Brain Injury Association of Virginia
1506 Willow Lawn Drive
Suite 212
Richmond VA 23230
Mission Statement

Advance education, awareness, support, treatment and research to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury

CEO/Executive Director Anne H McDonnell MPA, OTR/L, CBIST
Board Chair Ms Darcy Carroll
Board Chair Company Affiliation Richmond Volleyball Club
Contact Information
Address 1506 Willow Lawn Drive
Suite 212
Richmond, VA 23230
Telephone 804 355-5748
Fax 804 355-6381
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1983
Former Names
Virginia Head Injury Foundation1995
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $775,000.00
Projected Expenses $772,000.00
Additional Documents
BIAV Annual Report2015View
BIAV Annual Report2014View
BIAV Annual Report2013View
BIAV Annual Report2012View

Advance education, awareness, support, treatment and research to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury


FY17 Accomplishments

  • Expanded annual conference and webinars; provided specialized brain injury education to 800 people 
  • Served 6,000 through our outreach and support programs
  • Conducted Concussion PSA campaign
  • Successfully fought back against a 7% cut to brain injury services funding
  • Advocated for and achieved legislative support for the development of a state agency and community stakeholder work team to improve brain injury data analysis and support the operation of a publicly funded, in-state neurobehavioral rehabilitation program

FY18 Goals:

• Improve care and support for individuals with brain injury and their families
• Increase awareness of BIAV and improve understanding of brain injury
• Increase our capacity to achieve our mission
  • Development capacity (~25,000)
  • Volunteers for Board service (especially a lawyer and CPA)
  • Diversification of funding streams
  • Expansion of volunteer program (~$12,500)
  • Funding for Camp Bruce McCoy (~$25,000)

Founded in 1982 by families and concerned professionals, the Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV) is the only statewide non-profit organization in Virginia exclusively dedicated to serving individuals with brain injury, their families and those that care for and about them. Since opening our doors, we have served more than 300,000 people through our outreach, information and referral, support groups and Camp Bruce McCoy programs.

Today, BIAV's mission is to advance awareness, research, treatment and education to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury; we are the primary source of information and personal support for thousands of individuals, families and professionals living in Virginia whose lives have been touched by a life-altering, often devastating injury.

Our over-arching, mission driven goals are to improve outcomes for persons with brain injury and their families, and to expand public understanding of brain injury. Our education, outreach, support, awareness and advocacy objectives include the operation of a statewide toll-free helpline; care navigation consultations; educational events; outreach to newly injured Virginians; public awareness campaigns; public policy work; support groups; and Camp Bruce McCoy.

CEO Statement


October 13, 2017

Dear BIAV Friends & Supporters,

As you read this profile, I hope you truly understand how much your support has enabled BIAV to provide help, hope and healing to people impacted by brain injury.

It created help, through specialized brain injury education to more than 1,000 people. It created hope, through resources coordination services and more than 600 people the tools to stay strong. It created healing, through program scholarships and support groups.

We appreciate your support of the work we do. We are honored to be the stewards of your support, and will continue to work diligently to ensure that persons with brain injury will benefit from it.

Thank you for all you do.

Anne H. McDonnell, MPA, OTR/L
Executive Director
Brain Injury Association of Virginia
Board Chair Statement

October 13, 2017

On behalf of our Board and staff, thank you for your interest in the Brain Injury Association of Virginia. This is my first letter to our stakeholders as President of the Board of Directors, and I and the other members of the Board are grateful for your support.

In the upcoming year, the BIAV hopes to accomplish several ambitious goals; they include the 6th Annual Caregiver Forum, the 17th Annual Conference in March, the 35th Annual Camp Bruce McCoy in May, and Resource Coordination program expansion and accreditation. We are working in and through our Strategic Plan, reaming focused on our mission to advance education, awareness, support, research and treatment to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury.

With new leaders and volunteers to help us achieve our mission, we are excited about the future. There is much work to do to create a better world for those we serve, and we need every voice in our education, outreach, support, public awareness, and advocacy efforts. Please consider joining our activities by liking us on Facebook, becoming a member, and attending or supporting one of our events; you can become an ambassador for BIAV by asking someone else to do those same three things. 

Thank you for all you do to bring about help, hope and healing, and for your support of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia.

