The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey presented its 16th Annual Gala at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, NJ on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

The Gala celebrated the work of BIANJ and spotlighted the contributions of leaders in our community who support people impacted by brain injury.

Your support will ensure that we can continue providing services for people affected by brain injury.

Wednesday, March 23rd

  • Crystal Plaza, Livingston NJ

2022 Gala Honorees

Mistress of Ceremonies

Becky Quick, Co-Anchor on CNBC’s Squawk Box and Anchor of On The Money, has served as the Gala’s Mistress of Ceremonies since its inception in 2007. Becky has a personal experience with brain injury and is dedicated to supporting BIANJ.





Steven and Dawn Benvenisti
Barbara Geiger-Parker and Ronald Parker

Past Honorees

  • Robert Garrett, FACHE, CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health
  • Bernie Flynn, Past President & CEO, NJM Insurance Group
  • Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD, Director of Neuropsychology, Neuroscience and TBI Research, Kessler Foundation
  • Jane and Joe Concato, BIANJ Volunteers
  • Lori and Wallace Kyle, Caregivers and Past BIANJ Board President
  • Carolann Garafola, MA, Executive Director, Mt. Bethel Village
  • Susan and William Reilly, Caregivers, Sean Reilly TBI Fund
  • Cathleen D. Bennett, JD, President and CEO, New Jersey Hospital Association
  • Carol Ann Giardelli, MEd, Director, Safe Kids New Jersey
  • Christine O’Brien, President, Insurance Council of New Jersey
  • John Tiene, CEO, Agency Network Exchange
  • Barbara Gieger-Parker, Past President and CEO, Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey
  • Benjamin Kurland, CEO, Allaire Healthcare Group
  • Harrison J. Gordon, Esq., Senior Partner at Gordon & Gordon, PC
  • Erhardt Preitauer, Senior Vice President, Government Programs, Horizon BCBSNJ
  • Bob Doll, Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Equity Strategist, Nuveen Asset Management
  • Vincente H. Gracias, MD, FACS, FCCP, FCCM, Interim Dean, Rutgers Rober Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Bruce M. Gans, MD, Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
  • Richard S. Spengler, Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer, Investors Bank
  • Roy Bavaro, DCH Teen Safe Driving Foundation
  • John K. Lloyd, FACHE, Meridian Health
  • Caroline O. McCagg, MD, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute
  • Peter A. Inverso, Roma Bank
  • Al Maghazehe, PhD, FACHE, Capital Health
  • Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr., New Jersey’s 8th Congressional District
  • Stephen Jones, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
  • Ronald J. Del Mauro, Saint Barnabas Health Care System
  • Anthony J. Kuczinski, Munich Re
  • Paul Anzano, Esq., Pringle Quinn Anzano, PC
  • Steven Benvenisti, Esq., Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, PC
  • Corinne “Cookie” Slade, Founder & Former President, Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Gary S. Carter, New Jersey Hospital Association
  • Anthony G. Dickson, NJM Insurance Group
  • Richard Bagger, Pfizer
  • David Grubb, Perma
  • Amy Mansue, Children’s Specialized Hospital

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