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Origami Board of Directors Appoints Tammy Hannah to Executive Director

Friday, June 27, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
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Origami Board of Directors Appoints

Tammy Hannah to Executive Director

LANSING—Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center today proudly announced that Tammy Hannah, OTRL, CBIS, has taken the reins as the center’s Executive Director.  Hannah previously served Origami clients and traumatic brain injury survivors as the Director of Rehabilitation Services and co-Executive Director. The appointment follows the departure of co-Executive Director, Eric Hannah, who is leaving Origami after more than 12 years of service, to pursue a new opportunity. 

 “Tammy is a remarkable leader and advocate for both survivors of traumatic brain injuries and their families,” said Mitch Tomlinson, President of the Board of Directors at Origami.  “Tammy’s knowledge, experience, and commitment to our clients make her the perfect choice to lead Origami.”

A graduate of Saginaw Valley State University, Hannah has been working in brain injury rehabilitation for more than 14 years.  She joined Origami in 2000, where she has served as a full time therapist, Director of Rehabilitation Services, and Administrator & Licensee of the center’s Adult Foster Care Home, among other roles.

“Origami is on the frontlines helping survivors of traumatic brain injuries put their lives back together,” said Hannah.  “I am honored and excited about the opportunity to lead Origami as we focus on real results for Lansing area families.”

 “Everyone at Origami is also grateful for Eric Hannah’s service over the last twelve years.  Eric has positioned Origami as a community leader, and invaluable resource and advocate for TBI survivors.  With Tammy, we know leadership responsibilities at Origami remain in very capable hands,” said Tomlinson.

Origami is a nonprofit organization located on a 35 acre wooded campus in Mason, just outside of Lansing.  The facility offers a continuum of care for adults who have sustained a traumatic brain injury, from residential to community-based and outpatient programs with the resources available to return people to productive and active lives.

TBI can be mild to severe and often corresponds with a temporary loss of consciousness and impacts to brain function such as memory loss.  The injury may also affect a person’s physical functioning, thinking skills, and behavior. These effects can manifest themselves in other difficulties as well, like anxiety, depression, dizziness, headaches, inability to start or finish tasks or trouble sleeping, all of which can bring about challenges with relationships both in the home and on the job.

Residents with loved ones who were involved in an accident or hit their head and show the signs of a TBI are advised to seek medical attention immediately.

Origami operates in partnership with the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Peckham, Inc. The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation within MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine provides Origami with expertise in clinical management and on-site physician coverage. Peckham, Inc. is an award winning nonprofit organization that provides job training and competitive employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. With the support of these partners, Origami is able to generate excellent clinical outcomes with cost effective management and remains on the cutting edge of brain injury rehabilitation.

To learn more about the services available at Origami please call (517) 455-0264.  Additional information about Origami can be found online at www.OrigamiRehab.org.


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