Angela Brand is an experienced professional with a history of work in the public and private sectors of the mental health care industry focused on programming, community engagement, advocacy, training and workforce development to support consumers, family members, youth, and communities. Her passion includes working with consumers, families and youth to support dynamic and meaningful involvement in all aspects and levels of decision making to develop systems that improve access to care through community based and recovery focused programs that are reflective of and responsive to the needs of the diverse populations. She is currently a Project Manager for the Center for Applied Research Solution. Prior to joining the team at CARS, she worked for NAMI California, Mental Health America California, the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission and United Advocates for Children and Families.
Her areas of special interest include peer support, trauma informed care, prevention, early intervention, and education. Her work is driven by a passion to support systems that improve access to care through community based and recovery focused programs that are reflective of and responsive to the needs of diverse populations. Ms. Brand holds a degree in Sociology from Arizona State University, with emphasis on how the intersection of race, class, sexuality, and gender impact social justice issues.