Instructors and leaders of SLI Neuro-Wellness classes come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, but all share a desire to help individuals with brain injury live well.

Ernesto Diaz: Drum Circle

Ernesto is an Assistant Professor, Percussion at the Berklee School of Music and performs, leads concerts and records Caribbean and South American music, including performances with Latin pop star Gloria Estefan, the Boston Pops, and Cuban legends such as Cachao Lopez, Eliades Ochoa, Toumani Diabate, Paquito D’Rivera, and Oriente Lopez. “I teach traditional, popular Caribbean and […]

Lindsay Weir, MS, CIFT: Neuro-Wellness Program Manager

Lindsay started at SLI in 2020 as a Graduate Fellow, working with the Neuro-Fit Assisted Exercise Program. She graduated from Merrimack College in 2021 with a Master of Science in Exercise and Sports Science. She also received her Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University in 2019. Lindsay is an ACSM Certified Inclusive […]

Meredith MacDonald: Neuro-Fit Site Supervisor

Meredith started as an intern in 2020 working in the Neuro-Fit Assisted Exercise Program. She graduated from Salem State University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Sport and Movement Science with a concentration in pre-rehabilitation. Meredith has had experience in school, gym, and at-home settings in her related field dealing with individuals who […]

Emily Willson: Neuro-Wellness Assistant Manager

Emily started as an intern in the Neuro-Fit Assisted Exercise Program in the Summer of 2021. She graduated from Denison University in 2022 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Psychology. During her time at Denison, she was a member of the Varsity Cross Country and Track & Field teams, and […]

Supportive Living, Advocates Brain Injury Services, and Neuro-Wellness partners provide Neuro-Wellness classes. The Statewide Head Injury Program, a program of Community Based Services, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission supports Neuro-Wellness activities.