BIAMI President Tom Constand on WJR

During the 2018 Eastern Grand Invitational, BIAMI President/CEO Tom Constand sat down with WJR's Frank Beckmann for an interview. You can listen to by clicking the play button in the audio player above.

Ask Your Representative to Support TBI Appropriations

On behalf of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), we are encouraging all BIAMI members to contact your member of Congress and urge them to sign onto the Dear Colleague Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Appropriation request letters.

There are two letters: one supporting the TBI state grant program and the TBI program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and one supporting TBI programs at the Department of Defense.

Please ask your representative to sign each letter. The deadline to sign is March 14.

What can you do?

  • Call your member of Congress. Contact the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121
  • Connect with your representative on Twitter or Facebook and ask for support for TBI Appropriations. Here's a sample tweet you can use:
    • Please support #TBI appropriations by signing our Dear Colleague @BillPascrell @TomRooney
  • Email your member of Congress. Visit and enter your ZIP code to find your representative.
    • When you send your email, make sure to attach the TBI Programs Appropriations letter and the TBI DOD Appropriations letter

The BIAA has created a sample letter for you to use when you email your member of Congress. Click here to download the letter. To see if your representative supported appropriations last year, click here.

Brain Injury Association Hires Director of Development and Marketing

Brighton, Mich, January 10, 2017 - The Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAM) has announced the hiring of Gerald Schorin as Director of Development and Marketing. Schorin will be primarily responsible for diversifying and developing fundraising opportunities maintaining and growing their donor base, and will help advance the BIAMI’s marketing efforts. The announcement was made today by BIAMI President Tom Constand.

"We're thrilled and extremely fortunate to have Gerry join us," said Constand. "The expertise in marketing and communications he brings to our association will certainly prove to be a central strength as we continue to grow."

Prior to joining the BIAMI, Schorin served as the Vice President for Communications and Marketing at Sarah Lawrence College. Prior to his work in higher education, Schorin served as Senior Consultant at Sandy Corporation in Troy and Vice President, Marketing Communications of Fireman's Fund Mortgage Corporation in Farmington Hills. He has also held the positions of Assistant and Associate Professor of Advertising at Michigan State University. His experience also includes the Director of Communications Michigan Law School Director of Strategic Communications at Skidmore College, as well as extensive consulting work in program development, branding, marketing and communications.

Schorin holds undergraduate and master's degrees in English from the University of Pittsburgh, a Diploma in Anglo-Irish literature from Trinity College in Dublin, as well as a Ph. D in English and Communication-Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

About the Brain Injury Association of Michigan

The Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) is dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by brain injury while reducing the incidence and impact of brain injury through education, advocacy, support, treatment services, and research. Founded in1981, the Brighton, Mich.-based BIAMI serves Michigan's brain injury community through comprehensive educational and prevention programs. BIAMI is the primary conduit between survivors and an extensive network of facilities, programs, and professionals in the state of Michigan, which is nationally recognized as a center of excellence in brain injury treatment and rehabilitative care. BIAMI also supports 20 statewide chapters and support groups that meet monthly. For more information, visit or call the toll-free helpline at (800) 444-6443.

The Online Auction is Now Open for a Limited Time Only!

We are holding a Legacy Pre-auction event now until January 24th! Get a great deal on a winter break get away. Vacation Village at Parkway in Kissimee, Fl is the home base for your sun-drenched Florida vacation.

Proceeds will be added to our Legacy Auction that will be held from April 24th to May 6th. All final funds raised will go to benefit our Veterans. Your Bid will ensure that we can help meet the needs of the esttimated100,000 service men and women in Michigan suffering from TB! and PTSD, as well as the additional 30,000 that are expected to return from Afghanistan over the next three years.

Make Your Bid Now for Your Fun in the Sun!

Now is your chance to not only get the great vacation you want, but to do it knowing you are helping to support the Brain Injury

Association of Michigan, the primary conduit to resources for Michigan brain injury survivors, their families and the professionals who serve them. Our vision is that everyone affected by brain injury will have immediate and equal access to services and support to help lead full and meaningful lives.

PLEASE NOTE: Contact information for arrangements will be provided to winners following the close of the auction. To place your bid, click here!

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