|Constance Miller, MA.
When bad things happen to Constance Miller
of Seattle, Washington, she blazes a trail through them and then pulls
others along behind her. As a career advocate of human rights and accessible
health care, Miller has solved her own health problems and helped thousands
of others who share the same predicament.
When a Dalkon Shield
caused her illness and injury, Miller became one of the nation's foremost
experts on the Shield and its effects on women's health. Millerís work
on behalf of Shield-injured women has been featured in national magazines
such as Ms., Essence, and Woman's World. Miller has assisted thousands
of women to recover millions of dollars in compensation for their Dalkon
Shield injuries. She staffed a non-profit help line that assisted injured
In 1982, a car accident
left her with a "closed-head" brain injury; there was no visible wound,
but she was experiencing pain, memory loss, disorientation, visual, sleep
and mood disorders. Most physicians told people who were having such symptoms
after accidents that they were imagining them. Upon receiving such a diagnosis
from her doctor; Miller went into research mode and uncovered the secrets
of the changes she recognized in herself.
She applied what she
learned from her brain injury research and her activism to selecting her
doctors and lawyers. Such deliberate and pragmatic partnering led to effective,
client-centered rehabilitation program and a gratifying resolution for
her injury claim.
Most recently she has assisted in the development of diagnostic and treatment
guidelines on Concussion in Sports; for the America Academy of Neurology.
Additionally she helped the National Institutes of Health to draft its
TBI Rehab Consensus Conference Statement; and acted as a consultant to
the Federal Interagency Conference on TBI 2000.
|| 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 Starbuckís Coffee
In brief, he designs
learning systems and tools for personal, career, and organizational development.
His clientele include some of the nationís 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 Masterís
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.
|Bill Levinger, M.D.
10 years experience
in Family Practice and E.R. medicine, followed by Anesthesia training and
Board Certification. Knowledgeable and interested in the care of head injury
pain management and with particular expertise in treating head and neck
and back pain
||Hugh R. MacMahon, M.D.,