Speaker Date Topic
Elizabeth De Moraes Feb 28, 2018
Brand Yourself
Valerie Gotcher. MS. CCC-SLP Mar 07, 2018
Improvement of quality of life for those affected by acquired brain injury
Valerie Gotcher, MS, CCC-SLP – Founder & Executive Director
Valerie earned a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Texas in 2004. She has worked in a variety of acute care and outpatient hospital settings serving the needs of adults with acquired brain injury and other neurological disorders. Valerie is responsible for the incorporation of BIND in late 2011 and later the receipt of 501(c)(3) status in February 2012. She is the Executive Director of BIND and is a member of the Board of Directors for the International Brain Injury Clubhouse Alliance. She has been married for 15 years, has 2 children and 5 pets. She enjoys travel, reading and yoga.
The objectives of BIND include reducing the severity of depression, increasing return to gainful employment or productive community volunteering in survivors, and improvement of quality of life for those affected by acquired brain injury. BIND empowers members to maximize their strengths while developing strategies to meet personal goals for community reintegration, and provides a necessary link in the rehabilitative process that assist one in transitioning from therapy to the community upon discharge. This bridge helps the member maintain and improve abilities obtained through the difficult rehabilitative process.
SOCIAL Mar 14, 2018