|Constance Miller, MA.
Relevant Experience and Expertise:
I am Constance Miller, MA Psychology. The self-help book I wrote on traumatic
brain injury (TBI) was featured on Super Bowl XXXIV. The WA TBI Act, HB2055,
that I authored in 2006 was passed into law in the following session of
the legislature, it provides funding for services and supports for traumatic
brain injury. The beauty of it is that it is funded by extra fines on moving
violations rather than tax dollars. l occupied a seat on its governing
board for its first seven years and retired in 2013
Background. I completed my undergraduate
work in social psychology at the University of Washington. My graduate
degree in social psychology was undertaken at Goddard-Cambridge Graduate
School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Following graduate school I pursued
a brief career as an associate professor of women’s studies at the University
Deep Background. I became a traumatic
brain injury counselor more than thirty years ago following a motor vehicle
collision that left me with permanent impairments from a traumatic brain
injury. For ten years after my TBI I worked as a paralegal in a personal
injury law firm. I am the founder and managing director of Brain Injury
Resource Center. Established in 1985 it is a nationally recognized non-profit
advocacy agency and first national resource center for persons with traumatic
brain injuries. We provide direct services, such as care coordination and
peer counseling. Additional offerings include in-service training, materials
and information searches. I have worked at the Resource Center for over
30 years, answering questions and developing useful information on neurotrauma.
Our award-winning web site hosts in excess of 1,000,000 (1 million) hits
In 1988 I joined the Survivor’s Council
of the National Head Injury Foundation (NKA the Brain Injury Assoc. of
America) and helped develop policy and training materials. I have authored
two brain injury self-help guidebooks, one of which was featured in the
“Concussion” segment of Super Bowl 2000.
I have provided in-service training
to emergency room and rehabilitation personnel at numerous medical and
rehabilitation centers including: University of Washington Medical Center,
Providence Hospital, and Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.
Additionally, in 1998 I helped
draft the Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Consensus Conference Statement
for the National Institutes of Health. In 1996 I helped design new diagnostic
and treatment guidelines concerning concussion in sports for the American
Academy of Neurology. In 1999 I made presentations to the National Interagency
Conference on Traumatic Brain Injury 2000 and 2006. In 2001, I gave a presentation
on "Advocacy" at the Annual Member Meeting of the Brain Injury Association
of WA. In September 2004, I partnered with Washington Protection and Advocacy
to design and present two segments of the UW’s TBI Model Project’s Telehealth
Virtual Grand Rounds.
Recently, I completed a catalogue
of TBI resources in Washington for the WA State Department of Social and
Health Services. In July 2005 I was appointed to the Washington State TBI
In January 2008 I developed
and delivered TBI training to first responders.
Additionally, my brain injury guide
book is being used as a training module for US Airmen being treated for
|| PAUL M. KUROIWA, PH.C.,
Performance management consultant. He
is a Doctoral Candidate in Educational Leadership from Seattle University.
He has filled an integral role in Head Injury Hotline since its inception
Over the years,
he has generously lent his considerable expertise to the development of
our survival guides and instructional materials. Most recently, he
developed a company-wide performance management system for Starbuck’s Coffee
In brief, he designs
learning systems and tools for personal, career, and organizational development.
His clientele include some of the nation’s leading institutions, agencies,
|B. PARKER LINDNER, MPA, Communications
specialist and video producer since 1978. She was
awarded a certificate in Broadcast Television Production and a Master’s
degree in Public Affairs (MPA) from the University of Washington.
includes media relations, and distance learning applications such as satellite
teleconferencing, interactive video, telecourses and on-line instruction.
She recently created a prototype virtual college for the world wide web.
Her virtual college was supported by grants from the Seattle Community
College District and US West Communications.