Eileen Reardon, Executive Director
Eileen oversees the BIANYS operation, including fiscal management, board development, strategic planning and program development.
Debbie Berenda-Chilandese, Director of Finance & Administration
Debbie oversees the fiscal and human resources division of BIANYS.
Victoria Clingan, MLIS, CBIST, Director of Engagement & Advocacy
Vicki oversees the Information & Referral, Membership, and Family Fund Programs. She also oversees the organization’s advocacy initiatives and chapter and support group relations.
Kara Granato, Director of Communications
Kara oversees the communications strategy for the agency and works with the media, generating awareness of, and participation in, organization events and initiatives.
Erica Rossin, Director of Development
Erica oversees the BIANYS Fundraising and Development Opportunities, including the March On for Brain Injury Walks, Journey of Hope Gala, and Annual Giving campaigns. Erica works to cultivate community partnerships and encourage community involvement in BIANYS outreach activities.
Margo Singer, CBIS, Brain Injury Training Specialist
Margo oversees our HRSA Grant through the NYS Department of Health, which provides training on brain injury to school district personnel, early childhood programs, and domestic violence providers. Margo also coordinates other BIANYS trainings to community organizations and professional audiences.
Karen Thomas, CBIST, Director of Family Services
Karen oversees the FACTS Program and supervises all FACTS Coordinators in the field. Karen also provides the professional development training for those who are interested in becoming a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS)
Jacquelyn Abreau – Rockland County Recreation Program