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Brain Injury Services Elects Two New Board Members


Aleena Gardezi

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Erin Mattingly, a speech-language pathologist and strategic consultant and Kevin Stenstrom, a strategist and business development leader join Brain Injury Services

SPRINGFIELD, VA (January 28, 2019) — Brain Injury Services, Inc., (BIS) has named Erin Mattingly and Kevin Stenstrom to its Board of Directors.

“One day, we hope to have the resources possible to care for everyone in our community who is in need and eligible,” said Denise Hyater, Executive Director. “Erin and Kevin’s vast experience and background will be a great asset in helping BIS make this vision a reality.”

Mattingly is a speech-language pathologist (SLP), managing consultant, and subject matter expert at Enterprise Resource Performance, Inc. (ERPi), a professional management consulting firm. She is also a Certified Brain Injury Specialist.

Mattingly has over 13 years of experience treating patients across the continuum of brain injury severity, from mild to severe injury, in both civilian and military populations. Prior to her role as a managing consultant, she 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 serves 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).

Mattingly graduated from the University of Virginia in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Education and the Ohio State University in 2005 with an M.A. in Communication Disorders.

Stenstrom also brings years of consulting experience to BIS. He is a strategist and business development leader recognized and known for developing and motivating cross-functional teams to achieve superior results and execute on time and on budget.  In his role, he is charged with developing and deploying business development and capture strategies, building a pipeline for high-end mission solutions for software development, modeling and simulation, cyber, C4ISR and systems engineering work. 

He also has supported non-profit organizations in varying capacities over the past 25 years, including Habitat for Humanity, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the Melanoma Research Foundation.  For MRF, he co-founded, with his wife, Kendel Paulsen, TEAM Miles for Melanoma (M4M). This was a non-profit running training program, utilizing a team concept, to raise money for melanoma research, which they were able to expand into 3 different cities in the first 2 years, all through a volunteer corps.

Stenstrom, a former U.S. Naval aviator with over 3000 hours in the P-3C aircraft, also served as a Strategic Planner in the Navy International Programs Office, and as Branch Chief for Communications Interoperability within the Pacific Command’s Communications Systems Directorate. He graduated from the U.S. Marines Corps War College with a Masters in National Security Affairs and Strategic Studies.  

He lives in Burke, VA with his wife and their three children.

About Brain Injury Services:

Brain Injury Services helps children and adults with a brain injury build the skills and confidence they need to lead a fulfilling and productive life. For over 26 years, Brain Injury Services has been repairing lives, recovering possibility and restoring hope by offering the community innovative programs and services that meet the needs of survivors of brain injuries and their families. Each year, Brain Injury Services assists over 600 individuals and families who have experienced the devastating effects of brain injury, stroke, and concussion. We provide this assistance through core programs, including case management, specialized programs, and multiple support groups. Our services extend throughout Northern Virginia, Fredericksburg, Winchester, and the surrounding counties. Find out more at


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