Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), in-person classes at the Stroke Comeback Center (in Vienna and Rockville) are suspended until further notice. However, our Virtual Programs are thriving! Check out our virtual programs under our "Programs" tab.
The Board of Directors of the Stroke Comeback Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Suzanne Coyle as the new Executive Director of the organization as of June of this year, upon the retirement of our founder Darlene Williamson.
Ms. Coyle is uniquely qualified for this position. She has been at Stroke Comeback Center since 2008 and is currently the Program Director. She has earned the trust and respect of our professional team, our members and their families, and the larger stroke community. She is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, having a long tenure at the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, most recently in McLean, Virginia. In addition, Ms. Coyle earned an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.
SCC Holiday Party 2019
On December 8th, 125 SCC members, family, friends, professionals and others from the community gathered at the Vienna Community Center for our annual holiday celebration. Guest enjoyed music by our very own Robert Swain and his band King Street Bluegrass. We also had a ball with our first ever “Ugly Sweater Contest.”
Mind Matters 2019
Over 85 friends and supporters of the Stroke Comeback Center came together on October 25, 2019 at the Tysons Corner Hyatt Regency to enjoy an afternoon with local author and activist, Abby Maslin. She shared an unforgettable story not only of love and commitment in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds but also of finding and creating personal identity and authenticity within the realm of caregiving and disability. Special thanks to our event sponsors for making this event possible: MedStar NRH, Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation, Tell Me Town Foundation, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and Genentech.
11th Annual Kalikie Classic Golf Tournament
On Wednesday, September 18th, over 60 golfers joined us at Raspberry Falls Golf and Hunt Club in Leesburg, VA for a fun day of golfing and fundraising. This annual tournament, hosted by our very own Christie “Kalikie” Arnold (stroke survivor, SCC member and volunteer) raised over $21,000 for the Stroke Comeback Center.