The project is headed by a who’s who of brain injury professionals, including the project leaders and panel chairs listed on the right. A large component of a project of this nature is a transient process with public input. Visit www.biausa.org/tbiguidelines/tbi-rehabilitation-guidelines for an overview and updates.
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Heidi Reyst, Ph.D., CBIST
Heidi Reyst Ph.D., CBIST began her career in the field of Brain Injury in 1991. She has experience on both the care side and the administrative side as a Program Director, Systems Director, Director of Clinical Administration, and Vice President of Clinical Administration. Dr. Reyst is an advocate for ensuring that individuals working in brain injury are trained in the specific issues salient to brain injury. She is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer and is a member of the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists. In 2008, Dr. Reyst was the recipient of the Brain Injury Association of Michigan’s Legacy Society “Professional Service Award”; this was awarded based on her involvement in advocating for those with brain injuries and for her training of those working in the field of Brain Injury through the ACBIS program.
Dr. Reyst has been a member of the ACBIS community since 2004, when she joined the ACBIS Corporate Alliance Council as Rainbow’s representative. In 2005 she became a member of ACBIS Board of Governors, serving as a member as well as the Vice Chairperson of Information Management. In January of 2016, Dr. Reyst became Chairperson of the ACBIS Board, and additionally, joined the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of America. She was one of the 100 professionals from across the country selected to participate in the Guidelines for the Rehabilitation and Chronic Disease Management of Adults with Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury project sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of America and the Brain Injury Research Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.