About the Authors
Christopher Gaudet has been in the health and fitness field for 28 years. Currently, Gaudet supervises a community-based residential facility for Goodwill Industries of Northern New England that provides services to gentlemen with acquired brain injury. He also provides seminars and staff training to individuals interested in learning about or providing fitness programming for people with acquired brain injury and developmental disabilities. He has been a personal trainer for 24 years and has owned and operated Gaudet Fitness Personal Training Systems for the last 14 years. He has set up fitness curriculum for numerous fitness facilities and corporations throughout the State of Maine. Between 1998 and 2000, he was a strength and conditioning coach in the Florida Marlins baseball organization.
Gary F. Wolcott, M.Ed.
Currently, Wolcott manages the education, training and staff development activities of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England in Portland, Maine. In addition, he serves as a Clinical Coordinator for Goodwill's day treatment and residential programs serving adults with acquired brain injuries. Wolcott has long been an advocate for community-based services for children and adults with brain injuries. He has served as Director of Education for the National Head Injury Foundation (now the Brain Injury Association, USA - www.biausa.org) and was instrumental in raising awareness of rehabilitation professionals and educators about the long-term cognitive effects of brain injuries in children. He has co-authored three books on the subject. Wolcott has developed a number of community-based residential programs in New England including persons with severe disabilities due to brain injuries, served as administrator of human services programs, and provided consultation on quality of care and program development.
This White Paper was last edited 3/25/2003.