Substance Abuse and Brain Injury Topic of Coalition Meeting

In tonight's (February 22) virtual Cheatham County Community Enhancement Coalition meeting, Wendy Ellmo will discuss substance abuse and its relationship to brain injury, including concussion. She will share a new model for understanding concussion.

She will also discuss interventions that can be made at the individual and community levels. Resources will be shared for identifying concussion, educating healthcare workers, cultivating brain health and community resources.

Ellmo is a speech-language pathologist and Brain Injury Specialist for Brain Links. She is board certified in neurologic communication disorders and was the Clinical Service Supervisor for JFK Johnson’s Center for Head Injuries’ Cognitive Rehabilitation Department where she worked with people with brain injuries for twenty years.

Part of a national group that developed practice guidelines for TBI and stroke, Wendy also authored a book of group treatment activities and an assessment battery for mild and moderate TBI. Wendy was a member of the Joint Coordinating Committee on Evidence Based Practice and an adjunct faculty member at Kean University, developing and teaching their first class on traumatic brain injury. Wendy is currently the Vice President of the Board of the Healing Heads Foundation and is a Certified Brain Health Coach. She has served in many leadership roles, including President of the NJ Speech Language Hearing Association, and ultimately received their Honors of the Association Award for her distinguished service.

The monthly membership meeting will be held via Zoom at 6PM until 7PM.

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Meeting ID: 817 7479 7476

Passcode: 566690

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