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: Provide clients and families with rehabilitation and vocational services to achieve their highest level of independence while promoting community awareness.

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
Karen Strasilla
Chief Operating Officer

Angela Lucero
Employment Services Manager

Dyan Casey
Accountant and Ticket To Work Administrator
Clinical and Program Staff
  Don Appleton
Independent Living Skills Instructor
James Chen
East Bay Vocational Instructor/Services Manager
Carmela Corpuz
Cognitive Rehabilitation Program Manager
  Skip Dugger
Corporate Volunteer
Employment Services

Nicole Kristal, OTR
Licensed Occupational Therapist, Paratransit Evaluations
  Doug Leresche
Work Readiness/Immersion Manager
Dolores (De) Raposas
Job Developer
Angela Lucero, CBIS
Employment Services Manager
 Carol Welsh, MPA, CBIS
Community and Cognitive Rehabilitation Program Development
Tracy McAllister
Job Coach
Greg Moulton
Work Readiness/Immersion Program Instructor
 Emily McDonnell
Vocational Assessment Specialist
Rachel Rein, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist 
Michelle Urquidez, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist 
Business Staff
  Alice Matson
Administration Volunteer
Rob Cassin
Safety and Maintenance

Board of Directors

  Mark Bateman
Agilent Technologies
Lynne Ennis
HR/HD Specialist
David Johanson, CFP, CIMA
Johanson Financial Advisors, Inc.
  Kelley Julien
Occupational Therapist (ret.)
Founding Director
Gabe McMahon
Martin McMahon Plumbing
Pilar Pablo
Vice Chair
Former HR Manager, Cisco
  Caroline Phan, CPA
Tax and Accounting Consultant
Susan Pignataro
Lynn Pinto 
Member, DeAnza College Advisory Committee
  Esther Quement
Quement Travel/ALS Advisor
Robert Raffo
Hood & Strong LLP
Fred Rastgar
Partner, InStryde LLC
  Marcelo Schmidt
Savvybyte, LLC
Beverly Vais
Disability Advisor
Mike Plaskon
Simon Seidler
GoPro Inc.

Advisory Board

  Jeffrey Englander, M.D. Norman Mineta Paul Niewiadomski
Stein & Lubin,LLP
  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
James C. King, Ph.D.
Adobe Systems (Retired)
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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