Dr. Chuck Brooks has joined the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) National Advisory Board. Brooks is Vice President, Business Development, with The Barry Robinson Center (BRC).
“I’m very proud to be invited to serve on the MCEC advisory board, and I welcome this opportunity to work more closely with the organization,” Brooks said. “I really appreciate their focus of assisting youth as they navigate the complex waters of being a military child and assisting many families throughout the world.”
Brooks said he has worked with MCEC for more than 10 years. He’s supported their training programs at BRC and other facilities, and he’s attended their National Training Seminars for several years.
“This appointment will strengthen BRC’s relationship with MCEC and create more benefits for our residents and our mission of ‘improving the lives of children and their families,’” Brooks said. “It also allows BRC as an organization to be more involved in the philosophy and trainings throughout all areas we serve.”
Brooks went on to describe BRC’s residential treatment focus on serving military children and how his connection with MCEC will support that focus.
“We’ve perfected a system – the first of its kind in the nation – that addresses unique issues of youth from military families and the hurdles they face daily,” he said. “I am fortunate to work with many individuals at BRC who truly care about our children and families and assure positive outcomes in their lives. As we grow, we continue to find new areas where we’re able to implement additional program enhancements to serve our military families.”
Since joining BRC more than six years ago, Brooks has held several roles. He assisted with the development of BRC becoming a TRICARE-approved treatment center. He also travels throughout the United States to help extend BRC’s reputation as a national facility and has helped expand outreach to military families serving overseas.
“I also work to assure our families have access to services both pre- and post-admission and at discharge,” he explained. “Our system allows us the unique opportunity to go above and beyond assisting families and referral sources that come to us.
“It’s been rewarding to watch this ageless institution grow and prosper,” he continued. “I’ve been fortunate to watch unparalleled growth and success at our Center, with ongoing commitment by my peers and the excitement they bring to this success daily.”
Another role for Brooks is referring families to alternate treatment centers when BRC’s program is not the right fit. Brooks helps to maintain a list of facilities that provide quality support, services and safety.
Prior to joining BRC, Brooks worked in senior management levels in both the public and private health care sectors, taught at the university level and consulted with a number of organizations.