Brenda Eagan-Johnson, EdD, CBIS
has worked in the field of traumatic brain injury for over two decades. She is the State Program Coordinator for Pennsylvania’s Brain Injury School Consulting Program called BrainSTEPS, which is a nationally recognized model. For the past eleven years, Brenda has focused on program development, implementation, consultation, and training for over 300 educational consultants on 30 BrainSTEPS educational teams across the state. She received her master’s degree in the educational aspects of pediatric traumatic brain injury from the George Washington University, and now serves as an adjunct instructor in the graduate program. She received her doctorate at Johns Hopkins University in Mind, Brain, and Teaching. Brenda is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist, published in pediatric brain injury, regularly presents at the state, national and international levels, and has received multiple state and national awards for her work. She served as an expert external reviewer for the CDC and as a co-author for a CDC publication on brain injury and return to school strategies. Spearheading development and creation of PA’s Return to Learn Concussion Management Team Model, she has trained over 2,400+ school-based teams. Brenda has a brother who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury while they were teenagers, which is where her passion for helping families and students began.