President

Dr. Shirin Badii

PhD Neuroscientist and President of Vancouver Brain Injury Association, Shirin facilitates the West Vancouver Persian Brain Injury Support Group. Shirin’s PhD thesis was written investigating and analyzing the effects of crowding agents on protein folding and stability. Following this, she spent time doing research as a post-doctoral fellow at a brain research centre at UBC Hospital. Today, Shirin is a researcher at BC Cancer Agency.

Executive Director

Gity Hadizadeh

As Executive Director, Gity is the CEO, responsible for all operations and for ensuring that VBIA operations adhere to VBIA policy as directed by the Vancouver Brain Injury Association Board of Directors. Gity has experience with nonprofits on 2 continents and is especially focused on the value that volunteers bring to VBIA. Gity is the chief Volunteer Coordinator, and expects to have other volunteer coordinators responsive to the needs of volunteers in various departments.

Richard Wagar

Richard Wagar

Director Of Brain Recovery

Richard, the founder of Vancouver Brain Injury Association, is a former business consultant & executive coach. VBIA president 2014-2017

Michael Rowan

Michael Rowan

Founding Director

 

 

 

 

Jeff Witten

Jeff Witten

Director

Jeff is a personal Injury lawyer and a director at VBIA.

Tony Burrows

Tony Burrows

Director

Tony is a director at VBIA.

Nasim Boustani, BASc, MSc, MBA

Nasim Boustani, BASc, MSc, MBA

Director

Nasim Boustani is an accountant and VBIA Treasurer and Director.