DES MOINES – The statewide advocacy group for Iowa families affected by brain injuries has named State Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City their “Senator of the Year.”
In a statement, Executive Director of the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa said:
“Senator Ragan is a leader in the Senate and a powerful friend and supporter for Iowans who living with brain injuries and their families. She was a key participant in the negotiations that pushed aside partisan differences and created in Iowa’s bipartisan health care reform. That bipartisan success is now measurably improving the lives of Iowa families who face high medical bills and limited access to essential services.
“Senator Ragan is Executive Director of two non-profit agencies, The Community Kitchen of North Iowa and Mason City Meals On Wheels. She has brought t deep commitment to service to the Iowa Statehouse and is now a solid supporter of the mission and values of the Brain Injury Alliance. Her efforts have been instrumental in ensuring that families living with brain injuries throughout the state of Iowa have the resources they need.”
The Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa exists to support, assist, and advocate for persons with acquired brain injury and for their families. It advocates for and with people with brain injury and family members by responding to their challenges and representing their concerns. Founded in 1980, Alliance members include people with brain injuries, their family members, their friends, and professionals who work with people who have had brain and head injuries.