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Brain Injury Services Announces Andrew Gunn-Wilinski as New Director of Development

SPRINGFIELD, VA – Brain Injury Services (BIS), a nonprofit located in Northern Virginia supporting people with traumatic brain injuries, announced today the appointment of Andrew Gunn-Wilinski, as the new Director of Development, effective immediately.

“Andrew brings to BIS a wealth of fundraising experience and is eager to expand our reach to donors in the region,” said Denise Hyater, Executive Director, Brain Injury Services. “We’re excited to have him as part of the team and look forward to celebrating the milestones he achieves to help grow capacity for our programs, services, and ultimately, the people we serve.”

Gunn-Wilinski comes to Brain Injury Services with an extensive background in development operations. Most recently, he served as vice president of development operations at the Akilah Foundation for Women as it began a goal of dramatically scaling its unique educational program in Rwanda into Asia and North East Africa. Previous to that role, he was the Senior Director of Development at the George Washington (GW) University, where he was a significant contributor to GW’s $1B Making History Campaign.

“As a community member of Northern Virginia, I’m thrilled to be part of an organization that is supporting neighbors who are navigating traumatic brain injuries,” said Gunn-Wilinski. “I look forward to fostering the relationships BIS has already established, while creating new relationships with individuals, small business and corporate donors who believe in our mission.”

Gunn-Wilinski holds a BSBM from the University of Phoenix with course work in Organizational Performance Improvement at George Washington University.

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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.

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