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Amanda Bracht, MSSW, LCSW

amanda brachtAmanda Bracht serves as the Senior Vice President of Public Relations and Community Development responsible for promoting the Mental Health Cooperative’s mission and value to key community stakeholders. Amanda also oversees MHC’s criminal justice services that include partnerships with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office and Criminal Justice Mental Health Liaison projects.  Prior to her current role, she led clinical services throughout MHC that included the 24/7 emergency psychiatric services, outpatient clinic services, and therapy services.

Amanda has worked in the field of mental health since 1997 with primary focus on developing and expanding clinical programs to meet the complex needs of individuals struggling with the effects of serious and persistent mental illness. Prior to moving into a management role at MHC, she worked at the Nashville-Davidson County Public Defender’s Office. Throughout her career she has worked to improve access to care for individuals in need of comprehensive health care services.

Amanda earned her Bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Tech University and her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee. She has been licensed as a clinical social worker in TN since 2001.