Wendy Waldman earned her BSW from the University of Georgia and worked in mental health until she moved to Florida where she began working for Brain Injury Association of Florida (BIAF). Wendy worked as a Resource Facilitation Coordinator for BIAF for 9 years and earned her certification as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist though the Brain Injury Association of America which she maintains yearly. She provided direction, support, advocacy, resources, education and empowerment to individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury. She also helped to identify and build existing support systems in order to assist the individual with TBI to remain in his/her home setting.
Wendy moved back to Indiana in 2013. She now works as a Local Support Network Leader with the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana’s Department of Resource Facilitation. Wendy educates and presents on the Resource Facilitation Program and brain injury throughout Central Indiana and assist survivors and families to access the resources and services that may benefit them. She also works with clients and their families to assist them in going back to work and reintegrate back in to the community.
Wendy also has been a co-facilitator of a Brain Injury Education Group at PACE (Public Advocates for Community Re-entry) for the past 4 years. This group is intended to provide Brain Injury Education, Coping Skills and Strategies to help ex-offenders who have screened positive for a possible brain injury cope with the possible effects.
Wendy serves as a board member for INAPSE (Indiana Association for Persons Supporting Employment First) and also as a Board Member for the Brain Injury Association of Indiana. Wendy is nationally certified as a Brain Injury Specialist Trainer and provides trainings all over the state to professionals on becoming a nationally certified Brain Injury Specialist through the Brain Injury Association of America.