As Deputy Director of Strategy and Culture Brandy works closely with the Executive Director to ensure that CYC is a continuous learning organization with structures and processes in place to ensure sustainability and a healthy organizational culture. Her responsibilities include managing operations, human resources, development, communications, training, and conference staff and consultants.
Brandy brings to CYC her 18 years of lived foster care experience as well as over 20 years of professional experience in public and private child and family serving organizations, including Casey Family Programs, the DC Child and Family Service Agency, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and CYC, where Brandy served as Outreach Coordinator in Los Angeles. In all of her roles, Brandy has worked to promote inclusion and diversity as well as to eliminate racial disparity and the overrepresentation of children and families of color in child serving systems.
Brandy is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the organization that changed her life nearly 25 years ago when she joined the LA Chapter of CYC and found her life’s purpose alongside a community of passionate and powerful young leaders working to center the needs and experiences of youth impacted by the child welfare system.