Brandy has worked with diverse communities in the helping profession for the past 11 years. She received her Masters of Social Work from Portland State University and a Bachelors of Social Work from the University of Portland. Brandy has worked in a number of non-profit and government settings. Positions have included family reconciliation, counseling, employment, skills training, program coordination and program management. Prior to SAGE, Brandy held the position of Director of Community Development where she provided oversight to two large federal grant programs providing suicide prevention and improvement on system of care for youth mental health.