Vera Bonvalot Biography

Elected in 2013 Country: Portugal Executive Director of the National Federation for Traumatic Brain Injured (TBI) and families – novamente and she is responsible for the creation and management of novamente since 2010. Background Vera Bonvalot is a member of the National Network for Rehabilitation and National Observatory of Disability and Human Rights She is responsible for the National Observatory of Traumatic Brain Injury. Regarding acquired brain injured(ABI) people, there is still a major concern – the creation of tools to claim their rights at national and international levels. For this reason, Vera – through her own experience after TBI – learned to give great importance to the dialogue between victims, families and authorities, professionals and the society in general. Through the observatories, the victims and families can report their one reality, demand and lead to solutions for their on lives and the lives of other persons with disabilities. Vera is also a member of: • Platform for health • CNOD • Social Network of CMC • CPD • other Portuguese networks At European level, Vera is a member of the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Federation in Europe(BIF).