As a growing organization, BIST relies on the dedication and passion of a number of individuals who give of their time and expertise to ensure that BIST is able to reach it’s mission of supporting all individuals living with the effects of brain injury.


Awareness Committee

Mandate: To facilitate the coordinated efforts of the Brain Injury Society of Toronto in promoting brain injury awareness to the general public, as well as plan and implement ABI awareness event(s) for Toronto.

Members: Alex Piotti (Chair), Colleen Boyce, Matthew Chung, Celia Missios, Vivian Ng, Ian Bowles, Miranda Hong, Ian Furlong, Joseph Pileggi, Jordan Assaraf, Meri Perra, Tonya Flaming, Kelly-Anne Rover, Siobhan Lacey


Volunteer Appreciation Committee

Mandate: To acknowledge the volunteers who commit their time, talents and energy to BIST’s mission.

Members: Bev Melamed (Chair), Colleen Boyce, Deanna Gilbert, Kerry Foschia, Melissa Vigar


Mix & Mingle Committee

Mandate: To develop a sustainable base of funds to carry out the mission of the Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST) through the identification, development, implementation and management of profitable fundraising programs.

Members: Greg Neinstein (Chair), Nick Gurevich, Ruth Fernandes, Ellie Lapowich, Aaron Stiller, Joanne Driscoll, Terry Wilcox, Darcy Merkur, Deena Ginsberg, Erik Joffe, Jennifer Norquay, Jordan Assaraf.


BIST 5K Run, Walk & Roll Committee

Mandate: Plan, coordinate and implement the annual 5k Run, Walk & Roll fundraising run that takes place every Fall.

Members: Kate Mazzucco (Chair), Michelle Diamond, Ann Grozier, Mark Lapowich, Michelle McDonald, Rohit Tamhane, Judy Moir, Jenn Bowler, Alana Bernick, Lindsay Charles.


Birdies for Brain Injury Golf Tournament Committee

Mandate: Plan, coordinate and implement this annual fundraising event that takes place every June.

Members: Jordan Assaraf (Chair), Ryan Murray, Robert Nigol, Diana Rockbrune, Jeff Nunn, Sheldon Sacks, Erik Joffe, Pearse Brett, Darrell Booker, Daniel Fenwick, Colleen Worsley


Special Events Committee

Mandate: Plan, co-ordinate and implement BIST member special events such as our annual halloween and holiday party

Members: Alison, Beena, Deborah, Frank, Gary and Neil