Director of People & Organizational Culture Pronouns: He/Him
Bran Fenner has been a leader in the nonprofit sector for over 20 years. During that time, he has worked as as a trainer and curriculum developer, in topics ranging from housing inequality, protest security, and movement history. As a young black trans activist, Bran became politicized while in high school, via mentors who had been involved in the Stonewall riots, the Young Lords, the Black Panthers and the campaign to save Mumia Abu Jamal. In the early 2000’s Bran became an Open Society Institute Fellow, creating a leadership training program, called the Education for Liberation Project, at FIERCE, an organization that he co-founded for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender youth of color and homeless youth.
Out of a passion for attending to the health and wellness of his communities, Bran pursued a degree in nursing. He worked as a nurse for many years, specifically as an emergency room and hospice nurse. Over the past several years, Bran has worked as an organizational development consultant, through which he has helped social justice organizations shift culture, led strategic planning and board development processes, and served as a coach for executive directors. Bran currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he is from, with his spouse, toddler and two dogs.