Toral Family Foundation is dedicated to providing hope and improving the lives of all persons and their families whom have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) through research, education and access to community resources. The foundation is chartered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Frank Toral is Senior Partner of Toral Law, and Founder of Toral Family Foundation. Frank Toral resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with his wife, Olivia and their children, Nina and Noah. The Toral family is very active in their community church and The Toral Family Foundation. The Foundation is committed to improving the lives of persons with brain and spinal cord injuries and their families throughout Florida.
Frank Toral is the Senior Partner at the Law Offices of Toral Law, a statewide law firm concentrating in brain and spinal cord injury. He has successfully represented many families throughout Florida whose loved ones have sustained a brain and spinal cord injuries. The law firm was recently listed by Newsweek Magazine as one of the top twenty personal injury law firms in the country. He is the immediate Past President and currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Brain Injury Association of Florida. He serves on the Legal Advisory Board of the Sarah Jane Brain Foundation, has served as a Director for the Brain Injury Association of America and authored the handbook “Brain Injury. Where do we go from here?”.
To read Frank Toral’s professional bio click here.
LATHA GANTI STEAD, MD, MS, FACEP
Dr. Latha Stead is a Professor and Chief of Clinical Research the College of Medicine in Gainesville Florida, and holds an adjunct appointment as Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Dr. Stead’s research focuses on exploring translational science that can have immediate impact on patient care. Her research program brings together a core group of faculty and research trainees from the McKnight Brain Institute, the Aging Institute, and the departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Anesthesia and Critical Care who continuously analyze the basic processes that directly impact delivery of care in the Emergency Department (ED) as a way to improve patient outcomes. Current areas of investigation focus include Acute Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
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Sherri has joined the Foundation team as the Family Resource Coordinator. Sherri was born and raised in Miami, FL. She left Miami for Tennessee where she attended and graduated from Southern Adventist University with a degree in Social Work.
Sherri returned to Miami and accepted the Social Services Coordinator position with United Cerebral Palsy of Miami, Inc. Sherri spent the next 17 years working with children and adults who were diagnosed with a developmental disability, where she established an extensive knowledge of community resources.
Sherri has also worked with the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program as a Support Coordinator, where she assessed client situations, their needs and strengths, and assisted them in locating services.
Her ability as a strong advocate led to families successfully accessing and obtaining resources, coping and overcoming challenges.
Sherri’s experience extends to Targeted Case Management where she worked with the mental health population developing assessments, support plans, referring and assisting clients to obtain needed mental health and medical services, ensuring coordination of services, and monitoring the delivery of services.
Sherri is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers and National Association of Professional Women. She assists with fundraising efforts for various charities including the Humane Society and the Lupus Foundation of America.