Mark Browne

Peer Support Advisor

Age: 32

Disability: TBI, Quadriplegia

Age of onset: 28

Uses assistive technology? Yes

Specifically: Manual wheelchair and a walker

Ethnicity: Caucasian/Vietnamese

Education: BS

Primary language: English

Languages spoken: English and Spanish

Life goals: To medal in the Paralympics! To become more independent.

Reasons for wanting to be a Peer Support Advisor: I didn't have anyone to guide me through my time and I know what it's like to be overwhelmed with a life-changing situation. I want to share my experiences and help any way I can. I can share experiences and knowledge. I am a good listener and I can give advice.

Prefers to work with: Inpatients, outpatients and community members.

Areas of interests/expertise: Coping with disability, independent living skills, education, employment, driving/transportation, health issues, finances, recreation, relationships and intimacy. 

For More Information
To learn more about the Sharp Rehabilitation Peer Support Advisor Program, please call 858-939-6709 or send us an email. To contact Mark Browne, be sure to include Mark’s name in your message.

To learn more about Sharp's rehabilitation services or to find a Sharp-affiliated physician who can refer you to a physical therapist, call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm. To find general information about rehabilitation, visit Rehabilitation in Adult Health or read the Rehabilitation News archive.