Qualifications for Appointment to the Council
The seats on the Council are designated for individuals who meet the specific criteria for each position described below:
Survivor/Family positions (5 seats)
Definition: Persons who have sustained a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury, and/or the spouse, parent or guardian of such a person.
Physician positions (4 seats)
Definition: Physicians who represent the professional community of spinal or head injury medical and/or rehabilitation treatment.
Allied Health positions (4 seats)
Definition: Allied health professionals and/or administrators of spinal or head injury programs.
General Public positions (3 seats)
Definition: Persons who do not meet the other criteria but who have a significant connection to the community of people living with traumatic brain and/or spinal cord injuries (examples: an attorney who represents the needs of people with brain and/or spinal cord injuries; an educator whose work includes students with such injuries; a professional and/or administrator of a public human services program that serves people with such injuries).
When you apply for appointment to the Council, be sure to communicate which qualification(s) you meet at the top of your resume. Examples: “I am a person with a spinal cord injury” OR “I am the spouse of a person with a traumatic brain injury” OR “I am a physician (neurologist) who treats patients with injuries to the brain and/or spinal cord” OR “I am an allied health provider (speech-language pathologist) who treats patients with traumatic brain injuries.” Meeting these qualifications does not guarantee appointment.