Curriculum Vitae

Kathy Moeller, BA, Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS)

 

Formal Rehabilitation

 

1990-91
NeuroCare, Inc., Concord, California.
Received $500,000 in cognitive Rehabilitation services over 14 months as inpatient and outpatient following 1990 Traumatic Brain Injury

1991-92
California Department of Rehabilitation, Concord, California
. Received vocational rehabilitation services

Concord. Job experience: Recruiter in software industry

1992-93
Oregon Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Medford, Oregon.
Received vocational rehabilitation services from the Medford, Oregon Office to retain employment as marketing and office assistant

 

Clinical Experience and Publications

1994
Author and publisher
, first edition of the “BRAIN BOOK® Life and Work Management System

Founder, Support Group Facilitator: “Mind Over Matter,” a community support group

Job Coach, Turning Point, a division of Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries

Published Articles appeared in TBI Challenge, the national magazine for the Brain Injury Association of America and Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries’ Community Newsletter

 

1995
Founder,
BRAIN BOOK® System Skills Training Center, Medford, Oregon.

Contractor with State of Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation: job coaching and job development services

Published Articles appeared in Rehabilitation Traumatic Brain Injury Update, published by the University of

Washington and Goodwill Forum, the national magazine of Goodwill Industries International, Bethesda, MD

1996
Award Recipient
of Oregon Brain Injury Association’s “1996 Clinician of the Year”

Contractor with State of Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation: video-taped trainer training services

1997
Published Articles and Case Studies
by the Department of Education, Vocational Rehabilitation Dept.

1998
Case Study
published by the Department of Education, Vocational Rehabilitation Dept.

Case Study published Mail Tribune Newspaper, Medford, OR

1999
Contractor with State of California Department of Rehabilitation
to provide compensatory skills training, job coaching and job development services to persons with brain injury (Fairfield and Yreka offices).

2006
Inventor, “My Bionic Brain
®, an electronic cognitive prosthetic

2007
Author and publisher, second edition of the
BRAIN BOOK Life and Work Management System

2008
Compensatory Skills Trainer, State of Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation
delivering services over the

Internet to clients in California, Nebraska, Arkansas and Europe

2009
Compensatory Skills Trainer, California State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation.

2010
Seattle University
selected “Cognitive Bionics Project” for graduate software engineering team internship project

2011
Founder, Cognitive Harmonics, Inc.
Distributes My Bionic Brain® and related training to skills trainers, speech and occupational therapists, consumers, peer mentors and family members in five states through State Departments of Vocational Rehabilitation and three Regional VA Medical Centers

 

Speaking Engagements, Workshops and Conference Presentations

 

  • Montana Speech and Hearing Association, Missoula, MT (Fall 1995)
  • National Brain Injury Association, Annual Conference, San Diego, CA (Winter 1995)
  • Independent Living Resources, Napa, CA (Winter 1996)
  • Nebraska’s Annual Vocational Rehabilitation Conference, Kearny, NE (1997)
  • Washington Brain Injury Association’s “Life Initiatives Family Training,” Bellingham, WA (1998)
  • B.C. Ministry of Education, Vancouver Island, British Columbia (Spring 1999)
  • Midwest Regional Conference of Rehabilitation Professionals, Springfield, MO (Spring 1999)
  • Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries Workshop (week-long workshop for clinicians)
  • Pacific Northwest Brain Injury Conference, Breakout session workshop format, Portland, OR (Fall 2007)
  • California Community of Practice Secondary Transition Conference: Co-presenter for breakout session, Palm Desert, CA (Spring 2008)
  • Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation, In-service p presentation to clinical staff, Pomona, CA
  • Regional Disability Conference: Keynote. Conference sponsored by the Oregon Competitive Employment Project and the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (Fall 2008).
  • Third International Vocational Outcomes in Traumatic Brain Injury Conference. Poster Presentation: Collaborative Presentation with Nebraska Department of Education and Mott Rehabilitation Services (Spring 2009)
  • National Autism Works Conference, St. Louis, MO. Facilitated two break-out sessions featuring My Bionic Brain® Cognitive Prosthetic (Spring 2012)11th Annual Pacific Northwest Brain Injury Conference, Portland OR. Break-out-out session entitled, “The Future of Prosthetic Cognition” (Spring 2013)
  • 2014 Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Annual In-Service Training, Salem, OR: Break-out sessions: (1) “Outsmarting Cognitive Disability and Getting (Back) to Work,” and (2) “The Future of Prosthetic Cognition”
  • 2015 Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America – Annual Conference, Denver, CO, June 2015: Invited to present workshop break-out session entitled, “From Soup to Nuts: Using Assistive Technology to Outsmart Cognitive Challenges”

 

Education

 

Brain Injury Association of America, Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists

(Certified Brain Injury Specialist) Vienna, VA

University of Chicago, Masters Candidate, Literary Criticism, “Great Books” focus     Chicago, IL

University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts Degree: Interdisciplinary Humanities,

Minors in Ancient Greek and Classical Philosophy Berkeley, CA

 

Affiliations & Awards

 

Professional ● Member: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)

  • Former Board Member, Brain Injury Association of Oregon
  • Commissioned by the University of Missouri to write Ask KathyM™ Advice Column
  • Finalist for Oregon Ethics in Business Award, Individual Category
  • “Clinician of the Year” Award: Brain Injury Association of Oregon

 

Community: Jackson County Foster Parents Association, past volunteer, produced monthly newsletter

  • Great Books Foundation, Chicago, IL “Great Books” discussion leader for adults and youth.

Certified in 1990 as a “Great Books Discussion Leader”

  • Assistant State Director, Parkinson’s Action Network, Washington DC

 

Hobbies/Personal Reading, assistive technology research, addiction recovery, return-to-work advocacy for individuals in recovery and individuals with disabilities, advocacy for older foster children; peer advocate for individuals with brain injury; adoptive parent in 2001 of two older foster children with special needs.

 

Pre-injury Work Experience

 

High School and college:  Telemarketer, retail store clerk, emergency room admitting clerk, medical secretary, long distance telephone operator

Post-college (pre-injury)  Operations Manager, Proofreader (Random House Publishing Company, New York); Direct Marketing Director (Comp-U-Card International, Stamford, Connecticut); Account Executive (The Direct Marketing Group, New York); Marketing & Press Relations Director (TriNet, Inc., New Jersey-based subsidiary of Control Data Corporation, Parsippany, New Jersey); Sales Associate (Videotex America division of Times Mirror Company, Los Angeles, California); Director of Sales (Link Resources, subsidiary of International Data Group, New York)