Vinfen will host the 10th Annual Celebration of Family Partnerships on October 12, 2017.
The event honors the extraordinary family members of the people we serve who are committed to advocacy; educational, vocational and leadership activities; and work tirelessly to improve services for people with psychiatric conditions, intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and behavioral health challenges. This event is an opportunity to raise awareness, reduce prejudice and discrimination, build partnerships to improve care, and encourage family and community involvement.
The evening will be hosted by former WCVB-TV’s Emmy-winning anchorwoman Susan Wornick and will feature our Keynote Speaker Stacia Bissell. After a bicycle accident left Stacia with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), her career as a public school educator came to an end. But with encouragement from her Speech-Language Coach, the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, former co-workers, friends, and family, Stacia began her career as a public speaker and advocate. Stacia is also a co-facilitator of the BIA-MA Northampton brain injury support group and a founding member of the Berkshire Brain Injury Collaborative, providing professional development to teachers on “return-to-learn” strategies after a student suffers a concussion.
If you are interested in learning more about the event or would like to attend, please contact Amy Kabilian at 781-626-5080 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is open to people we serve, their families and loved ones, and Vinfen staff.
If you would like to join Vinfen as a sponsor in celebrating family partnerships, please contact Ann Bausman at 617-441-1896 or email@example.com.