Our Story

The founders of Headway have each lived and fought through concussion battles. We are familiar with the tireless internet searches, the endless doctors’ appointments, the unanswered questions and the uncertainties related to lingering post-concussion symptoms. It took years to find proper treatment, and our journeys have reflected the gaps in concussion management. Too many people don't know where to turn. 

Our Story

The founders of Headway have each lived and fought through concussion battles. We are familiar with the tireless internet searches, the endless doctors’ appointments, the unanswered questions and the uncertainties related to lingering post-concussion symptoms. It took years to find proper treatment, and our journeys have reflected the gaps in concussion management. Too many people don't know where to turn. 

While we never thought this would be our path, the Headway Foundation began through our shared journeys and struggles. It is our mission to ensure concussions are handled properly, beginning with prevention and symptom reporting, and continuing with treatment, support and recovery. 
- Paige, Jos and Danny

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Aid

We support individuals undergoing recovery through our Concussion Circle program. All members receive a free bracelet as a symbol of hope and strength as they heal.

Awareness

We collaborate with teams and universities to promote a safer sports culture surrounding concussions and neck injuries in sports.

Advocacy

We advocate for improved evaluation and treatment protocols for concussions, whiplash injuries and Post Concussion Syndrome.

Say hi
to our team

We come from places far and wide, even from rivalry schools (ew, Harvard), but we all have one thing in common:

Concussions and neck injuries have impacted our lives significantly.

And we are here to make a difference! 

Paige Decker

Co-Founder

Josephine Pucci

Co-Founder

Danny Otto

Co-Founder

Kyle McMahon

Director of Growth

Liz Mullarney

Concussion Circle Peer Support

Sarah Renberg

Research Coordinator

Nic Pierog

Concussion Awareness Liaison

Zac Hamilton

Concussion Circle and Awareness Liaison 

Alexis Banquer

Awareness and Outreach Liaison

Billy Alvino

Concussion Circle and Awareness Liaison

Katia Kiefaber

Concussion Circle Peer Support

Bradley Pierce

Technology and Innovation

Victoria Pucci

Education

Scarlett Zhu

Concussion Circle Peer Support 

Emily Acers

Advocacy and Policy

Meet Our Advisory Board!

They are intimidating, but very nice.

Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher

Sports Neurologist

Tani Takagi

Non-Profit Organization Management

Dr. Jeff Caron

PhD in Sports Psychology 

Joanne C. Gerstner

Sports Journalist and Professor

Dr. Carrie Esopenko

Principal Investigator at Rutgers University Brain Heath Lab

Dr. Christina Master

Sports Medicine Pediatrician

Dr. Crista Hubbard

Neurologic Chiropractor

Peter Becker

Head of School

10k+

Athletes pledged to be New Tough

360+

Concussion Circle Members

165+

Brain Boxes delivered 

30+

Advocacy Speaking Engagements

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