TBIoptions emerged from a collaboration between two Kansas State University professors (Jane Mertz Garcia, PhD and Debra Sellers, PhD) in the School of Family Studies and Human Services. Their aim was to increase understanding about traumatic brain injury, including the importance of community resources to help address physical, cognitive, behavioral, and/or emotional needs that may result from TBI and promote successful community reintegration.
Dr. Garcia is a speech-language pathologist and professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the K-State Speech and Hearing Center. Dr. Sellers, formerly an Adult Development and Aging specialist in Cooperative Extension at K-State, is now an Associate Dean and Director of Human Services Extension and Outreach at Iowa State University.