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Nick Laviolette and Kurt Suppiger Join NeuroHope Board of Directors

The NeuroHope Board of Directors is proud to welcome Nick Laviolette and Kurt Suppiger to its leadership team!

Nick and his family have been supporters of NeuroHope since the non-profit organization was founded in 2014.  He is passionate about the health of the clinic, and was instrumental in NeuroHope’s successful run in the 2017 Brackets For Good fundraising tournament.  As one of 64 competing charities, NeuroHope raised $54,000 and advanced all the way to the “Philanthropic 4” in the competition.

Kurt shares NeuroHope’s passion for providing long-term, affordable rehabilitation and wellness for individuals recovering from neurologic injury.  Kurt sustained a life-altering spinal cord injury in 2015 and has experienced the grueling journey through the healthcare system firsthand.  His recovery led him to rehabilitation at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA as well as Frazier Rehabilitation Institute in Louisville, KY.  Kurt has been client at NeuroHope since he returned home to Indiana in 2016.

Full biographies:

Nick Laviolette, partner in the Laviolette Group and cofounder of JHJ Holdings, is a real estate broker and entrepreneur. The Laviolette Group is a family real estate team with the FC Tucker Company since 2008.  They specialize in estate marketing and providing an enjoyable buying and selling experience. Nothing gives Nick more satisfaction than serving his community and helping clients create homes for their families. The Laviolette Group is consistently one of the Top 20 Producers in the state of Indiana and was the #1 sales leader for Zionsville/Boone County in 2016 with a sales volume of $24 million.  A Ball State Graduate, Nick cofounded JHJ Holdings in 2014, putting a strong emphasis on bettering communities through responsible real estate development practices.

Kurt Suppiger is a Registered Architect with over 30 years of Architectural Design & Planning experience, with primary focus in the field of Healthcare Facility Planning, Design and Construction.  In his previous position as Facility Architect and Project Manager for Indiana’s Community Health Network, Kurt acquired comprehensive expertise in bringing together all aspects of healthcare operations.  In 2015, Kurt sustained a spinal cord injury which resulted in a significant adjustment in his daily life.  Kurt now focuses full-time on his recovery from paralysis, which includes physical therapy and wellness at the NeuroHope clinic. Kurt also actively participates in vocational rehabilitative services through the State of Indiana.  Kurt’s unique perspective on recovery from paralysis is gained from his participation in multiple types of rehabilitative services, including 4 different Inpatient Programs (2 in-state and 2 out-of-state), several Outpatient Programs, including participation in Locomotor Training through the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s Neuro Recovery Network (NRN).  Kurt is a Ball State University graduate and received his Architectural and Environmental Design degree from Ball State’s College of Architecture and Planning.

Learn more about the members of NeuroHope’s volunteer Board of Directors here.