Board Members

Jason Bram

Jason currently works for General Motors as a Global Manufacturing IT Project Manager.  He is a graduate of Texas State University where he serves on the Employer Advisory Board.   Jason has also served on the Circle C HOA board of directors for the past nine years.  In 2016, he joined the Hope4Minds Board of Directors and has participated in multiple fundraising events.

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Angela Corrigan

Angela Corrigan has been an RN for 32 years. She feels blessed to be a part of this amazing organization. She joined because of her love and compassion for giving back to others in need of support and guidance

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Dena Dupuie

Dena’s family passionately supports Hope4Minds because they have an adopted daughter named Brianna that suffered a traumatic brain injury when she was a year old. Her family is active fundraisers for them because they bought Dena’s daughter a $5,000 medical device that dramatically improved her life. Before the device, Brianna fell all the time. The injury really affected her stamina and strength which resulted her hating P.E. in school. The device changed her world because she no longer falls and she now loves P.E. because she can keep up with the other kiddos.  After a year of experiencing this glorious recovery, Dena wanted to do more for Hope4Minds so she gladly accepted the board position.

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Terry Nance*

Terry is the Regional Sales Manager for the Alaskan Brewing Company. With studies at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 50 years in Alaska, 30+ years in the industry, life took him to Austin, Texas. He has since been an avid supporter and sponsor of Hope4Minds events. In 2014, he joined the Board of Directors and has participated in multiple fundraising events.

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Amy Patterson

Amy has been a licensed Realtor in the state of Texas since 2001.  She is currently with Private Label Realty and specializes in homes, land and lots in the Boerne/San Antonio Area, but covers the entire Texas Hill Country.  She and her husband live in Boerne and have two daughters in high school in Boerne ISD.  She has always loved homes and land and working with people.  Amy became involved with Hope4Minds when one of her daughter’s best friends  suffered a severe anoxic brain injury.   While trying to help him and his family find viable treatment options and answers during this difficult time she became acquainted with and involved with Hope4MInds.   Amy  is currently on Board for Hope4Minds Board, as well as following her passion to assist Patients For Stem Cells bring Stem Cell Treatments to the Texas and all other states in the US.  HB810 just passed the Senate and the House of Representatives in Texas  this week – making stem cell treatments legal in the State of Texas.   She will continue to work on the board of Hope4Minds to help all children who have suffered an acquired brain injury, but also has goals to work toward getting  Stem Cell Treatments covered by health insurance and expanded to more states in the US.

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Bernice Pounds

In 2000, after 34 years, Bernice retired from the State of Texas, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, as a Budget & Program Support Manager. In the past 17 years she worked as a financial contractor for the Children’s Defense Fund and Austin Independent School District, and at Children’s Hospital. Her volunteer work includes serving on several boards, including, Hill Country Water Supply, and as Treasurer on Children’s Hospital Volunteer Board, Women of Bethany Board, and Thrivent Financial Community-Arbors Group Board. Bernice has volunteered for the Brain Injury Association of Texas, Community Foundation Tax Office, and mentoring at Pleasant Hill Elementary. She also has family members that have suffered a traumatic brain injury as far back as the 1950’s when there was little information on brain injuries. She volunteer so that she may directly or indirectly help others.

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Richard Temple, PHD

Richard is a clinical psychologist with specialization in neuropsychology.  He has been touched both personally and professionally by brain injury.  He has worked for over 13 years in the field of traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, serving in both clinical and administrative roles.  Richard has a family member who is the survivor of a childhood traumatic brain injury.

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 Ed Varnado, OTR

Ed started working with brain injured adults at Tangram, which is a post acute brain injury program, at 18 years old. He worked off and on for several years with TBI adults while getting a degree as an Occupational Therapist. He ended up working for Tangram again after becoming an occupational therapist, and met his wife there.  He then moved to New Braunfels, where he worked for McKenna Hospital for about 3 years.  Ed started a job at Texas NeuroRehab Center in 2005 and has worked there for the last 12 years.

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Breona Watson

 Breona Watson has been a clinician for over 15 Years. She began her love for all things advocacy when she graduated from SouthWest Texas State in 2002. From there, her love and compassion for others only bloomed as a Radiation Therapist in oncology treating not only adults but pediatrics. It wasn’t until Breona’s families own journey with brain injury that helped her understand this unfamiliar road. She has spent her more recent tenure with a nationally recognized brain injury rehabilitation facility educating and advocating for those affected by brain injuries.

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Daphne Weyand 

Daphne is a certified public accountant with a private practice in Austin. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Accounting from Carson-Newman University and began her professional career in the Miami office of Arthur Anderson LLP. After various roles as auditor, controller and consultant in private industry, Daphne spends her time now devoted to her husband and two children. Daphne is a competitive marathoner and also volunteers in her church and children’s school. Becoming a board member has been a great opportunity to provide support and hope for families.

 

* Board Chair

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Executive director

Ronda Johnson
Executive Director
512-845-1466
ronda@hope4minds.org