BIANYS Mourns Passing of Dedicated Advocate

The BIANYS community was saddened to learn that longtime BIANYS advocate and former board member, David Hughes, has passed away. In addition to his service on the BIANYS Board of Directors, for many years Dave ran the Greater Amsterdam Chapter and support group, and organized a helmet design program for school-aged kids in Fulton, Montgomery, and Schoharie counties. Dave was a familiar presence at conferences and events throughout the region. Dave was a strong advocate for those with brain injury. He consistently assisted with efforts to increase awareness of brain injury and help survivors. Over the years, his talents were tapped to record public service announcements and his wonderful co-narration of the BIANYS documentary Coming Home, stands as a testament to his dedication. Dave’s friendship, humor, and tireless advocacy will be sorely missed.

A memorial celebration will be planned by the family for summer 2017. Dave’s obituary can be read online at!/Obituary