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Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia Hires Krystal Thompson as New Executive Director

ROANOKE, VA — Brain Injury Services of SWVA has selected Krystal Thompson as their new Executive Director, a role she steps into coinciding with Brain Injury Awareness Month.

Thompson was most recently the Chief Operating Officer for Commonwealth Catholic Charities, where she spent more than ten years. Krystal has extensive knowledge of family services and non-profit management as well as experience in both the public and private non-profit social service sectors. Some of her other professional accomplishments include being the former Board Chair of The Foster Family Treatment Association of Virginia; a board member for the Virginia Coalition of Private Provider Associations; and serving on the Emergency Food and Shelter board. Thompson was also recognized as a nominee for the DePaul Community Resources Women of Achievement Award in 2011.

Thompson states, “I’m honored to be able to serve the community in this role. I plan to draw from my previous experiences in the human services field to help take Brain Injury Services of SWVA to the next level.” She also adds, “I look forward to the opportunity to work with another impactful non-profit organization and help those in need throughout southwest Virginia.” Krystal is a native of the Roanoke Valley and a mother of two daughters.

Brain Injury Services of SWVA is a 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission to create and sustain an organization that helps brain injury survivors and their families in Southwest Virginia. The goal is to make a positive, measurable difference in a survivor’s abilities to fulfill their service potential and optimize their reintegration into their families and communities.

Click here for the Brain Injury Services Wings of Hope newsletter.

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Star City Sweetness media coverage from Cox Cable’s “Round Roanoke”:
http://www.cox9tv.com/round-roanoke-star-city-sweetness-2014/

BISSWVA client interviewed on WDBJ Channel 7 regarding her stroke recovery:
http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/help-for-those-with-brain-injuries/27890000

Coverage on Roanoke Women’s Foundation grant recipients received in November on WSLS Channel 10.

Veteran’s Day television coverage of BISSWVA client on WDBJ Channel 7:
http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/Veteran-doesn-t-let-traumatic-brain-injury-stop-him-from-reaching-goals/29654894

Article on recent grants received in December Roanoke Times:
http://www.roanoke.com/news/columns_and_blogs/columns/giving/rosalind-hills-baptist-church-combines-party-with-food-giveaway-for/article_0a8a43bf-7840-5f60-a356-020bcedaa58e.html?mode=printBrain

Live interview on WDBJ Channel 7 at 6am promoting Brain Injury Awareness Month – March 9th. http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/brain-injury-services-raises-awareness-about-condition-throughout-this-month/31689096

Listed at a resource on page 59 in the April/May issue of Our Health Virginia Magazine, Southwest Virginia edition.

Wounded Warrior Project grant announced on WSLS 10’s and WDBJ 7’s websites in June: http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/grant-will-help-fund-traumatic-injury-services-for-local-veterans/33527014

Wounded Warrior Press Release.

CLiC for Veterans Program.

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