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Two New Staff Members Join Brain Injury Association

18-Dec-2015

TWO NEW STAFF MEMBERS JOIN BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION

Nichole Shotwell to spearhead program development and outreach efforts; Alexandra Weston to coordinate all special event fundraisers.

Brighton, Mich., November 19, 2015 – The Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) has announced the hiring of Nichole Shotwell as Director of Programs and Alexandra Weston as Event Marketing Coordinator. Shotwell will be responsible for managing and growing the Association’s education and community outreach programs, providing guidance to staff and volunteers involved with the Association’s programs and services, and supervising information and referral (I&R) services staff.  Weston will coordinate all special event fundraisers, including  the Association’s annual Legacy Society Spring Tribute Dinner and regional golf outings.  She will also manage the Association’s website and social media platforms.

The announcement was made today by BIAMI President Mike Dabbs. “We’re thrilled and extremely fortunate to have Nichole and Alexandra join us,” said Dabbs. “Nichole’s expertise in program administration and development will be a valuable asset as we continue to grow as an association. Alexandra’s summer internship with BIAMI last year showed us that she will do an excellent job managing our special events.”

Prior to joining the BIAMI, Shotwell served as Special Needs Director at the Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit, where she established successful new programs such as a summer camp, a social group for teens with special needs, an adaptive swim program and the area’s first “sensory friendly/family friendly” rock concert. Her prior experience also included serving as Program Director for Meals On Wheels, Executive Director for Leukemia, Research Life, Inc,. and Patient Services Manager for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She holds a master’s degree in social work, with an emphasis on nonprofit management, from the University of Michigan. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

Weston is a2015 graduate of the Frederick Meijer Honors College of Grand Valley State University.  Before joining the BIAMI , she worked as a Communications and Logistics Center Donor Specialist for Michigan Eversight.  Her community service includes volunteer work with the American Red Cross and Lutheran Social Services of 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 while reducing the incidence and impact of brain injury through education, advocacy, support, treatment services and research. Founded in 1981, the Brighton, Mich.-based BIAMI serves Michigan’s brain injury community through comprehensive educational and prevention programs. The BIAMI is the primary conduit between survivors and an extensive network of facilities, programs and professionals in the state of Michigan, which is nationally recognized as a center of excellence in brain injury treatment and rehabilitative care. The BIAMI also supports 20 statewide chapters and support groups that meet monthly. For more information, visit www.biami.org or call the toll-free helpline at (800) 444-6443.

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