INJURIES

Ohio Support Groups - Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result from any number of different accidents or traumas. The one thing all individuals suffering from TBI need is support. Fortunately, help is available in Ohio in the way of support groups.

Conducted by people with experience in dealing with traumatic brain injury, these support groups in Ohio offer assistance to the patient, their family and caregivers.

To locate a traumatic brain injury support group in Ohio, check the listing below.

The Brain Injury Association of Ohio

Akron
Betty Bacalu, RN, BSN
330-467-5141
Dawna Tenney
330-628-7425

Batavia/Clermont County
Cherry Thompson
513-474-5591

Butler County/Hamilton
Dawanna Jones
513-425-8728 x 24

Cadiz
Chris Curtiss
330-343-3668
ccurtiss@biaoh.org

Canton
Lyla Kepler
330-455-7969

Chillicothe
Tina Viney
740-775-1260

Cincinnati Area

Children's Hospital
Debby Palmisano, LSW
513-636-8437

Drake Center
Plan of SW Ohio
(for Mild Brain Injury)
Peggy O'Neill
513-542-2704
poneill@biaoh.org

Cleveland Area

Berea
Lori Hanson
440-234-9900
info@hansontbiclubhouse.org

Euclid Hospital
(General)
Dan Chambers & Louise Foreman
216-738-1806
(Stroke Group)
Nancy Ryan, SW
216-692-7476

MetroHealth
(Caregivers)

Judy Salter
216-778-3355

Dawn Trapp
216-778-3177
(Stroke Group)
Laura Pokorny
216-778-5329

Warrensville Hts.
(Stroke Group)
Maureen Samuels
216-491-7052

Columbus Area

Grandview Library Peggy Shecket
614-481-7100
1-866-644-6242
pshecket@biaoh.org


OSU-Dodd Hall (Spouse Group)
Dr. Wanda McEntyre 614-293-3830
(Young Survivors, 16-22)
Peggy Shecket
614-481-7100

OhioHealth (Stroke Group)
Sally Oiler
614-566-0563

Dayton
Shirley Whitmer
937-339-0356

Defiance
Charlotte Monroe
419-782-5441
877-209-8336

Delaware
Peggy Shecket
614-481-7100
1-866 644 6242
pshecket@biaoh.org

Dover
Chris Curtiss
330-343-3668
1-888-213-4452

Gallia County
Cindy Auker
740-374-8716 x. 2139
or 800-399-0527
cauker@biaoh.org

Green Springs
Deanna Turner & Deanna Nuti
419-639-2626 ext 4338

Hamilton/Butler County
Dawanna Jones
513-425-8728 x24

Lima
Helen Griffith
419-384-3684

Marietta
Cindy Auker
740-374-8716 x. 2139
or 800-399-0527
cauker@biaoh.org

Medina
Robin Pawelec, PT
330-725 1000 ext 2

Meigs County
Cindy Auker
740-374-8716 x. 2139
or 800-399-0527
cauker@biaoh.org

Newark
Dave Sinclair
740-345-3465 (W)

Pataskala
Effie Parker
740-927-1836

Toledo Area

Cliffie Hunter
419-243-8567

MCO Rehabilitation Hospital
Jeff McAnall, Program Mgr
419-861-4458
Christine Veronie
419-254-4135
cveronie@biaoh.org

Toledo Area

MCO Mercy Rehab
Lynn Chapman, Speech Therapist
419-861-4458

Toledo Area

Sylvania-Flower Rehab
Bonnie Bright Taylor
419-841-7907

Sylvania-Flower Rehab
Jana Lown, SLP
419-824-1936
Danielle Peladeau, OT
419-824-1527

Troy
Shirley Whitmer
937-339-0356
s.whitmer1@juno.com

Warren
Laura Blanco
330-841-3757 (W)

Wooster
Michael Sterling
330-202-5271
Chris Curtiss
330-343-3668

Youngstown
Nancy Creed
330-755-2618
Phil Mingo
330-744-1555

Zanesville
Richard Meilander, PhD
1-800-322-4762
(740) 454-5475

Brain Injury Association of America


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