Mind Your Brain Lehigh Valley

Mind Your Brain Lehigh Valley

Mind Your Brain Lehigh Valley is a free conference for individuals with brain injury, their families, caregivers, and health-care professionals to connect to resources and information that can help on the journey to recovery and practice.

Hosted by Good Shepherd Rehabilitation in partnership with Mind Your Brain Foundation, this dynamic program focuses on sharing research, insights and therapies designed to address the personal and medical issues of individuals affected by brain injury, whether personally or professionally.

Registration is required.

Vendors and sponsors are welcome, too. Click the links for details.

Mind Your Brain Lehigh Valley 2024

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2024
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
DeSales University
University Center
2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034

Special Accommodations/Questions

Contact Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner at [email protected] or 610.776.3307.

Mind Your Brain Agenda

Schedule Outline

9:30-10 a.m.Registration, Breakfast and VendorsN/A
10-11 a.m.Welcome & Keynote:
The Cutting-Edge Neuroscience of Music: Clinical Applications in Neurorehabilitation
Brian Harris, NMT/F, MFA
Co-founder and CEO of MedRhythms
11-11:15 a.m.Living, Love LifeEmily Brong (Person with Lived Experience), Beth Winter (Caregiver) and Tamie Sturgis, LPN
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Breakout 1A: Nutrition Interventions Within The Treatment of Traumatic Brain InjuryJennifer M. Doane, MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN, ATC
Advantage Nutrition & Wellness, LLC
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Breakout 1B: Thriving While Caring for Others: Lessons and Community-Building for Those Who Identify as Caregivers or Care PartnersMary G. Brownsberger, PsyD, ABPP
Partially retired; Former Director of Good Shepherd Psychology Group
12:15-12:45 p.m.Lunch & Vendor FairN/A
12:45-1:45 p.m.Breakout 2A: Navigating Brain Injury Fatigue: Symptoms and SolutionsTracie Bearden, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIST
Brain Injury Educator and Patient Advocate
12:45-1:45 p.m.Breakout 2B: Home Modifications: Assistive Technology to Reduce Caregiver BurdenAllison Cole, MS, OTR/L, & Lyndsey McGrevy, MS, OTR/L
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation
1:45-2:45 p.m.Keynote: Yoga and Mindfulness: Research-Based Tools for Integrative HealingMegan Cauley, RYT 250
LoveYourBrain Level 2 Certified Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher
2:45-3 p.m.Wrap-upStephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD, CBIST, FAACRM
Director of Research at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation


To register for the free Mind Your Brain Lehigh Valley conference, fill out this form.