AHRC New York City received the Corporate Citizen Award from the Brain Injury Association of New York State, (BIANYS,) at their 10th Annual Journey of Hope Gala on Wednesday, October 4th. Marie Cavallo, AHRCNYC’s Chief Compliance Officer, accepted the award on behalf of the organization.

Others honored at the gala were:

  • Leadership Award recipient, Jenna Mosenson, a former hockey player who suffered severe concussions and has since founded concussion awareness and educational organization Mind Over Matter
  • Courage of Hope Award recipient, Douglas Sawyer, an athletic trainer and endurance athlete from Tarrytown, New York, who biked cross-country to raise money and awareness for people suffering from brain injuries
  • Victory Award recipient, Brad Berman, who suffered a debilitating stroke in 2013 at age 37, and through extensive physical and psychological rehabilitation, he has resumed his life. Brad and his family have raised over $750,000 since he suffered his Traumatic Brain Injury, (TBI).

Over 20 Years of TBI Services

AHRC NYC has been providing quality community-based structured day programs, in-home services, and supported work programs for people with brain injuries since 1995; that’s over 20 years of dedicated service,” Ms. Cavallo said.

AHRC New York City provides an array of community-based and medically-based rehabilitation services for people with Traumatic Brain Injuries. People are provided with a full day of community-based skill development, and a variety of educational, cultural, and volunteer opportunities. AHRC NYC provides TBI services at two locations—one in the Bronx and one in Brooklyn.

Barry DainPresident of BIANYS’s Board of Directors, lauded AHRC NYC’s accomplishments in the TBI field.

These community supports [that AHRC NYC provides] are highly needed, as are the organizations that take action on behalf of this community,” Mr. Dain said. “To the staff that has joined us here tonight, thank you for your commitment to individuals impacted by brain injuries.