Who We Are

Services for Brain Injury (SBI) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit corporation based in Northern California’s Bay Area. Since 1989, we have been providing the most comprehensive yet cost-effective services for people with any kind of brain injury, cognitive disorder, or sensory deficit at diverse levels of independence and various stages of recovery.  SBI maintains meaningful relationships with local businesses and sponsors events intended to spread awareness about brain injury and promote diversity. 

About Us

SBI’s mission is to provide rehabilitation and vocational services to assist those with a traumatic brain injury, cognitive disorder, or sensory deficit to achieve their highest level of independence.  


SBI is striving to achieve a more harmonious, undivided, and understanding community.

SBI serves individuals with brain injuries and other cognitive disorders. SBI proudly serves our veterans, and maintains a close relationship with the Veterans Administration (VA). SBI also provides support and counseling to families as well as awareness raising in the wider community.

Our Team
  • Ben Strong, MA CRC

       Interim Executive Director

  • Angela Lucero, CBIS
    Supported Employment Manager


  • De Raposas
    Employment Specialist


  • Natalie Wiggins, RNA
    Employment Programs Coordinator

  • Karen Strasilla

       Operations Officer

  • Nancy Parchevsky, OTR/L

       Occupational Therapist

  • James Chen
    Lead Instructor, Work Readiness

  • Greg Moulton
    Instructor, Work Readiness 

  • Dyan Casey

      Finance Manager

  • Kerry Hubel, PhD             
    Licensed Clinical Psychologist

  • Sue Maguire, MSPT
    Physical Therapist


  • Carmela Corpuz

       Clinical Programs Coordinator

Board of Directors

Chris Larsen

Board Chair
Larsen Consulting

Esther Quement

Fundraising Committee

Quement Travel

Ashley Diamond

Marketing Committee


Mike Faster

Nomination & Governance

Coyote Creek Consulting

Lynn Pinto

Vice Chair

Beverly Vais

SBI Founder


Itasha Yamamoto

Nomination & Governance

Valley Health Plan

Diane Bauman

Fundraising Committee

Caroline Phan

Chan CPA

Weiping Cai

Program Committee


Marcelo Schmidt


Alexandra Cooper

Fundraising Committee


Camille Wampler


Mike Plaskon

Marketing Committee

Pure Storage

Clay Campbell

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Advisory Board & Ambassadors

Advisory Board

  • Jeffrey Englander, MD

  • Catherine Popell, PhD

  • Norman Mineta

  • Robert Raffo

  • Paul Niewiadomski

SBI Ambassadors

  • Lynne Ennis

  • James C. King, PhD

      Adobe Systems

  • John V. Pinto

      John V. Pinto & Associates


  • Randy Willoughby, Esq.

      Willoughby, Stuart, & Bening

  • Michael Fox, Sr.                
    M.E. Fox & Co., Inc.

  • Lorna Panelli
    Summit League


  • Dan Rusanowsky
     San Jose Sharks Broadcaster


  • Pam Yocca

  • Tony Granato
    Former Sharks All-Star 

  • Ron Pine
    Bellarmine  College Preparatory           

  • Molly Swenson
    Barry Swenson Builders