Brandi Black Thacker, MA, MSW

Director of Training and Technical Assistance, National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement

Phone: 617-919-3218

Fax: 617-730-0060

Email: brandi.thacker@childrens.harvard.edu

Brandi joined the Brazelton Touchpoints Center in October 2011.  She has a Master of Arts in Psychology from Marshall University as well as a Master of Social Work from Radford University.   Brandi has more than 11 years of experience working with children and families.  She has served communities as an educator, case manager, advocate, Head Start Director, trainer, technical assistance specialist, and consultant.  Brandi has the ability to build positive relationships and utilizes a strength-based approach to collaborate with clients, colleagues, and community partners on behalf of children and families.  

As the Director of Training and Technical Assistance for the Office of Head Start’s National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement, Brandi will oversee the development of materials for and delivery of all NCPFCE training and technical assistance nationwide for the Head Start community.  She is also responsible for the development of new and revision of existing materials, and will work collaboratively to maintain and enhance the quality and delivery of training and technical assistance products.