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No-Fault: Fix It, Don't Nix It15-May-2017

"Bad Behavior Also Applies to Insurance Companies" Thanks to the FREEP’s JC Reindl for an informative overview of Michigan’s auto no-fault situation. The series shines in underscoring.. Read More...

Capitol Day, Annual Meeting, and Spring Fling03-Apr-2017

On Wednesday, May 17th, we will be gathering in the Mackinaw Room for Capitol Day 2017. It's a chance for brain injury survivors, their friends and family members, caregivers, and professionals to.. Read More...

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month02-Mar-2017

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Throughout this month, BIAMI has various activities, events, initiatives, and special programming across the state. A few notable events lined up include our.. Read More...

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BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT

01-Jun-2016

Development & Marketing VP Tom Constand to Officially Succeed Retiring President Michael F. Dabbs in October


Brighton, Mich., May 31, 2016 – The Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) today publicly announced the appointment of its current Vice President of Development and Marketing, Tom Constand, as its incoming president. Constand will succeed current President Michael F. Dabbs who is retiring at the end of the year, and will officially assume the role effective October 1st. Constand has served in his current position for the past three years. The announcement was made today by BIAMI Board Chairperson Kevin Arnold.

“We’re confident in Tom’s ability to continue along the same successful leadership path that Mike Dabbs has created for the Association,” said Arnold. “His proven leadership skills, in-depth industry knowledge and experience with nonprofit organizations as a whole make him a valuable asset in our ongoing effort to help bridge the accessibility gap between Michigan’s extensive brain injury rehabilitative network and all brain injury survivors who need it.”

In addition to his experience within the BIAMI, Constand has long been a tireless community volunteer with extensive leadership experience on nonprofit boards. Tom currently serves as both an advisory board member and executive committee member of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, and is chair of its Fundraising and Development Committee. From 2009 to 2012, Tom served as board chair of the Boll Family YMCA in downtown Detroit and was a recipient of the Boll YMCA’s 2009 Volunteer of the Year Award. He is also a past board member of the Brain Injury Association of America from 2005 to 2010. In 2008, Tom received the Brain Injury Association of Michigan’s 2008 Community Service Award and was inducted into the Association’s Legacy Society as an honorary member. He is also a charter member and served as first president of the AM Rotary Club of Detroit. He and his wife, Debbie, currently reside in West Bloomfield.

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“I'm honored to have the endorsement of Mike Dabbs and the Board of Directors for this important position,” said Constand. “I look forward to earning the individual support of our survivors, family members and professionals who make up the heart and soul of this association, and continuing the incredible legacy that Mike has established of providing help, hope and a powerful voice on behalf of the approximately 200,000 brain injury survivors in Michigan.”

About the Brain Injury Association of Michigan

The Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) is dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by brain injury and reducing the incidence and impact of brain injury through education, advocacy, support, treatment services and research. Founded in 1981, the Brighton, Mich.-based BIAMI represents the primary conduit to the extensive statewide network of facilities, programs and professionals that has become nationally recognized as a center of excellence in brain injury treatment and rehabilitative care. For more information, visit www.biami.org.

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