Brandon Brown has served as the Executive Director of Empower Tennessee since August 2015. Previously, he served for ten years at Nashville CARES where he directed various client services for people living with HIV/AIDS, including behavioral health and wellness education programs. He has also served on the Board of Directors for Nashville in Harmony, including one term as President. His first professional experience was as a public school teacher, serving in both Georgia and Alabama. Brandon holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Alabama and a Master’s degree from Vanderbilt University; and is credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Tennessee, earned recognition as a National Certified Counselor, and is an Approved Clinical Supervisor. He has presented at the local, regional, and national level on topics of behavioral health, clinical supervision, ethics, and organizational wellness. Through his professional work as an educator, counselor, and non-profit leader, as well as through his own personal and family life, Brandon has witnessed and experienced the struggles and triumphs of people living with disabilities; and he is honored to lead Empower Tennessee in its work with, and for, this community.