Organizational Health and Development
Kansas Department of Children and Families
Brandi Turner is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Officer at the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) since February 2021 and as the agency’s first DEI Officer, her primary focus is creating a cultural that is more intentional around DEI. Brandi has worked for the State of Kansas for almost 10 years in various capacities. Brandi began her career in Workforce Development with the Department of Commerce, providing guidance and training to individuals receiving Unemployment Benefits. After three years with the Department of Commerce, she transitioned to the Department for Children and Families (DCF), where she continued in Workforce Development, as a Program Administrator for the Employment Services division for 6 years.
Brandi has a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas and a Master Degree in Health Care Leadership from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. Brandi currently resides in Topeka, Kansas with her husband and 13-year-old son.