BOARD & STAFF MEMBERS
The Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City (BIAKS-GKC) is a non-profit serving thousands of individuals who have been affected by a life‐altering, often devastating brain injury. With our dedicated team of individuals, we strive to be the voice of Help, Hope & Healing–through education, outreach, support, awareness and advocacy. Meet the team that makes all this possible.
OUR MISSION & HISTORY
The Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City is the only non-profit in the state of Kansas and the Greater Kansas City metro area solely serving individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injuries, their family members and the professionals who treat them. Our vision is to be the voice of brain injury in our community. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for those affected by brain injury.
In 1982, Mary Pat Beals, the sister of a survivor of brain injury, founded the Kansas Head Injury Foundation. She saw a need to provide accurate and timely information to families whose loved ones had been affected by a brain injury so she recruited a group of 23 volunteers to help her. With an annual budget of $3,000, the organization incorporated in Kansas that same year, and became the fourth charted state association of the National Head Injury Foundation.
SERVICES WE PROVIDE FOR INDIVIDUALS & CAREGIVERS
Information & Referral:
We provide information about programs and services available in Kansas and Missouri–including social service agencies, healthcare agencies, physicians, counselors, rehabilitation facilities, disability benefits, etc. BIAKS-GKC works to provide timely information, assess client needs and present appropriate material to aid in making informed decisions.