Thank you for your interest in the Brain Injury Association (BIA) of Mississippi | United Spinal Association (USA)- MS Chapter.  Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in children, young adults and seniors. Mississippi is #3 in the country in the number of brain injuries reported each year. Brain injuries are primarily caused by #1 falls; #2 motor vehicle accidents. Now in its 32nd year of service, the BIA of Mississippi is the only nonprofit in our state specifically assisting traumatic brain and/or spinal cord injury survivors, both civilian and military, and their families. We provide timely and ongoing help through our referral network, support groups, survivor activities and events. Additionally, we offer injury prevention education and advocate for laws that would prevent injuries. On behalf of our staff, board of directors and the survivors and families we serve, I ask for your support. Raising funds is crucial now more than ever to continue our much-needed programs. Thank you in advance for your participation. 

Earl Campbell and Lee Jenkins

Lee Jenkins, BIA Executive Director

  Board of Directors

Chairman - Howard T. Katz, M.D.
Vice President - Mr. Wayne Ferrell, Esq.
Treasurer - Robert Sevier, PhD.
Secretary - Jennifer Reneker, MSPT, PhD.

Member At Large - Mrs. Janice Knight

Board Members

Executive Committee Members

Ms. Susan Brashear
Mrs. Terri Galloway
Mr. William F. Heard
Mr. Terry Johnson

Ms. Karen Cadle

Edward L. Manning, Ph.D.

Ms. Susan Marquez

Mr. Johnny McGinn

Mr. Marc Osborne

Mr. Richard Schwartz, Esq.

Mr. Keith Tansey

Mr. Antonio Wright


Joseph Farina, M.D.

Mr. Rabun Jones

Mr. Eric Ray

Mr. Bert Rubinski

Mr. Vernon Perry

Ms. Nancy Tharp