(409) 209-0581

Josephine Grillo Sullivan



With over 100 volunteers from various churches, schools, and groups, she organized and implemented a sixteen hour a day program in her home that she maintained for four years. The program included “patterning,” designed by the institutes Doman-Delacato technique and NASA, that had promised in neurological retraining pathways. Most of all, the program brought Hope. Josephine was an innovator and sought to assist her daughter by inventing an orthotic device that designed to support her daughter’s head, neck, and upper torso—improving respiration and her quality of life.

Josephine, with her family, worked with Senator Chris Harris and Toby Goodman as a Legislative Advocate for the disabled’s rights, which took six years and three legislations to pass. In 1999, Senate Bill 731 passed and signed into law by the then Governor George W. Bush.

In 2017, Josephine was active in developing a guide to identifying terminology as it related to traumatic brain injury in acute care settings in the United States, with members in attendance from around the world at the Galveston Brain Injury Conference.

In 2018, Josephine selected to serve on the United States Tennis Association, Texas, as a Developmental Committee Member for Adaptive and Wheelchair Tennis. She is also a Sponsor through the foundation for the Galveston Independent School District and Special Olympics TX Unified Champion School Banner Program. Josephine is a Certified and Trained Special Olympics TX Coach in Adaptive Sports.

In 2015 Josephine created the Galveston Island Tennis League as Coordinator and in 2020 currently serves as Director of the Gulf Coast Tennis Association.

Josephine is involved with her community as a Reader and Eucharistic Minister of her strong Catholic Faith. Josephine is also a volunteer at the University of Texas Medical Branch, working with Moody Neuro rehabilitation and Tideway Traumatic Brain Injury residence. Josephine is a native Galvestonian and is a 1980 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University. She completed her undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Science in Health & Education.

In 2017, she founded, along with her family, The Christina Sullivan Foundation, in memory of her loving daughter.

Contact Info

Phone : (409) 209-0581
Email : josephine@tcgsf.org