About Us

Gateway Clubhouse is a program of Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. which has been providing supports to adults with disabilities and other barriers to employment since 1964. We maintain a highly qualified staff which includes Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS) and Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRC).


Mission- Gateway Clubhouse strives to provide and maintain an environment that fosters the spirit of community while encouraging independence and interdependence, as well as providing brain injury awareness and promoting inclusion and integration for all brain injury survivors.

Vision- To provide a community in which individuals living with brain injury are empowered to seek and receive equal access to social, vocational, medical, financial, educational and leadership opportunities.


The Gateway Clubhouse Advisory Council is designed to provide support and guidance to the Gateway Clubhouse. The Council is separate from the Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. Board of Directors, who is ultimately responsible for the governance of the agency. The primary functions of the Council are to provide support to the Clubhouse in Leadership, Accountability, Development, Advocacy, and Vision.

The Clubhouse is led by the Brain Injury Services Director who, in addition to a master’s degree and CBIS,  has extensive experience working with individuals with Brain Injuries. He is joined by two dynamic and qualified staff, both of whom hold master’s degrees and are Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS).

2017-18 Advisory Board Members

Josh Griffin, Gateway Clubhouse member
Linda Griffin, parent advocate
Betty Lilyquist, family member of survivor
Abby Levinson, Physical Therapist, Wake Med Hospital
Roger McGee, Executive Director, Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. 

If you have a passion for brain injury and would like to become involved with Gateway Clubhouse as an advisory council member please contact 

Toby Prenoveau 
Toby joined the Clubhouse in December, 2015. Toby is originally from upstate NY, and has lived in North Carolina for 18 years. After earning a Bachelor of Science from Springfield College in Recreational Therapy, he provided therapy for individuals at the New York VA. Upon moving to North Carolina, he provided recreational therapy and counseling to adolescents at a state hospital. After this, he received his Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from East Carolina University and began working with North Carolina State Vocational Rehabilitation and eventually providing residential services at a private rehabilitation facility for individuals with traumatic brain injuries. Toby brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Clubhouse with over 15 years of experience working with individuals with brain injuries, families, and care management teams.  

Corny Motsinger 
Cornelia (Corny) hails originally from Oak Park, Illinois where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary/Special Education from Eastern Illinois University and a Master of Arts in Speech/Language Pathology from Northern Illinois University. She has lived in Raleigh since 1988 and joined the Gateway team as a Clubhouse Specialist in March of 2014. She and her husband, Mike, have three adult children who all live in fun, out-of-state places they enjoy visiting. Corny has had a variety of work and volunteer experiences including working with individuals with head injuries, language and cognitive challenges and the elderly. She feels her most challenging work included providing cognitive and speech services in an acute care rehabilitation hospital primarily to individuals following a traumatic brain injury. Her most unique job experience was being a cofounder of a successful senior move management small business. She is happy to now be part of the Gateway Clubhouse and looks forward to supporting our members and their caregivers. 

Lindsay Williams 
Lindsay joined the Clubhouse May 2016 as a Clubhouse Specialist. Lindsay is originally from Ellicott City, Maryland, but has been a resident of North Carolina for 8 years. Lindsay attended North Carolina State University, earning an undergraduate degree in Psychology with a Minor in Health, Medicine, and Human Values. After working in direct care for several years post-graduation, Lindsay enrolled in the Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Master’s program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning a Master’s of Science as a dual-track student focusing on psychiatric and developmental disabilities. Lindsay is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and is currently the Gateway to Work coordinator for the Clubhouse’s supported employment program.

Gateway Clubhouse chose to follow a set of standards developed by the International Brain Injury Clubhouse Alliance (IBICA). These standards are modeled off of the International Center for Clubhouse Development (ICCD) standards that have been successfully utilized by mental health clubhouses for over 50 years. These standards have been modified with the consent of ICCD to reflect the differences that exist between the disabilities of mental illness and brain injury. These standards serve as a “Bill of Rights” for members and a code of ethics for staff and organizations running Clubhouses. The standards insist that a Clubhouse is a place that offers respect and opportunity to its members.

The Gateway Clubhouse is a member of the International Brain Injury Clubhouse Alliance and follows the standards in an effort to provide consistency in services.

Click here to view IBICA standards