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

Advance awareness, research, treatment and education 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 $829,192.00
Projected Expenses $829,192.00
Additional Documents
BIAV Annual Report2015View
BIAV Annual Report2014View
BIAV Annual Report2013View
BIAV Annual Report2012View

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


FY16 Accomplishments

· Provided specialized brain injury education to 600 people
· Served 3,500 through our outreach and support programs
• Provided brain injury information to more than 1,700 professionals
• Secured more than 750 radio and television spots for a public service education campaign.

FY17 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 staff
  • Volunteers for Board services (especially a lawyer and CPA)
  • Diversification of funding streams
  • Expansion of volunteer program (~$12,500)
  • Funding for Camp Bruce McCoy (~$25,000)
Founded in 1983 by families and concerned professionals, the Brain Injury Association of Virginia 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.  Over 10,000 people find help from BIAV each year.
BIAV is a chartered state affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America and exists to be the voice of brain injury through help, hope, and healing for Virginians with brain injury and their families.  We educate human service professionals and the community on the risks and impact of brain injury, and advocate for improved medical and community-based services.  Many of our staff members are Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS). 
CEO Statement

May 18, 2017

Dear BIAV Friends & Supporters,

As you read this profile, I hope you will reflect on the tremendous difference your support has made in providing help, hope and healing in the lives of persons with brain injury.

FY16 saw program growth with new educational offerings, new programs, and new public awareness events; we served nearly 600 through our education programs (e.g. annual conference and webinars), nearly 3,500 in our outreach and support programs (e.g. support groups, recreational respite program), 12,000 through our public awareness activities (e.g. public service campaign, special events), and 4,000 through our advocacy work. One of our most significant successes came through our advocacy work, which was instrumental in increasing state appropriations for community based brain injury services by more than $1 million.

We appreciate all that you have done so far; your time, talents and treasure are precious and valued resources. 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

May 18, 2017

On behalf of the BIAV Board and staff, thank you for reading our 2016 Annual Report. 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 16th Annual Conference in March, our 2nd Annual RVA Field Day in April, the 34th Annual Camp Bruce McCoy in May, the redesign of our website, and accreditation of our Resource Coordination program. We have begun updating our Strategic Plan, and have adopted a new mission statement: To advance awareness, research, treatment and education 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. Tell your story whenever you have the opportunity and share what BIAV means or has meant to you and your family.

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 % 72
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 71
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
Experience 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). She is also a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer.

Anne has over 25 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 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 also 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 7
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 July 2012
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 campaign. 
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 $666,263.00
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $829,192.00
Projected Expenses $829,192.00
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.