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Deb McMorrow

 

Session Title:

A Continuum of Care Pilot for Persons with Catastrophic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury

Biography:

Dr. Debra Braunling-McMorrow is the President and CEO of Learning Services, a national provider of services for persons with brain injury.  She has served as Vice President of Business Development and Outcomes and Vice President of Quality Assurance for a national rehabilitation provider.  In addition, she led operations for the Center for Comprehensive Services, one of the first post acute brain injury rehabilitation programs in the country. She serves on the board of the North American Brain Injury Society and is the recipient of the 2007 NABIS Clinical Service Award.  Dr. McMorrow also serves as a Board of Trustee member for the Southern Illinois Healthcare Systems, is a member of the Federal Legislative Action Committee for the Brain Injury Association of America and is a CARF Medical Rehabilitation surveyor.  Dr. McMorrow is a past chair of the American Academy for the Certification of Brain Injury Specialists (AACBIS) and has served on the Brain Injury Association of America’s board of executive directors. Additionally, Dr. McMorrow has served on several national committees and editorial boards as well as on a number of Peer Review Panels including for the U.S. Department of Education NIDRR and the Department of Health and Human Services HRSA. She received the Alumni Achievement Award from the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale College of Education and Human Services in 2011.  Dr. McMorrow has published in numerous journals and books and has presented extensively in the field of brain injury rehabilitation.  She has been working for persons with brain injuries for almost 30 years.