Katherine Helmick, MS, CRNP, ANP-BC, CNRN, is the deputy director of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC). She brings considerable clinical, educational and research experience in the field of neuroscience to include more than 100 regional, national and international presentations and more than 15 peer-reviewed publications. Helmick has served in a variety of leadership, advisory and operational roles, including deputy director for the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury; deputy director for the Clinical and Educational Affairs Office for DVBIC; manager of the Office of Clinical Standards at DVBIC; neurological surgery nurse practitioner at Hodes Neurosurgery in Louisville, Kentucky; nurse practitioner/clinical care coordinator at the University of Louisville Hospital; and clinical research coordinator in the Division of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals. Helmick holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in family and child development from Virginia Tech University. She has earned the following certifications: Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN) through the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing.Dr. Angela Colantonio is the Director of the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto where she holds a Canadian Institutes for Health Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health. She is also a Senior Research Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN. Dr. Colantonio leads a broad, internationally recognized program of research on acquired brain injury (ABI) that includes a major focus on women and sex/gender analyses. She has authored over 200 publications and has presented to over 400 research, clinical and lay audiences. She co-leads an international task force on Girls/Women with ABI and serves on the Board of Brain Injury Canada. She is a Fellow of American College of Epidemiology, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. In 2015, she was awarded the Robert L. Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research and Rehabilitation.