SPRINGFIELD, VA – Brain Injury Services, a nonprofit located in Northern Virginia supporting people with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), announces the appointment of its new Board Chair, Erin O. Mattingly of Washington, D.C., and new Board Vice Chair, Paul N. Kashchy of Herndon, VA.
“We are thrilled that Erin and Paul were elected into the Board as incoming chair and vice chair,” said Denise Hyater, Executive Director, Brain Injury Services. “Erin brings more than 15 years of specialized professional experience treating patients across the continuum of brain injury severity, from mild to severe injury, in both civilian and military populations. She understands our clients’ needs and how we might improve our programs and services to deliver our best. Together with Paul’s leadership, community ties and expertise in financial management, I believe we have two strong leaders who will help our organization continue to grow.”
Mattingly is a speech-language pathologist (SLP), strategic consultant, TBI subject matter expert, and the Director of Strategic Development at Loyal Source Government Services, a professional management consulting and staffing firm. In her role as a consultant, she has worked on a variety of White House and Cabinet-level initiatives focused on suicide prevention and mental health across the Nation. Prior to her role as a consultant, Ms. Mattingly started the SLP program at a unique Department of Defense facility, specializing in the evaluation and treatment of Service members with mild traumatic brain injury and psychological health disorders.
She has served in a variety of leadership positions across brain injury and SLP organizations, including the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS), the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS), and the Neurogenic Communication Disorders Special Interest Group of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She has multiple publications and presents at the state and national level on the treatment and evaluation of survivors of brain injury in military and civilian populations.
“In my role as BIS’ board chair, I am committed to leveraging my subject matter expertise and resources from the field to guide the board and the executive team in ensuring that we deliver on the organization’s mission of empowering those impacted by a brain injury,” said Mattingly.
Mattingly graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Education and the Ohio State University with a Masters in Communication Disorders. Mattingly holds her ASHA certification in speech-language pathology, her license to practice speech-language pathology in Washington, DC, and is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist.
Paul N. Kashchy is a Vice President and Senior Business Banking Relationship Manager for City National Bank. Before that, he was the Vice President and Business Relationship Manager with Atlantic Union Bank. Paul’s role at the bank requires him to be in the field working his clients and providing solutions for their commercial banking needs while executing the bank’s goals and strategies. Paul works primarily with non-profits, professionals, associations and government contractors.
“I’m looking forward to working with Denise, Erin and the BIS board and contributing my experience in the areas of financial management, budgeting, and analytics,” said Kashchy. “It is my hope to introduce BIS to the clients and partners I currently work with and build and strengthen more overall business support from the community during my tenure as vice chair.”
Prior to Atlantic Union Bank, he was with Capital One Bank in a similar Relationship Manager role and served as a Market Manager with Capital One / Chevy Chase Bank, where he was responsible for the development and growth of multiple bank branches. Paul’s dedication to his team and clients was exemplified by the number of associate and customer lives he impacted, during his time in the branches.
Paul lives in Herndon, VA with his wife, 2 kids, dog and cat. Paul also serves as a local community leader as the Treasurer for the local Cub Scout pack, coach’s baseball and volunteers with his children’s school PTO Association.
About Brain Injury Services
Since 1989, Brain Injury Services has taken a leadership role in developing community-based programs and services for residents of Northern Virginia, Fredericksburg and surrounding counties who have experienced a brain injury. Our mission is to empower those impacted by brain injury through core programs including person-centered case management, assistive technology, vocational rehabilitation, club house/day programs, caregiver/family supports. Each year we serve over 1,000 individuals that include adults, children, and veterans.