Brenda is not only a Senior Staff Attorney and Program Director for Charitable Allies, she also serves as CSO for Allies4Good, CA’s sister consulting group for nonprofits. Prior to joining CA, Brenda served on the executive leadership team at the Christian Theological Seminary where she has worn a variety of leadership hats, including VP of Networking and Recruiting, General Counsel, and VP of Student Operations. She has taught courses focused on social entrepreneurship, creativity and design, and worship arts. She recently began doctoral studies in the IUPUI American Studies PhD program for professionals. She is researching urban sustainability, health, and equity. Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County is sponsoring Brenda’s studies.

Favorite CauseHelping people realize their potential and find support and a platform for achieving their goals and dreams.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?hanging out with family, practicing yoga, worship leading, and attending art events.
InspirationPeople who have persevered in overcoming great obstacles to have a positive impact in the world.
Why are you in nonprofit work?I love the missional focus and commitment to doing good in the world.
HeroMother Teresa
One thing that most people don’t know about youI love to design and build things and visit hardware stores.
Best piece of advice you’ve ever receivedAs humans our greatest power is in the power to choose. Even in the bleakest situations we can be strong when we exercise our power to choose.
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?turning hate into love