Last week I attended the Brain Injury Association of New Jersey’s annual gala in Whippany, New Jersey.  It was a wonderful success and congratulations go out to John Tiene, chairman of the board of trustees as well as to Barbara Geiger-Parker, president and CEO.

The gala was chaired by mistress of ceremonies Becky Quick, anchor of CNBC’s signature morning program, “Squawkbox.”  Miss Quick, whose brother Brian is a brain injury survivor, gave a wonderful and heartwarming keynote address discussing the need for prevention on one hand and discussing the Association’s wonderful Trek program, a summer camp for individuals with acquired brain injury. 

This year, the Association honored Corinne “Cookie” Slade, founder and former president of Rehabilitation Specialists along with Paul Anzano, Esq. and Steven Benvenisti, Esq.

Special thanks also go out to Richard Bagger, senior vice president Worldwide Public Affairs and Policy, Pfizer, Inc. and Tony Dickson, president and CEO (Ret.), past recipients of the BIANJ leadership award and this year’s honorary chairman who through their hard work ensured that this year’s gala was once again a wonderful success.

I am honored to serve on the board of trustees of BIANJ and congratulate all involved in making this event such a success.