Board of Directors

  • Teresa Dwight, M.S., CCC-SLP, CBIS

    President of the Board

    As a Speech Pathologist, Teresa Dwight brings 30 years of experience working with acquired brain injuries.

  • Clair Jones

    Vice President of the Board

    Clair brings extensive executive healthcare rehabilitation experience as a former leader for Sharp and Scripps healthcare, Rehab Hospital of the Pacific and the Barrow Neurological Institute.

  • Andrea Conboy (Schwarb), LCSW


    Andrea has been a social worker at Scripps, Encinitas Brain Injury Day Treatment Program since 2010. She is passionate about helping brain injury survivors and their loved ones to connect with one another, and...

  • Ruth Curran, MS


    Ruth Curran has more than 28 years of experience as a strategist, business development executive and organizational behaviorist. In 2004 she had a brain injury that changed her life. She is the author of...

  • Nancy Berger

    Board Member

    Nancy is a Clinical Rehab Liaison with San Diego Rehabilitation Institute with backgrounds working in both the Bay Area and San Diego.

  • Ben Coughlan

    Board Member

    As an attorney with Gomez Trial Attorneys in San Diego, Ben is devoted to representing individuals who have suffered catastrophic traumatic brain injuries as a result of automobile collisions, falls and sports.

  • Leah Dawson

    Board Member

    Leah manages and supports all charitable, community and marketing efforts of Gomez Trial Attorneys. She is dedicated to making a difference in her community and loves to volunteer.

  • Chuck Degeneffe, Ph.D., MSSW, CRC

    Professor, SDSU Rehabilitation Counseling Program

    Chuck is a Professor and Coordinator of the San Diego State University Rehabilitation Counseling Program focusing on adjustment and caregiving.

  • Chris Gervasi, PT, CBIS

    Board Member

    Chris is the Director of Rehabilitation Services at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Scripps provides extensive Rehabilitation Services for patients with traumatic and acquired brain injuries.

  • Marc Jacobs

    Board Member

    Marc Jacobs sustained a life-threatening “very severe” TBI in 2005. “As a very grateful survivor, I have a passion to help others going through an analogous challenge.”

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