The Brain Injury Alliance of Utah is proud to announce Glenn Lanham as its new Executive Director. Glenn comes to the organization with a unique set of professional and personal experience that will open up opportunities to serve those in our community who are affected with brain injury. Prior to this position, Glenn served as the Executive Director for American Lung Association in Utah, CEO for Special Olympics Utah, VP of Development for Utah Symphony/Utah Opera, Director of Development for the Cancer Institute, and the Director of Corporate and Foundation Programs at the University of Utah. As a Virginia native, he graduated from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg.
Glenn’s ability to create positive change in the community has come to fruition largely because of his passion for serving others. He shares, “I have been blessed with a broad range of experience as it relates to the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah because of my fundraising and corporate experience. To this roll specifically, I also have a keen awareness, on a daily basis, of the important work BIAU does, as I am a caregiver at home for a step-child with a brain injury.”
Born with just half a heart, Glenn’s step-son had a stroke at the tender age of five. Luckily for him, he was the recipient of a heart transplant when he was 17 years old. Tragically, the heart donor lost his life because he crashed riding his skateboard. He was not wearing a helmet.
In the coming months and years, Glenn’s leadership will focus on the simplicity of service. “My purpose at the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah is to provide help and support to all brain injury survivors and caregivers, with tools to better manage their situation, and to help them feel like they are part of the community and not alone.“
Adam is a Resource Facilitator at The Brain Injury Alliance of Utah (BIAU). He became interested in brain injury recovery after suffering a severe brain injury seven years ago. He later graduated from the University of Utah in Health Promotion & Education and a minor in Spanish and became a nationally certified brain injury specialist in early 2015. He also works with BIAU’s social media to help promote healthy behaviors that encourage recovery and to raise awareness on traumatic brain injury prevention. He understands brain injury from both sides of recovery as a specialist and a patient. He enjoys sharing his story and experiences to help him connect with survivors and help them find a satisfying life after brain injury. Adam can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-716-4993