Brandy Brown, DSW, LCSW (she/ her, they/ them) is the Senior Program Manager for The Gender Clinic Program at Maine Medical Partners/ The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. She provides assessment, therapy, coordination of medical and mental health services, and program development within a multidisciplinary setting. Brandy is a lifelong advocate for improving LGBTQ+ healthcare with a clinical focus on best practices in transgender health within pediatrics, as well as improving overall systemic competency and functionality within a large healthcare system. Brandy received her BSW and MSW at the University of Southern Maine and her Doctorate in Social Work at Capella University. She has worked within different systems of care, including psychiatric inpatient hospitalization, residential settings with vulnerable populations including homeless youth, severe psychiatric disorders, veterans and neuro-rehabilitation. Brandy is the first person in Maine to become a Certified Member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. In addition, Brandy is a MaineHealth Innovation Clinical Coach and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry for Tufts University School of Medicine and a Clinical Instructor of Primary Care for University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. She leads Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committees at MMC and with the National Association of Social Workers, where she is the immediate past President of the Maine Chapter. Brandy is a Past Academy Scholar of the MMC Institute for Teaching Excellence (MITE) at which time she worked on a project called “Affirming Care Through Education: Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) People”. Brandy’s awards include the Rainbow Award from the Children’s Miracle Network and the MITE Innovation in Teaching Award in 2022.

Brandy lives in Southern Maine where she prefers to stay close to the ocean with her family. She enjoys being outside at the beach or on a trail, hiking, camping, reading and cooking.

Scholarship Areas of Interest: Transgender and Queer/ LGBTQ+ Healthcare; Justice, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion; Interprofessional Healthcare Education; Social Justice & Advocacy; Clinical Innovation

Project Name: MaineHealth Sexual & Gender Minority Center of Excellence