Brenda Eagan Brown, MEd, CBIS directs a statewide brain injury school consulting program, is an adjunct professor at The George Washington University, & is currently obtaining her doctorate at Johns Hopkins University. She is published in the field of concussion in schools, presents nationally/ internationally, and has served on expert panels for both the CDC & IOM committees. She spearheaded the development of the Return to Learn Concussion Management Team Model in her state, training over 1,300+ school district academic focused concussion teams since 2013. The program she runs was featured in the Wall Street Journal. She is also the also the sibling of a severe TBI survivor.
Brenda & Karen were asked to co-lead the
1st National Concussion Return to Learn Consensus paper for the National Collaborative on Children's Brain Injuries (NCCBI) which is currently underway.
Karen & Brenda are both extremely active with NCCBI. To join the Community of Practice on Brain Injury in Youth that was created by NCCBI for educators working with students of ALL severities of traumatic brain injury (not only concussions), click below to view the introductory video with instructions on joining. It's free.
Return to Learn Before Return to Play #RTLB4RTP
Karen McAvoy, PsyD is a dually credentialed clinical and school psychologist. After 20 years as a school psychologist in Cherry Creek Schools, she left the district to write mild/moderate/severe TBI policy for the Colorado Department of Education. She is the author of REAP - a Community-Based Concussion Management Protocol and is now the Director of a concussion clinic in a large metropolitan Hospital for Children. Dr McAvoy is well published on Concussion Return to Learn (co-author of a seminal article in the field) and speaks nationally and internationally on the topic.