Darcy Carroll,
President, BIAV Board of Directors 
Areas of Service
Areas Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Metro Richmond
Tri-cities Region
Richmond, City
Amelia County
Chesterfield County
Colonial Heights, City
Dinwiddie County
Essex County
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Hopewell, City
Petersburg, City
Powhatan County
Prince George County
Richmond County
Sussex County
Charles City County
Gloucester County
King and Queen County
Lancaster County
Louisa County
Mathews County
Middlesex County
New Kent County
Northumberland County
Hampton Roads
Northern Neck
Northern Virginia
Shenandoah Valley
Southside Virginia
Southwest Virginia
Westmoreland County
We serve the entire Commonwealth of Virginia
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms Darcy Carroll
Company Affiliation Richmond Volleyball Club
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2018
Board of Directors
Board Members
Dr. Alison Alford Bon Secours
Bradley Barr Flyer Mountain
Scott Bucci Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana and Buckner
Darcy Carroll Richmond Volleyball Club
Dr Chad Dillard Childrens Hospital of the Kings Daughters
Lorraine Enright Community Volunteer
Kelly Lang Community Voluneteer
Dana Larson Tree of Life
Sara Lewis Progressive Learning Therapy, LLC
Bryan Meadows Marks and Harrison
Dr Cynthia O'Donoghue James Madison University
Derek O'Neal Dept of Justice
Joshua Parsley Celedon Transportation
Mary Tognarelli Children's Hospital
Dr Kelli Williams-Gary Virginia Commonwealth University
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 8
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 80
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability
Directors and Officers Policy
General Property Coverage
Life Insurance
Medical Health Insurance
Risk Management Provisions
Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Accident and Injury Coverage
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Anne H McDonnell MPA, OTR/L, CBIST

Ms. McDonnell is the Executive Director of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia. She has a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia, a post-graduate Certificate in Health Care Management and Administration from Old Dominion University, and a Masters of Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

Anne has over 30 years of experience in brain injury rehabilitation and advocacy across a continuum of hospital and community based settings, and has worked as a consultant for state agencies and private service providers. She is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer.

She holds a clinical faculty position in the School of Occupational Therapy at VCU, serves on the Virginia Brain Injury Council and is Chair of the VCU Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Grant Advisory Board. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of America.

In 2011, she was named by Virginia Lawyers Media’s as one of the “Influential Women of Virginia”, and was honored with the State Association Leadership Award by the Brain Injury Association of America. In 2014, she was chosen to serve with 50 of the nation’s top brain injury researchers and clinicians on the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s project to develop Guidelines for the Rehabilitation and Disease Management of Adults with Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.

Former CEOs
Mr. Harry Weinstock Jan 1991 - Dec 2005
Senior Staff
Sheela Nimishakavi Director of Operations
Full Time Staff 6
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 35
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 85
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Aug 2017
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists
Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center 
Virginia Commonwealth University Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems
Virginia Alliance of Brain Injury Service Providers 
Virginia Brain Injury Council
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, School of Occupational Therapy 
Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services
Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Virginia Department of Education
Virginia Department of Health
Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services
Virginia Department of Veterans Services
Virginia Veterans and Family Support Program
Combined Federal Campaign2014
HandsOn Greater Richmond2014
Award of Excellence for AdvocacyBrain Injury Association of America2009
Award of Excellence for CommunicationsBrain Injury Assoication of America2010
Award of Excellence for Programs & ServicesBrain Injury Association of America2011
Award of Excellence for Programs and ServicesBrain Injury Association of America2012
State Association Leadership Award for Chief ProfessionalBrain Injury Association of America2012
Award of Excellence for CollaborationBrain Injury Association of America2013
Award of Excellence for AdvocacyBrain Injury Association of America2014
Award of Excellence for Governance and ManagementBrain Injury Association of America2015

Education: Annual conference, Certified Brain Injury Specialist review and testing, professional and community trainings and webinars.

Outreach and Family Support: Personalized Information & Referral and Resource Coordination assistance, outreach to newly injured individuals or their family caregivers, provision of local brain injury support groups, and technical assistance to 30 others brain injury support groups across the state. 
Public Awareness: Brain Injury Month awareness campaign, Brain Injury Awareness Day at the Virginia General Assembly, community events, public service campaigns. 
Advocacy: Development and provision of information, training, support and resources that create systems change through effective brain injury advocates, BI community representation at state and local agency meetings and on boards, committees, work teams and task forces, public policy and legislative leadership, and advocacy training. 
Camp Bruce McCoy: 2 week recreation and respite program for adult survivors of brain injury and family caregivers.
Population Served Other Named Groups
Budget $775,000.00
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $775,000.00
Projected Expenses $772,000.00
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$518,194$421,841$0
Individual Contributions$66,324$70,216$99,910
Investment Income, Net of Losses$138$143$141
Membership Dues$9,468$10,890$12,410
Special Events$63,432$52,748$64,469
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$666,263$600,737$730,944
Administration Expense$48,881$24,610$24,529
Fundraising Expense$68,239$63,745$62,976
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.960.960.98
Program Expense/Total Expenses85%87%89%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue10%11%9%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$307,696$331,390$335,848
Current Assets$293,539$317,067$318,706
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$57,063$47,663$25,401
Total Net Assets$250,633$283,727$310,447
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities5.146.6512.55
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 5/2016View
Organization Comments
We do not have an formal endowment but have reserve funds totaling more than six months expenses.
Foundation Comments
  • Financial information provided from audited financial statements.
  • Audited financial statements and IRS 990s prepared by Harris, Hardy & Johnstone, PC.
  • Organization switched from a calendar year to a June 30th fiscal year end in 2010.
  • Financial information for 2010 represents the six month period of January 1 through June 30th.
  • Revenue from "Individuals" also includes in-kind contributions as well as support from corporations and foundations.