Dr. Brandynicole Brooks-Harris, LCSW

National First Vice President

Dr. Brandynicole Brooks is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with 15 years of experience in providing crisis intervention, crisis counseling, comprehensive family assessments, and family counseling in a child welfare setting.  She has worked in the states of Texas, Alabama, and the District of Columbia.  Over the past five years, Brandynicole has focused on the development of child welfare leaders through her position as the director of learning and development with the DC Child and Family Services Agency’s Child Welfare Training Academy.  In 2017, she began providing consultation and training support to organizations and leaders focused on trauma-informed leadership through her consultancy, Eban Consulting, LLC.  She is also an adjunct professor of Social Work and Sociology at the University of the District of Columbia.  

Dr. Brooks has a passion for developing leaders and highlighting the alignment between clinical social work skills and effective leadership. She also finds her greatest rewards in community service through various board memberships and working with women of color and others who find themselves facing oppression. Her book, Black Single Mothers and the Child Welfare System: A Guide for Social Workers on Addressing Oppression, was published by Routledge Publishers in December 2015.

Brandynicole holds a Master of Social Work from The University of Alabama, a Bachelor of Behavioral Sciences in Psychology and a Bachelor of Behavioral Sciences in Social Work from Hardin-Simmons University and a PhD in Organizational Leadership from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  


               - Brandynicole -

        pronouns: she/her/hers


"In trying to soothe another's woes, 

        my own had passed away." 

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