The Brain Injury Association of America , an organization that has provided education, information and resources to individuals with brain injury , head injury or coma for over 25 years has awarded affiliate status to the Brain Injury Association for Washington, D.C. This non-profit organization was formed by Joseph Cammarata, president of the Brain Injury Association of the District of Columbia and Ira Sherman, vice president of the Brain Injury Association of Washington, D.C. The affiliate status was awarded to the Brain Injury Association of Washington, D.C. at the convention of affiliates on December 4, 2008. The plaque awarding affiliate status to the District of Columbia will proudly be on display at the law offices of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. beginning January 13, 2009.