Advisory Board Members

The Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative (CNI) Advisory Board is comprised of seven (7) members who are appointed by the Governor for a term of four years. Current members and their terms are listed below.

David X. Cifu, MD, Chair (#1, see footnote below)
Richmond, VA
July 2016 – June 2020 (2nd Term)

David Reid, Psy.D (#2, see footnote below)
Charlottesville, VA 22902
September 2016 – June 2017 (serving unexpired term)

Scott Dickens (#3, see footnote below)
Richmond, VA
July 2013 – June 2017 (1st Term)

Raighne “Renny” Delaney, Esq (#4, see footnote below)
Arlington, VA
July 2016 – June 2020 (1st Term)

Patrik Sandas, Ph.D. (#5, see footnote below)
Charlottesville, VA
July 2013 – June 2017 (1st Term)

James Rothrock, M.A., LPC (#6, see footnote below)
Commissioner, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
Henrico, VA

Heather Board, MPH (#7, see footnote below)
Commissioner's Designee, Virginia Department of Health
Richmond, VA
Standing Member

Standing Member
Per the Code of Virginia (§ 51.5-12.3), the Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative (CNI) Advisory Board consists of seven (7) Governor-appointed members as follows:

  1. One person licensed to practice medicine in Virginia experienced with brain or spinal cord injury
  2. One person licensed by a health regulatory board within the Department of Health Professions with experience in brain or spinal cord injury rehabilitative programs or services
  3. One Virginian with traumatic spinal cord injury or a caretaker thereof
  4. One Virginian with traumatic brain injury or a caretaker thereof
  5. One citizen-at-large who shall not be an elected or appointed public official
  6. The Commissioner of the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (ex-officio)
  7. The State Health Commissioner Designee

**The Commissioner of the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services and the Commissioner of the Virginia Department Health may appoint designees to serve on the Advisory Board.

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