Edna Davis-Brown, M.P.H., currently serves as a Training and Implementation Specialist with the federally funded National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative (NTI). Ms. Davis-Brown has more than 20 years of experience in program development, management and implementation, program monitoring and evaluation, group facilitation, and training/technical assistance development and delivery.  She has supported and managed numerous federal and non-federal projects for healthcare management firms and national organizations in areas such as health equity and disparities, substance abuse prevention and treatment, HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, and emergency mental health disaster response and coordination. 

Prior to joining NTI, Ms. Davis-Brown served as a Management Training Consultant providing support to national organizations, community-based organizations (CBOs), healthcare organizations and health departments across the U.S. which involved training, capacity building and strategic planning support including the delivery of five evidence-based interventions and public health strategies funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She previously worked as Program Director with the American Psychological Association’s Behavioral and Social Science Volunteer (BSSV) Program funded by the CDC delivering capacity building support to health departments and CBOs across the U.S. that provide HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services. She holds a graduate degree in Public Health Education from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. 

Ms. Davis-Brown is also co-founder of the Gregory B. Davis Foundation, a small non-profit formed to preserve the legacy of her youngest sibling, Gregory, who died of AIDS in March 2000.  GBDF strives to enhance the lives of rural underserved youth and their families through health and educational program and initiatives.  GBDF was co-recipient of the very first Susan G. Komen Triangle for the Cure (Research Triangle, NC) Innovations Award as well as two community service awards from healthcare organizations in northeastern NC.