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Our team offers a support group that is open to all traumatic brain injury patients and their families. Education and support are a vital for both patients and caregivers after a TBI. This group offers an opportunity to share experiences, strategies, and resources by meeting others in similar situations. The group also features guest speakers covering variety of topics relevant to TBI.

Previous Speakers

  • Sara Holland, DNP
    PPMC, Director of Nursing Education and Research
    Topic: An ICU perspective of TBI recovery
  • Sabrina Mele, PT, DPT
    Good Shepherd Penn Partners - Penn Therapy and Fitness University City
    Topic: Balance Based Torso Weighting: Promise for the Population with TBI
  • Michael E. Keesler, J.D., Ph.D.
    Clinical/Forensic Neuropsychologist; Center City / Graduate Hospital Area
    Topic: Interaction of Cognitive, Physical, and Emotional Symptoms following TBI
  • Joseph L. Romano, Esq
    Topic: Guardianship: Questions and Answers, Myths and Realities
  • MJ Schmidt
    Works for both ReMed and the Council on Brain Injury
    Topic: Council on Brain Injury (CoBI) and related community resources
  • Pete Freudenberger, LCSW Outreach Manager
    Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania
    Topic: How TBI affects the military and veteran population, and the VA claim process for TBI
  • Alexandra Merlino, Speech Language Pathologist
    Good Shepherd Penn Partners- Penn Therapy and Fitness University City
    Topic: How to identify re-exacerbation of signs or manage symptoms (sleep trends, migraine trends, fears of hitting head and returning to work safely and confidently), how to utilize strategies to maximize memory, and how to discuss with physician in a timely manner to manage symptoms in the best way
  • Mark Cola, CBIS, CDP
    Director of Marketing and Outreach Referral for Main Line Rehabilitation Associates
    Topic: TBI services in the home and community and funding options
  • Dr. Dmitriy Petrov, MD
    Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Penn Medicine/Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
    Topic: Q+A post-traumatic head injury recovery, symptom evaluation and management, resources

Support Group Details

Dates: Fourth Monday of Every Month

Time: 5:00 to 6:30 pm

Parking: Garage at 38th & Filbert Streets

Virtual meetings: We are currently holding our meetings virtually via Zoom. Please contact Brigid Magdamo for virtual meeting details and to be added to the listserv.

Contact: For questions, contact Brigid Magdamo at or 267-285-6048

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