Our Services

Brainstrong Support Group

Brainstrong is a volunteer-based organization committed to providing education and resources for individuals with brain injury in the Gunnison Valley. This group addresses the needs of the community to support, educate, and advocate for those who have experienced a brain injury or are a family member or caregiver of an individual with a brain injury.

Brainstrong grew out of a collaboration between Gunnison Valley Health employee Michael Chiappini, Catherine Fisher, former patient, and GVH therapists Kristin Grimes and Jen Moore. When Chiappini and Fisher suffered their brain injuries (specifically cerebrovascular accidents), they recognized the need for additional support during recovery. They began a monthly support group that has grown to include public education and an annual conference. Brainstrong is a home grown service for an active and athletic community whose passion for adventure comes with the risk of brain injury.

Brainstrong meets regularly and invites various speakers to share their expertise, guidance, and treatment strategies.


Upcoming Brainstrong Events:

Brainstrong will be present at the upcoming Health Fairs in Crested Butte and Gunnison. Stop by and say hello! The Gunnison health fair will be Saturday, April 29 from 6:30-11 a.m. at the Fred Field Building.


Gunnison Valley Health Brainstrong
711 North Taylor Street | Gunnison, CO 81230 | brainstrong@gvh-colorado.org