QPI Coordinator (Florida)
David Brown joined YLC in 2014 to serve as Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) Coordinator. In this role, he travels throughout the country to various sites and works with each site’s foster care program to develop a cohesive, collaborative system. David supports sites at various stages of development, from the very early stages of implementing QPI to established sites who have fully embraced QPI. David works closely with foster families, social workers, leadership of child welfare organizations, and stakeholders nationally. Prior to his position with YLC, David served as the Director of Programs for a community based care agency in Southwest Florida, where he was responsible for coordinating foster care recruitment, licensing, training, and support, kinship care, and the non-relative caregiver program for five counties. David has worked in the field of child welfare for over a decade in the areas of foster care licensing, child protective investigations, and continuing education and curriculum development.
M.S.W., Florida Gulf Coast University, 2012
B.A., New England College, 2002
Honors: National Association Social Workers Southwest Florida, Social Worker of the Year, 2013