Andrea Brown joins the Black Mental Health Alliance as the new Executive Director. As a seasoned senior executive, Andrea served in several leadership roles at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Those roles included Strategic Planning, Membership Development and Training. In her role as Director of Internal Affairs, Andrea provided oversight for affiliate chapters across the country and those on military installations in Germany and Japan. Andrea's passion and expertise in leadership development, non-profit management and strategic planning afforded her the opportunity to collaborate with high-profile local and national leaders.
Throughout her career, Andrea implemented and provided oversight for a variety of direct service programs and managed federal, state, local and foundation dollars in excess of three million dollars. She developed strategic initiatives and programs for non-profit and state entities. Serving briefly as an "Executive on Loan" for the Baltimore City Detention Center's jail-based substance abuse treatment program, Andrea developed strategic initiatives designed to enhance programming. The program was recognized as a "best practice" model and was replicated in other Maryland facilities and other state penal institutions.
Andrea co-authored a leadership training manual for juvenile detainees, which is used in juvenile facilities across the country. She holds certifications in community mediation and executive coaching. As a community activist and advocate, Andrea has volunteered her mediation services to at-risk Black and Brown communities across the country. She has written articles for BET online, Heart and Soul magazine and other periodicals.
Andrea has an undergraduate degree in Political Science and a masters degree in Legal & Ethical Studies.
Andrea serves on the Mount Washington Pediatric Foundation Board in Baltimore, Brown Girls Lead in Washington, DC, and on several other local boards and advisory committees. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc. Andrea resides in Baltimore with her husband and teenage son.