Board of Directors

Interested in Being a Part of Our Advisory Committee?

The Advisory Committee supports the work of BIAVT and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While BIAVT’s Director leads day-to-day operations, the Committee-Director relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Committee is both critical and expected.
Please contact Jess Leal at if you would like to join!

Advisory Committee Members:

Bob Luce, Esq.

Bob Luce

Bob Luce, Esquire, has been a board member since 1999. He is the Coordinator of Legal Affairs for the Brain Injury Association of Vermont. Bob is the chairman for the Down, Rachlin & Martin Litigation Group. He is a member of the Traumatic Brain Injury Group of the American Association for Justice (formerly called The Association of Trial Lawyers of America). Bob is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2008, and is recognized in the International Investor, Benchmark: Litigation guide as one of the preeminent litigation practitioners in the country. Bob was recently ranked among the top five percent of attorneys in Vermont by Super Lawyers magazine.
The listed attorneys were identified by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics magazine. Bob received Martindale-Hubbells AV peer rating, which is the highest rating possible. Bob regularly lectures to other members of the Vermont Bar on litigation topics and periodically organizes a legal conference on representing traumatic brain injury victims. Bob received his Law Degree from Boston University Law School (J.D., 1979) and graduated from Williams College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1975) Phi Beta Kappa. Bob’s Bar Admissions are as follows: Vermont (1979), U.S. District Court, District of Vermont (1980), U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (1998).

David King, M.A., Pd.D

David King

David King has been a Senior Information Security Analyst at National Life Group/NTT Data, Inc., Montpelier, VT for 15 years. Dave is married to Mary Ellen Lynch and has two daughters, Anna (26) and Sarah (24). Anna suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2005. She received the Governor’s Survivor of the Year Award in October, 2009, and continues her recovery.
Dave has a B.S. in Psychology, and a M.A. in Experimental Psychology, and a Ph.D in Experimental Psychology from the University of Vermont.

Katherine Ross

Katherine Ross, MS, CCC-SLP

Kate is a wife and a mother of two young adult women. Her oldest daughter was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor about a month after she graduated from high school, two weeks shy of her 18th birthday. Kate is a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) specializing in early childhood (ages birth – 8 year olds) being in private practice for about 15 years. She has worked with a variety of diagnoses, mostly developmental delay, but also autism, communication disorders, Down Syndrome, and some with TBI.

Sara Lane, Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living (DAIL)

Dr. Katrina Ducis, Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Pediatric & Adult Neurosurgery, University of Vermont Medical Center