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Help, Hope, and Healing

Brain injury is not an event or an outcome. It is the start of a misdiagnosed, misunderstood, under-funded neurological disease.
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Brain injury survivors and their caregivers face multiple physical, emotional, and financial challenges.
Traumatic brain injury-related hospitalizations or deaths are reported annually in Tennessee.
Tennesseans receive treatment for traumatic brain injury every year.
The estimated lifetime costs of caring for a survivor of a severe traumatic brain injury.

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National ICU RN Survey
Caring for TBI patients in the ICU is complex. The ICU nurse must be knowledgeable about the diagnosis, competent in the management of care, and aware of the risk for secondary neurological insults.Please take a moment to complete this anonymous survey to help researchers at Vanderbilt identify gaps in knowledge and confidence in the care of the TBI patient.
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Key Initiatives

We are resolute in our vision that all persons with brain injury thrive within their communities.


We connect brain injured individuals and their caregivers to available support resources in their community.


Brain injury requires specialized care and individual services. We provide crucial information for informed decisions.


Brain injury is often preventable. We provide education and opportunities to advocate for change.


We are committed to supporting the Tennessee brain injury population by accessing grants and donor development.

Service Coordinators

West Region


Carolyn Chambers

Regional One Health
Traumatic Brain Injury Services,
Memphis, TN
(901) 545-8487
Fax: (901) 515-9006
Fayette, Haywood, Lauderdale, Shelby, Tipton


Jimmie Lee Morris

West Tennessee Rehabilitation Center
1804 US Highway 45 Bypass
Jackson, TN 38305
(731) 541-4941
Fax: (731) 541-4669
Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Henderson, Henry, Houston, Humphreys, Lake, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Perry, Stewart, Weakley

Middle Region


Angela Pearson

Brain Injury Association of Tennessee
2245 Rosa L. Parks Blvd
PO Box 280364
Nashville, TN 37228
(615) 955-0673
Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Montgomery, Robertson,  Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, Wilson


Holland Camara

Disability Rights Tennessee
2 International Plaza, Suite 825
Nashville, TN 37217
(629) 702-7729
Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Moore, Rutherford, Wayne

Central Region

Upper Cumberland

Rick Hall

Disability Rights Tennessee
118 South Dixie, Suite 8
Cookeville, TN 38501
(629) 702-7727
Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, Dekalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Roane, Smith, Van Buren, Warren, White


Lisa Morgan

Chattanooga Area Brain Injury Association
6319 East Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 602-7246
Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, Sequatchie

East Region


Patty Cruze

Patricia Neal Rehab at Fort Sanders
1901 Clinch Ave. 5th Floor East
Knoxville, TN 37916
(865) 331-1499
Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Sevier, Scott, Union

Johnson City

Fredda Roberts

Crumley House
300 Urbana Rd
Limestone, TN 37681
(423) 257-3644
Carter, Claiborne, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, Washington

The Brain Injury Association of Tennessee is committed to improving the quality of life of individuals, families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals impacted by brain injury by providing critical information, education, support, prevention, and advocacy through community-based, state, and national resources.