Brain Injury Association of New York State has a network of community based chapters throughout New York State. Chapters provide an outlet for the Association’s membership to gather and meet other members within their local community. Chapters provide hope, information, personal growth opportunities, and advocacy to individuals with brain injury and their families and friends. Association staff support these groups to strengthen their capabilities. Quite often, chapters meet monthly and often have guest speakers and, at times, organize recreational activities.

Presently, there are chapters on Long Island, NYC, Rockland, Westchester, and Rochester. To learn more about a chapter in your community, please contact the Chapter contact listed below, or contact BIANYS at 518-459-7911 or


Long Island Chapter

NYC Chapter
or contact Jan Wollney at 718-734-2225

Rochester Chapter
Contact Sharon Johnson at 315-516-8162

Rockland County Chapter
Contact Kristina Caiazzo-Sikorski at 845-587-7166

Westchester County Chapter
Contact Laleene Ali at 845-218-8043

BIANYS updated our Chapter Guidebook in 2016 through a lengthy process that relied heavily on input from Chapter Leaders. The Guidebook is available here.