Meet Our Staff

Debra Sharpe

Executive Director

Debra Sharpe

Executive Director

Debra Sharpe is the Executive Director, who came to work in the nonprofit field by chance. Having always been involved in volunteering, causes and community organizations, her first nonprofit job was with the American Heart Association in Illinois and Missouri as

Robyn Chapman

Community Relations manager

Robyn Chapman

Community Relations manager

Robyn Chapman is our Community Relations manager. In her previous role at St. Clare-Newport, she oversaw activities, volunteers and key development events. At Wyndham Newport Resorts, she was in charge of special events. As a member of the Navy Command’s Morale,

Doreen Grasso

Youth Sports Concussion Program Coordinator

Doreen Grasso

Youth Sports Concussion Program Coordinator

Doreen Grasso works as our Youth Sports Concussion Program Coordinator. Doreen has been involved in the education field in varying capacities for the past 25 years. She received her bachelor's degree from Rhode Island College, where she is currently an

Richard Muto

Education/Resource Center Manager

Richard Muto

Education/Resource Center Manager

Richard Muto is our Education/Resource Center Manager who attended the University of Rhode Island. His previous work in the nonprofit field was for AIDS Project Rhode Island. He is a brain injury survivor who serves on various committees and was appointed

David Lima

Communications Manager

David Lima

Communications Manager

David Lima has joined the Brain Injury Association as Communications Manager. David has over 20 years of experience as a seasoned project manager across the communication and arts industries. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from the

Board of Directors – 2018

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Nicholas Cioe, PhD, President
  • Colleen McCarthy, Vice President
  • Robert G. DeOrsey, Treasurer
  • Sharon Conard-Wells, Secretary

MEMBERS

  • Cathy Andreozzi
  • Michael L. Baker
  • Todd Bard
  • Marc Bialek
  • Anthony Bruzzese, MD
  • H. Chris DerVartanian
  • Matthew Dias
  • Paula Iacono
  • Carol Masterson, RN
  • Shelly McCann
  • Allendre McGovern-Siembab, MBA CRMA
  • Matthew J. McGowan, Esq.
  • Manuela Raposo
  • Frank R. Sparadeo, PhD
  • Lisa M. Tamburini
  • Greg Walbridge