Angie Smith is our Director of Programs and Services since 2015. She graduated from Memorial University with a Bachelor of Social Work and is certified in Interdisciplinary Palliative Care from McMaster University. She is dedicated to supporting survivors, caregivers and family whether it is during acute recovery, helping with grief and loss, or adjusting to a new normal. Her passion is advocating on behalf of persons with disabilities in the larger policy and legislation network of our province. Angie presents educational sessions on brain injury prevention and management and creates community partnerships with those who work toward similar goals.
If a brain injury survivor calls NLBIA, they will reach Angie who will offer them resource counseling, refer them to the most appropriate programs for their needs and offer support. Presentations and educational talks are also available for any group who may have a professional or educational interest in concussions or traumatic brain injury. Outside of the NLBIA, Angie is an avid reader, amateur painter, election campaign volunteer, pet owner and mother of two boys. Her goal is to make the world a safer place in which everyone can grow!
After many years as a Director with NLBIA, in the role of Secretary, Vivian Gulliver is now lending her expertise as NLBIA staff. Vivian worked with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for over 25 years. During that time she worked with several Departments and soon became Secretary to the Minister of Education. From there she became the Executive Assistant to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Development and eventually moved on to become a Secretary to the Premier. She retired in 2002. During her working years Vivian got to know Mr. Tom Lush, then President of the NLBIA. When the Association found itself in need of a Secretary Mr. Lush asked Vivian to help and she gladly agreed. We are happy that Vivian continues to be on board.