Advocate for the Homeless Dr. Kenisha Bryant Joins Board of Directors
Respected Broward County housing specialist brings expertise in residential placement for at-risk individuals to social justice nonprofit organization.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fort Lauderdale, FL (April 14, 2020) —
The Florida Justice Center, a social assistance nonprofit organization, announced today the addition of Dr. Kenisha Bryant to its board of directors. Dr. Bryant is a renowned expert in planning and implementing housing programs for people who are experiencing homelessness. She comes to the Florida Justice Center (FLJC) with experience in the government and nonprofit sectors. Dr. Bryant will be providing guidance in housing and mental health issues for several new initiatives being prepared by the FLJC to be introduced in the coming weeks.
Dr. Bryant is currently employed by the Broward County’s Community Partnership Division as the Project Program Coordinator for the Homeless Continuum of Care Coordinated Entry Assessment Housing Placement (CEAHP) initiative. In that capacity, Dr. Bryant plans, implements, and evaluates homeless services throughout Broward County. Dr. Bryant has previously worked with Broward Behavioral Health Coalition, City of Pompano Beach, Broward County Housing Authority, Florida Department of Children and Families, and Miami Rescue Missions/Broward Outreach Centers.
“Having been raised by a single mother and understanding that at any moment we could have been living on the streets, my passion for helping disadvantage members of my community started at an early age,” explained Dr. Bryant.
On the way to becoming an authority on homelessness in Broward County, Dr. Bryant earned a Doctorate in Education in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University (NSU), a Master’s in Public Administration also from NSU, and a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Florida A&M).
“Dr. Bryant is a prominent member of the housing community and all of us are ecstatic to have her personally work on projects. Her skill as an Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Trainer for vocational rehabilitation is invaluable to the FLJC,” Executive Director Jonathan Bleiweiss said.
Some of Dr. Bryant’s career achievements include collaborating with Broward County’s Managing Entity to direct discharges from state mental health treatment facilities to stable housing in the community and facilitating the closure of a homeless encampment that involved the placement of over 80 individuals and families in permanent supportive housing.
“No one should be experiencing homelessness in Broward County, by choice” she declared, “No one.”
Florida Justice Center is proud to welcome Dr. Kenisha Bryant to its board of directors.
ABOUT FLORIDA JUSTICE CENTER
Florida Justice Center is the state’s only legal aid organization dedicated to helping people with justice-involvement. Authorized by the Florida Supreme Court, FLJC works to lower the effects of an arrest through free and low-cost legal services, as well as connections to community service providers.
With a mission to empower individuals by providing legal support, community education, and removing barriers to success caused by the criminal justice system, FLJC succeeds in helping thousands of individuals each year.