by founder Celeste Palmer
After a near-fatal car accident in 2000 resulted in total memory loss, I researched my own recovery, working with doctors and therapists at local hospitals. Peter Drucker encouraged me to share my growing network of resources by forming a support group and website. Bridging the Gap is the result.
It is a resource lifeline for brain injury survivors and their loved ones, many of whom face confusion over where to turn for therapies, legal information, hospitals, day care facilities, and other essential help. With Peter saying, "if no one else is doing it, you may have to," I started this website.
Every brain injury is different and so is every recovery! Our support groups, website and public speaking inspire, educate and encourage! Believe. Be patient. Never give up!
Mission Statement / Vision
Bridging the Gap provides a sense of community, resources, education, and student support for brain injury survivors and their loved ones. We hope to decrease the sense of isolation that often occurs after a brain injury, and to empower these individuals to move forward in their lives and achieve their goals. We accomplish this by providing support groups, student scholarships, website resources, and referrals to services. We are a nonprofit organization.
Brenna Redpath is an entrepreneur, an advocate, and a coach. She founded and ran her own business for several years, selling it on 2018. Her business model depended upon the ability to effectively communicate new ideas and educational methods for neuro-diverse brains, in ways that broke down stereotypes and preconceived notions. She successfully met that challenge in part by telling the compelling stories of individuals in her community. Brenna relishes the opportunity to help Celeste Palmer tell her story in her mission to bring a clearer understanding of the challenges that TBI survivors face to both their caregivers, and to the medical community that serve them.
As a small-business entrepreneur, Brenna spent many years wearing ALL the hats! Her job description included leadership, sales, networking, communication, collaboration with non- profits, and project management. She was able to build her business by over 500% by effectively using social media platforms to enhance her brand, build community, and deliver her message.
Board of Directors
President/CEO, Founder of Bridging the Gap Celeste Palmer — Author and Coach
John Mekrut — Neurofeedback Specialist
Virginia Russell — Retired
Dr. Douglas Stephey — Neuro Optometrist
Emily Stouffer — Writer, Producer
Consultants to BTG
Dr. Angela Yi, PhD — Neuropsychologist