Who we are
Global Brain Injury Awareness CIC is a not-for-profit dedicated to partnering like-minded businesses and collaborating with experts and other organisations across the world with the goal of improving the experience and brain injury care path for all.
Anne Ricketts is the founder of GBIA CIC and the Brain Injury Global Picnic. She is a TBI ‘survivor’ with a background in international sales, technology and engineering.
Medical Liaison Director
Lisa Hirsch is a physician and brain injury survivor with 25 years experience in academic and clinical medicine with a strong background in proactive patient-centred care and patient advocacy.
Michele Kauffman is a community activist leading support groups for over a decade.
Recovering from two traumatic brain injuries since 2010, her life has been dedicated to advocacy.
Michele believes gathering survivors in our community to lift their voices will lead to better-lived experiences for all families who experience brain injury in our society.
Science and Research Advisor
Marce Evans, is an M.D. PhD focusing in neuroscience. She is a passionate patient advocate and an accomplished equestrian and environmental activist.
Security and IT Director
Dave Lieberman the superman of IT Security and cattle hustler kindly donates his time and skills to help GBIA!