About SBI

About SBI Services for Brain Injury (SBI) has served individuals and families in the greater San Francisco Bay Area touched by all types of brain injuries since 1989. Our dedicated staff and volunteers provide education, advocacy and support to enable survivors to regain skills to maximize independence and return to work. SBI is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit corporation.
Mission Statement: To assist people with brain injury in reaching their highest level of independence through accessible services; family and caregiver support; community awareness; and, prevention of brain injuries.

Staff: SBI has a staff of six fulltime and 19 part-time employees and about 25 volunteers who assist under supervision with services and administration.

Governance: SBI is governed by a 13 (capacity 21) member community Board of Directors. The board includes local business professionals, social service professionals, survivors of brain injuries and family members.

Finances: SBI's operates on a modest budget and maintains administrative costs well below the non-profit standard of 25%. Sixty percent of its revenues come from the government fees and grants, special events, and individual donations. The remainder of its budget is derived from fees-for-service, other service providers and community organizations. In keeping with its commitment to affordability, SBI fees are calculated on a sliding scale depending on ability to pay.

SBI Staff

Management Team
  Christine Camara
Executive Director
Angela Lucero, CBIS
Employment Services Programs Director
Karen Strasilla
Operations Officer
Clinical and Program Staff
  Don Appleton
External Situational Assessments Evaluator
Haley Dayel, CCC-SLP
Licensed Speech Pathologist
Nancy Billings
Immersion Instructor and Job Club Manager
  James Chen
East Bay Vocational Instructor/Services Manager
Carmela Corpuz, CBIS
Cognitive Rehabilitation Program Manager
Rick Fernandez
Cognitive Rehabilitation Aide
  Dody Heden
Lead Job Coach
Doug Leresche
Pre-Vocational and Independent Living Skills Instructor
  Rosa Mora, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Greg Moulton
Immersion Instructor
Ben Page, Psy.D.
Registered Psychologist
  Margaret Palmer, OTR, CBIS
Licensed Occupational Therapist and Vocational Assessment Specialist
Dolores (De) Raposas
Job Developer and Ticket To Work Administrator
Ike Rubalcava
Program Assistant
  Carol Welsh, MPA, CBIS
Community and Cognitive Rehabilitation Program Development
Julie Teague, OTR
Licensed Occupational Therapiist, Paratransit Evaluations
Grace Wong-Leung, OTR, CBIS
Licensed Occupational Therapist and Vocational Evaluations Specialist

  Dody Heden
Lead Job Coach
Bianca Bartice
Job Coach
Tracy McAllister
Job Coach
Business Staff
  Dyan Casey
Accountant and Ticket To Work Administrator
Rob Cassin
Alice Matson
Administration Volunteer

Board of Directors

  Lynn Pinto
Member, DeAnza College Advisory Committee
Pilar Pablo
Vice Chair
Former HR Manager, Cisco
Lisa Parker-Kim
Apple Computer, Inc.
  Lynne Ennis
HR/HD Specialist
Mark Bateman
Agilent Technologies
David Johanson, CFP, CIMA
Johanson Financial Advisors, Inc.
  Kelley Julien
Occupational Therapist (ret.)Founding SBI Director
Gabe McMahon
Martin McMahon Plumbing
Paul Niewiadomski
Stein & Lubin,LLP
  Caroline Phan, CPA
Tax and Accounting Consultant
Susan Pignataro
Esther Quement
Quement Travel/ALS Advisor
  Robert Raffo
Hood & b LLP
Fred Rastgar
Partner, InStryde LLC
Beverly Vais
Disability Advisor

Advisory Board

  Jeffrey Englander, M.D. Norman Mineta Catherine Popell, Ph.D.

SBI Ambassadors

  Patricia Dando
CEO San Jose Chamber of Commerce
Liz Figueroa
Former California State Senator
California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board member
Michael Fox, Sr.
M.E. Fox & Co., Inc.
  Tony Granato
Former Sharks (All Star Player)
Pittsburgh Penguins Assistant Coach
James C. King, Ph.D.
Adobe Systems
Ray O'Flaherty
  Lorna Panelli
Summit League
Ron Pine
Bellarmine College Preparatory
John V. Pinto
John V. Pinto & Associates, Inc.
  Dan Rusanowsky
San Jose Sharks Broadcaster
Molly Swenson
Barry Swenson Builders
Tom Vais
Ret Pres. United Way Silicon Valley
  Randy Willoughby, Esq.
Willoughby, Stuart, & Bening
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