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Marsha Bancroft, Board of Directors

Marsha is the Grant Coordinator for VP&A's Federal TBI Grant. She is a member of the State of Vermont TBI Advisory Board and serves on the Steering Committee.  For many years Marsha facilitated the Montpelier Evening TBI Support Group.


Leigh Clark, Board of Directors

Leigh Clark has been a board member since 2002. She is the Support Group Coordinator for the Brain Injury Association of Vermont. In 2003, she was awarded the "TBI Survivor of the Year / Governor's Award" for her outstanding commitment, perseverance and advocacy. Leigh is a Brain Injury Survivor from a motor vehicle accident in 1998. She's been a Physical Education teacher since 1979. Leigh has a BA in Physical Education and Health from Johnson State College and a Masters in Education (Adaptive Physical Education) from the University of Vermont. She’s been a Ski Instructor since 1975 and an Assistant Ski School Director since 2002.


pete_daiglePeter Daigle - Board of Directors

Peter Daigle was one of the founders of the Brain Injury Association of Vermont and has been on the board since it's inception in 1999. He facilitated the Newport Support Group for 4 years. Peter has proficiency in computer research skills and was instrumental in researching brain injury information and helpful links for our website.


david-kingDavid King, M.A and Pd.D - Board of Directors

David King has been a Senior Information Security Analyst at National Life Group/NTT Data, Inc., Montpelier, VT for 15 years. Dave is married to Mary Ellen Lynch and has two daughters, Anna (26) and Sarah (24). Anna suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2005. She received the Governor’s Survivor of the Year Award in October, 2009, and continues her recovery. Dave has a B.S. in Psychology, and a M.A. in Experimental Psychology, and a Ph.D in Experimental Psychology from the University of Vermont.


linda-kingLinda M. King MA, EdS, Secretary – Board of Directors

Linda is a native Vermonter, originally from Rutland County. After earning her B.A. from The King’s College in Briarcliff Manor, NY, she headed to Washington, DC where she worked and lived for the next thirty-five years, always intending to return home. She originally taught French, Spanish, and English in a parochial school for over a decade. Then she took “a year off” to do something different which led to a decade working with adults with mental illness and adjudicated adults. She found so many of these individuals had fallen through the cracks in school (usually as special education students labeled with “emotional disturbance”) so following an M.A. from George Washington University, she returned to teaching as a special educator in schools that specialize in working with such students. In working with these students, she discovered many students had experienced brain damage, either through a traumatic event or acquired through life’s circumstances. This led to a return to George Washington University for an Ed.S. in acquired brain injury. As it had always been her intent to return home to Vermont, she was fortunate to do her internship for this program with the Vermont Traumatic Brain Injury Project under the mentorship of Lorraine Wargo. After returning to Vermont in 2005, Linda accepted a position as special educator at Missisquoi Valley Union Middle/High School, specializing in students with diagnoses of “emotional disturbance” and traumatic brain injury. Linda continues to work with the State TBI office and the Vermont BIA each summer doing consultations and trainings. Linda also facilitates the St. Albans Brain Injury Support Group.


greg-leroyGreg Leroy, M.Ed, CRC, CDMS, D-ABVE, Board of Directors

Gregory LeRoy, M.Ed is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Diplomate of the American Board of Vocational Experts. His experience in the vocational rehabilitation field spans four decades and includes work in both the public and private sectors. As both a counselor and manager of vocational rehabilitation services, he has had extensive exposure to individuals with brain injury and their employment challenges. He currently maintains a private practice specializing in forensic rehabilitation consulting, vocational assessment, and expert witness assignments.

Prior to joining the BIAVT board, Mr. LeRoy served on the board of directors at the Vermont Association of Business, Industry, & Rehabilitation (VABIR). He is a former officer at the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) and served for many years as the Vermont representative to the IARP New England chapter.


Bob Luce, Esq., President – Board of Directors

Bob Luce, Esquire, has been a board member since 1999. He is the Coordinator of Legal Affairs for the Brain Injury Association of Vermont. Bob is the chairman for the Down, Rachlin & Martin Litigation Group. He is a member of the Traumatic Brain Injury Group of the American Association for Justice (formerly called The Association of Trial Lawyers of America). Bob is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2008, and is recognized in the International Investor, Benchmark: Litigation guide as one of the preeminent litigation practitioners in the country. Bob was recently ranked among the top five percent of attorneys in Vermont by Super Lawyers magazine. The listed attorneys were identified by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics magazine. Bob received Martindale-Hubbells AV peer rating, which is the highest rating possible. Bob regularly lectures to other members of the Vermont Bar on litigation topics and periodically organizes a legal conference on representing traumatic brain injury victims. Bob received his Law Degree from Boston University Law School (J.D., 1979) and graduated from Williams College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1975) Phi Beta Kappa. Bob's Bar Admissions are as follows: Vermont (1979), U.S. District Court, District of Vermont (1980), U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (1998).


Ronda Root, Board of Directors

bio coming soon

 


kate-rossKatherine Ross, MS, CCC-SLP, Board of Directors

Kate is a wife and a mother of two young adult women. Her oldest daughter was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor about a month after she graduated from high school, two weeks shy of her 18th birthday. Kate is a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) specializing in early childhood (ages birth – 8 year olds) being in private practice for about 15 years.  She has worked with a variety of diagnoses, mostly developmental delay, but also autism, communication disorders, Down Syndrome, and some with TBI. She coordinates two online programs for UVM’s Continuing Education and Communication Science Disorders programs:  Speech Language Pathology Assistants Training Program and the SLP Post Baccalaureate Pre-Master’s Program. She is also an adjunct instructor, advisor, and graduate student mentor in off-campus placements. Kate also works with the state of Vermont Agency of Education as an Inclusion Coach, guiding educational programs throughout the state into inclusionary services for all children.

She is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Speech Language Hearing Association (including VT affiliate)
  • National Association of the Education of Young Children (including VT affiliate)
  • Council for Exceptional Children (including Division for Early Childhood and Vermont affiliate)

Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (including New England affiliate)


Sue Zamecnik Brain Injury Association of Vermont Board of DirectorsSue Zamecnik, M.Ed, CBIS, Vice President – Board of Directors

Sue Zamecnik has nearly 30 years experience working in human services programs in Vermont. Sue has been a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with VocRehab-VT since June 2008, with specialty areas working with individuals with traumatic brain injury as well as veterans and active duty service personnel.
She also worked in the fields of early childhood education, childcare licensing, and Therapeutic Recreation.

Sue has a BS in Therapeutic Recreation and M.ED from the University of Vermont in early childhood Special Education.

Sue is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist.

 

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