Board Member

Mark Pedrotty, PhD

Dr. Pedrotty is a rehabilitation psychologist  at Carrie Tingley Hospital – UNMH who specializes in the treatment of brain injury in children and young adults, has experienced a brain injury and enjoys music, outdoor activities, cooking, baking and having fun spending time with others.  He’s been on the board since

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John Tiwald, Esq.

Mr. Tiwald is an attorney who is recognized as a leading expert in brain injury legal advocacy and has served on the board of Brain Injury Alliance of New Mexico in numerous capacities for over 20 years, including President and Board Member. He is an advocate for persons living with

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Melanie Garcia, MS

Ms. Garcia is thriving with a brain injury and provides support and assistance to others living with a brain injury.  She is an extraordinary planner and organizer, has presented on brain injury issues and has a passion for outdoor activities.  She inspires the board and the community to get involved

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Margot Feldvebel, LCSW

Ms. Feldvebel has been involved in the Brain Injury Alliance of New Mexico since 2012.  She co-developed the THRIVE support group model and manual and the Survive to Thrive Checklist to help people living with brain injury develop cognitive, social, and behavioral skills while recovering from their brain injury.  She has

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James Brown, MA

James teaches philosophy, researches / writes philosophy and brain injury, works with the Internet.  James survived a brain injury in 1992.

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Lonny Hurley, ARA

Mr. Hurley has been dedicated to advocating for people living with brain injury for many years. He has been a big help in increasing awareness of brain injury in the community and in developing community events.

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Elizabeth Weil, MD

Dr. Weil is a psychiatrist at UNMH who is a strong advocate for and expert in providing behavioral health services to people living with brain injury and their families.

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