Janel Brown


As Operations and Data Manager, Janel fulfills a multi-faceted role, supporting CYC’s operations, data collection, data analysis, and reporting functions. This includes the monitoring and implementation of our strategic plan—all key to ensuring the organization’s accomplishments. She works collaboratively to ensure that CYC staff are supported to be successful in fulfilling their roles, while they uplift youth leadership and systems transformation.

Janel is excited to work at CYC because she sees the shared purpose in supporting and empowering a community of young leaders who will make positive contributions in this world, she appreciates how this shared purpose connects to her role in the organization. 

Previously, Janel served at the California CASA Association for 15 years as the Data and Technology Manager, then as the Marketing and Program Manager, where she learned vital skills to oversee various data and communication systems. But her most important role was her time spent being an advocate for youth in care, while serving as a CASA volunteer with the Alameda County CASA Program. 

Janel is a very proud mother of three children. When she’s not spending time with her family exploring the California coast, she enjoys relaxing with a good book.