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Executive Director

Jorun Rucels

It has been my honour to serve as the Executive Director of BIAPH since 2008. Prior to joining BIAPH I worked in the corporate sector for a transportation and logistics company as controller for several years.

I first became aware and connected to BIAPH through my “lived experience” as caregiver to my son Yuri who sustained a traumatic brain injury in 2000, at the age of 20 as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Sadly, we lost him three years later as he was unable to accept his “new self”. In 2004, we started a memorial charity golf tournament and in researching organizations where to direct the funds I came across the Brain Injury Association of Peel & Halton.

Initially I was a volunteer serving on the board of directors before being asked to assume the E.D. position. I am proud and grateful for all we have accomplished so far. I wish to extend my sincere appreciation to our supporters and volunteers who have helped BIAPH move forward and expand. As always, my heartfelt thanks and appreciation go to the survivors and families I have had the privilege to meet. Your courage and resilience inspire and motivate me everyday.