Restoring Brain Health: Recover After Lock Down and Understand Pandemic-related Stressors

When: Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m

Where: Virtual

Cost: This virtual training is available free of charge to OACAA members in good standing. All other registrants will be canceled without notice. 


Do you know what brain health is? The brain is very complex and after dealing with COVID-19, are you aware of what may have occurred in your brain? Tune in to learn more about brain health, if you have been affected, and how to restore your brain health.

A recording of the workshop will be available to all registrants following the workshop. To obtain the password and view the recording, email Jeannette Jarrett.


Laurice Kennedy-Brown, MSW – Budget Program Analyst Manager at the Step Forward. Laurice began her career at Step Forward in 2001 as Case Manager providing counseling services to low-income customers. After working as a Case Manager for one year, Laurice was promoted to Clinical Social Worker and continued providing support to the community. Laurice was then promoted to Community Services Program Manager where she managed five Neighborhood Opportunity Centers with 30 employees and provided much needed services to the communities. Two years ago there was a need in the Department to have someone focus on budgets and grants management. With a vast amount of knowledge in community services managing programs, Laurice was again promoted to the newly created position of Budget Program Analyst Manager.

Continuing to expand her knowledge and experience, in 2004 Laurice began working with the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies/Ohio Community Action Training Organizing (OCATO). OCATO provided Laurice with the training she needed to become an Internal Consultant for Community Action in Ohio. Since then, Laurice has provided a variety of trainings to other Community Action Agencies within Ohio, demonstrating ways to become more efficient and apply for funding for services for communities. She has facilitated workshops and trainings that include family development training, case management, human resources, and Results Oriented Management and Accountability.

Laurice received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She also has a Masters of Social Work from The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio.  Laurice is also a graduate of the Community Action Leadership Academy and a huge Harry Potter fan!