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.

  • 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.”

  • Heike Kessler-Heiberg

    Board Member

    Heike is an Associate Professor at the San Diego Community College District’s Continuing Education’s Acquired Brain Injury Program and has taught at this program since 1989.

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