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Eliot Brenner joins the CMHNetwork Advisory Council

October 09, 2015


Please join us in welcoming Eliot Brenner to the Children’s Mental Health Network Advisory Council.

eliotEliot Brenner is a nonprofit executive with 15+ years’ experience leading program operations and change management in child welfare, mental health, healthcare, and philanthropy. He is also a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice.  

Most recently, Dr. Brenner was Type 1 Diabetes Program Director at the Helmsley Charitable Trust, which is the largest private foundation funder of type 1 diabetes research, treatments, and support programs. At the Trust, he led staff and strategy for a portfolio of 200+ grants totaling more than $200 million.

Prior to joining the Trust, Dr. Brenner was Deputy Executive Director at Casey Family Services, the direct service agency of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. At Casey Family Services, he directed all program operations and training, and led a staff of 290 that served more than 4,000 children annually.  Dr. Brenner also worked in the public sector, where he was Chief Consulting Psychologist for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. He has published peer-reviewed articles in children’s services and mental health.  

Dr. Brenner currently serves on the Praesidium National Advisory Council for the development and implementation of national child safety and abuse prevention polices and practices for 2,600 YMCAs that have 20,000 staff and serve 9 million children annually.

Dr. Brenner holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago, where he was Phi Beta Kappa and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Yale University.

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