Alumna Honored for Work With Brain Injuries

Patricia Goodall ’74

Patricia Goodall ’74 received the Corbett Reedy Award for Excellence from the Virginia Rehabilitation Association in October. She manages the Brain Injury Services Coordination Unit at the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services.

During her 30 years in the field of disability and brain injury services, Goodall has advocated for innovative and quality outreach programs, developed educational and training materials, and presented and published extensively in the areas of brain injury, supported employment, case management, substance abuse, and vocational rehabilitation. Goodall has been project director for Virginia’s U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration Traumatic Brain Injury Act grants since 1998.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from Mary Washington, Goodall earned a master’s of education in counseling from U.Va. and an educational specialist degree − a terminal degree in her field − from the College of William and Mary.