Brandie Townsend encompasses over 16 years of professional experience including work in the social service arena as well as education and employment training programs. Past employment with the Southeast Alabama Sickle Cell Association, Alabama Department of Human Resources, Montgomery Job Corps Center, and the Helping Montgomery Families Initiative provided opportunities to develop and manage programs catered towards youth between the ages of 12 and 24. While at the Montgomery Job Corps Center, Brandie served as the Center Standards and Incentives Manager. In this capacity, she managed the disciplinary and incentives systems for over 300 students. Brandie re-developed the PHASE Incentives Program to promote and encourage positive student behavior, utilizing existing software for accurate tracking and monitoring. She also administered the disciplinary system, as outlined by the U.S. Department of Labor. During Brandie’s tenure at MJCC, she tremendously decreased the number of disciplinary separations which led to improved overall rankings for direct center services. Brandie has a strong passion for youth and young adults and is committed to investing in their future. She believes that any child can be successful if given the proper tools, regardless of their background, economic status, or current situation.
Brandie’s commitment to helping others discover their greatness within has led to years of dedicated service in hopes of improving the quality of life for individuals and families. Brandie currently serves as the Director of Resident Services and Interim Director of Public Housing with the Montgomery Housing Authority of Montgomery, AL, where she oversees seven public housing communities including more than 1,400 units. Brandie works to ensure low-income families are offered affordable housing that meets standards outlined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development while also utilizing government-funded programs to help residents of public and assisted housing communities learn to become self-sufficient.
Brandie holds a BA in Psychology from Auburn University as well as a MS in Public Administration from Troy University Montgomery. She enjoys traveling, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.