BRETT ANDREWS, MA
Brett Andrews currently serves as the Executive Director of Positive Resource Center (PRC), a 28-year old San Francisco-based non-profit organization that provides culturally appropriate professional benefits counseling and employment services to people disabled by mental health conditions and/or HIV/AIDS. The Benefits Counseling Program is staffed by attorneys and legal support staff who are experts in Social Security law and represent clients throughout the complicated administrative process of accessing disability benefits. The Employment Services Program offers a full spectrum of vocational rehabilitation and employment placement services to support clients in entering or re-entering the workforce.
Prior to joining PRC, Mr. Andrews served as the Executive Director of Los Angeles Team Mentoring, Inc. (LATM), a youth serving non-profit organization that operates the TeamWorks Program. Under his leadership the TeamWorks program was evaluated by Public/Private Ventures, a national evaluator and named a “best practices” group mentoring program by the US Department of Education. Previous to his work with LATM, Mr. Andrews served as the Executive Director of Kids n' U, Inc., a New York City-based non-profit youth serving organization sponsored by Michael Kors. Kids N’ U, Inc. administered two premier programs, Kids Cook Too, a culinary program for high school students and S-Team, a self esteem program for homeless youth.
Mr. Andrews holds a B.A. in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from George Washington University. In June of 2013, Brett was appointed to the San Francisco Ethics Commission by the Board of Supervisors and is currently the Vice Chairperson. He is a member of the San Francisco HIV/AIDS Provider Network, the San Francisco Human Services Network, The CBO Workforce Development Coalition, and the Mayor’s CBO Taskforce. Brett is a board member of the National Working Positive Coalition and a former Rockwood Leadership Institute Fellow.