy Ombudsman Director Legal Aid of WV herzbach@lawv.net
14. Jones, Trevor Physical Therapist Health Works jonest@healthworksrf.com
15. Kois, Melissa Consumer Representative General public m.kois@aol.com
16. McComas, Rebekah Consumer Representative General public mccomas30@gmail.com
17. McCormick, James Coordinator Veterans to Agriculture Program james261968@hotmail.com
18. Cottrell, Lesley Interim PI WVU CED lcottrell@hsc.wvu.edu
19. McKinney-Brooks, Elizabeth Consumer Representative General public Lizmckinney2006@hotmail.com
20. Messenger, Suzanne State Long-Term Care Ombudsman WV Bureau of Senior Services suzanne.e.messenger@wv.gov
21. Michael, Shannon Consumer Representative General public snmichael1987@gmail.com
22. Pride, Meredith Appalachian CIL Representative ACIL meredithacil@yahoo.com
23. Ramsburg, Megan Consumer Representative General public megan.ramsburg@hsc.wvu.edu
24. Robinson, Joel Consumer Representative General public Jarobinson1983@yahoo.com
25. Seigwart, Greg Consumer Representative WVU CED Advisory Committee gregory.siegwart@gmail.com
26. Smith, Rodney Consumer Representative General public srodney26164@gmail.com
27. Southerly, Paulette Northern WV CIL Representative NWVCIL plivengood@nwvcil.org

State Agency Representatives to the Committee

Voting Board Member Position/Role Agency Email
1. Alston, Alex (for Christina Mullins) Deputy Commissioner Bureau for Behavioral Health alex.w.alston@wv.gov
2. Carr, Tracy (for Maryjane Waldron) WV Division of Rehabilitation Services   tracy.j.carr@wv.gov
3. Gianato, Jimmy Director DHS Emergency Management Jimmy.l.gianato@wv.gov
4. Homberg, Pat (for Stephen Paine) Superintendent WV Department of Education phomberg@k12.wv.us
5. Jeffries, Jim Program Manager Office of Maternal, Child & Family Health james.e.jeffries@wv.gov
6. Jessi Wright Program Manager WV Assistive Technology Program jdwright@hsc.wvu.edu
7. McDonough, Teresa (for Cindy Beane) Commissioner Bureau of Medical Services teresa.m.mcdonough@wv.gov
8. Nowicki, Stacy (for Jeff Sandy) Cabinet Secretary Dept of Military Affairs & Public Safety jeff.sandy@wv.gov
9. Shahbandy, Stephanie (for Allan L McVey) Commissioner WV Offices of the Insurance Commission stephanie.e.shahbandy@wv.gov
10. Sherry Rockwell (for Bill Crouch) Cabinet Secretary WV Dept of Health and Human Resources Sherry.l.rockwell@wv.gov

Staff to the Committee

Voting Board Member Position/Role Agency Email
Vacant Program Assistant WVU CED TBI Services Program  
Miller, Sara Interim Program Coordinator WVU CED TBI Services Program Sfmiller1@hsc.wvu.edu