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Dr. Jaime Lee Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery Board Member photoCrossroads to Brain Injury Recovery is pleased to announce Dr. Jaime Lee will bring her wealth of knowledge and experience to the organization as a board member. Dr. Lee is an expert who has published extensively related to her work with neurogenic communication disorders.

Dr. Lee received her Ph.D. in Communication Disorders & Sciences from the University of Oregon, an M.S. in Speech Language Pathology from Vanderbilt University and her B.A. in Sociology from Indiana University.

She currently manages the Aphasia Research and Treatment Lab at James Madison University, which complements her research on Supported Conversation Group to Promote Communication and Quality of Life in Individuals with Aphasia. Her full research areas of interest include:

  • Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders
  • Relationship of cognitive variables (attention, working memory) and language performance in
  • aphasia
  • Computer-based treatment for reading and writing in aphasia
  • Social approaches to enhance participation and quality of life in persons with aphasia

Crossroads is excited to continue to recruit board members who represent a variety of diverse interests within the field of brain injury recovery, from specialists to caregivers.

carnival causeCome support Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery at the Hart School of Hospitality’s

Carnival for a Cause

April 3, 2017

Godwin Field

From 3:00-5:00 pm

We appreciate the student support. Have your photo taken for a donation to Crossroads. We will also have an informational display and other materials.

Approximately 5,000 people in the Central Shenandoah Valley Community are affected with brain injury. In 2016 Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery exceeded program goals and expectations by 35% by serving more people in our service area than anticipated. We met our mission to help provide options for your neighbors to return to work, school, and live productive and meaningful lives.

twagesterCrossroads gladly welcomes Tamara Wagester as the new Executive Director, beginning in January 2017. Ms. Wagester graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and she studied at George Mason University for a Master’s degree in Economics. After working on Capitol Hill for Members of Congress from Michigan and California, she served nearly 15 years as Executive Director of a national non-profit which focused on food, agricultural, natural resource, and environmental issues. The past several years she provided independent consulting services researching areas of the non-profit employment environment.

head games flyerJoin us on National Brain Injury Awareness Day to watch Sports Illustrated’s Best Sports Movie of 2012. 

Head Games” is a documentary about the silent concussion crisis in American sports.  Following the movie there will be an engaging audience Q&A session led by experts.

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Location: Student Success Center Room 1075

Open to the JMU community and the general public.

Parking Available in the Mason Street Parking Deck

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zombieCrossroads to Brain Injury Recovery presents Harrisonburg’s second annual ZOMBIE event.

Join us on Saturday, October 15th at 11 AM for the ZOMBIE RUN FOR BRAINS.

Walk or run through the grounds of Fear Forest and try to avoid the zombies lurking in the shadows. Participants will be given “life” (flag football) belts, and the goal is to have one life belt intact upon completion of the 1.5 mile course.

Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery, Inc. presents
The Brain, the Book and the Training
Brain Injury Specialist Training

When: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Room 325
Blue Ridge Hall
601 University Blvd.
Harrisonburg, VA

Cost $25 a person
Lunch will be included
RSVP by March 27 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Space is limited so register today!