SPRINGFIELD, VA – Brain Injury Services, the leading nonprofit provider of resources and support for Northern Virginians coping with brain injuries, announced the election of two Virginia-based business leaders to its Board of Directors; Real Estate Finance Executive Tom Hospod, Esq. (a TBI survivor), and Marketing Veteran and Business Owner, Stacey Piper.
“Our two new members bring exceptional complementary experiences to our Board,” said Erin O. Mattingly, Brain Injury Services Board Chair. “Tom’s first-hand understanding of our TBI clients as a survivor himself and Stacey’s extensive business and marketing expertise will help improve services and forge new opportunities for Northern Virginians recovering from brain injuries.”
Tom F. Hospod, Esq. is a real estate finance and development specialist in the Washington metro area. Tom had a catastrophic accident a year and a half into his first job out of law school while vacationing with his family, and suffered a TBI. He was left with spastic hemiplegia, which affects movement on the left side of his body, and underwent an extensive physical and occupational therapy regimen. After those therapies only took him so far, he enrolled in an experimental treatment at Johns Hopkins University for spasticity (a muscle condition associated with brain injury), as well as an experimental robotic-assisted therapy program produced by Harvard Labs.
“As someone who lives with TBI,” Hospod said, “I’m eager to help others in Northern Virginia learn of the incredible resources and services that BIS provides and to help bring new supporters into the fold. I’m committed to helping expand our work to thousands of other brain injury survivors here in our region.”
Tom lives in Alexandria, VA, with his husband, a former Naval Officer and Founder of Forge/VFR who runs a company dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of veterans and first responders where Tom has served unofficially as the company’s go-to resource for all matters TBI-related, ensuring these veterans have access to all available resources.
Tom served as a Legislative Aide in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, working on issues related to disability education before earning his JD from the University of Miami School of Law in 2015. He graduated from Boston College.
Stacey Piper founded Piper Strategies marketing and creative agency in 2017 after nearly 30 years of developing and implementing successful integrated marketing campaigns for various national companies, including a billion-dollar global brand.
“I look forward to helping apply marketing best practices and digital trends into strategies to raise awareness of the remarkable resources Northern Virginians have in BIS as therapists, advocates, and caring case managers,” Piper said.
Stacey served as an Adjunct Professor at Marymount University and is currently on the faculty of Government Marketing University. Stacey earned her MS in Marketing from Johns Hopkins University in 2007 and graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 1994 with a BS in Marketing.
She lives in Fairfax with her husband and daughter. Learn more at https://piperstrategies.com.
Tom and Stacey join the board shortly after the announcement of new leadership.
Chair Erin O. Mattingly and Vice Chair Paul N. Kashchy were appointed to their leadership positions on the Board of Directors in July 2021.
Erin is the Director of Strategic Development at Loyal Source Government Services, a professional management consulting and solutions firm. Erin’s expertise spans over 15 years of experience treating survivors of brain injury in military and civilian populations. She is also a speech-language pathologist.
Paul N. Kashchy is a Vice President and Senior Business Banking Relationship Manager for City National Bank, where he integrates commercial banking solutions for his clients, including non-profits, professionals, associations, and government contractors.
Brain Injury Services 2022 Board of Directors
- Erin O. Mattingly, M.A., CCC/SLP, CBIS (Board Chair)
- Paul N. Kashchy, Vice President, City National Bank (Vice Chair)
- Andrea Spetrini, Senior Manager, BDO USA, LLP (Treasurer)
- The Honorable David L. Bulova, Virginia House of Delegates, AMEC Earth and Environment
- Ashley Bunce, Director of Community Partnerships and Investments, Wounded Warrior Project®
- Chris Carr, Attorney, Zeman and Petterson, PLLC
- Thomas F. Hospod, Esq., Real Estate and Development Specialist
- JoAnn Perry, Graphika
- Stacey Piper, Piper Strategies
- Kevin Stenstrom, SVP Development, Deployed Resources
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.