Thursday, June 6, 2019
Presented by: Tom Grady, MPA, DTM, Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey
Participants will learn to define persuasive messaging, to know where and when persuasion can and should be used, and how to structure a persuasive message.
Mr. Grady currently serves as Director of Advocacy & Public Affairs for the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey and has done so since October 2002. The mission of the Alliance is to support and advocate for individuals affected by brain injury and raise public awareness through education and prevention.
One of his roles as Director is to serve as staff liaison to the Council for the Head Injured Community, one of the Alliance’s advocacy committees whose mission to champion and publicize the advocacy, rights, and needs of people who have survived a brain injury. In this capacity, Tom assists with preparing and implementing Council meetings plus address follow-up activities. He assists with defining the needs of the council; providing counsel on how to advocate; implementing the group’s signature event at the Alliance’s annual seminar, Mike-at-the-Mike; defining independent activities for members; and raising awareness of the Council through social events and other activities.
Additional roles as Director include being chair of the Alliance’s Advocacy & Public Affairs Committee and of the United States Brain Injury Alliance’s Public Policy Committee. He is also a member of the Kessler Foundation’s Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System advisory board. He previously served on Moss Rehabilitation’s TBIMS advisory board from 2012-2014.