Texas Brain Injury Advisory Council

The Texas Brain Injury Advisory Council (TBIAC) addresses strategic planning, policy, rules, and services related to preventing brain injury and providing rehabilitation, and long-term services and supports for people who have survived brain injuries to improve their quality of life and ability to function independently in the home and community.

The TBIAC seeks input from brain injury survivors, family members and caregivers, and professionals. The Council promotes brain injury awareness, education, and implementation of health promotion and prevention strategies across Texas. The Council also facilitates the development of partnerships among diverse public and private provider and consumer stakeholder groups to develop and implement sustainable service and support strategies that meet the complex needs of persons who have survived a brain injury and those experiencing co-occurring conditions.

Meeting Dates

  • July 17, 2023
  • October 16, 2023
  • January 29, 2024
  • April 15, 2024
  • July 15, 2024
  • October 21, 2024


Michael Avari
HHS Region 3

Elijah Basnett
HHS Region 3

Jim Batchelor
HHS Region 4

Lori Brandes
HHS Region 8

Heather J. Cook
HHS Region 7

Angela Cupp
HHS Region 3

Andro Herrera-Mendoza
HHS Region 8

Donna Kunz
HHS Region 6

Austin Morgan
HHS Region 7

Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
HHS Region 3

Dr. Rachita Sharma
HHS Region 3

Ryan Stork
HHS Region 6

Johnny Taylor
HHS Region 6

Dr. John Thottakara
HHS Region 3

John Wood
HHS region 6


For More Information

Please email the HHSC Office of Acquired Brain Injury.