Brenda earned a Master of Science in Dementia and Aging Studies from Texas State University and a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from The Ohio State University. Brenda was a Graduate Research Assistant for the Texas State School of Social Work, and a Program Manager at the University of Southern California Division of Occupational Therapy Health Services Research lab.
Brenda brings 20 years of knowledge working with persons living with dementia and their care partners in healthcare and community settings along with her experience in program development, project management, qualitative and mixed methods research, quality improvement, teaching, coaching, and mentoring to the Dementia Care Aware team.
As Program Manager, Brenda liaises with leadership and key stakeholders, leads health systems implementations, and supports program evaluation, improvement initiatives, data collection and research efforts.
When she’s not working, Brenda enjoys live music, dancing and traveling to see friends and family.