Co-Founder, Faculty

Brett Loftis

CEO Crossnore Communities for Children

Brett Loftis is a human rights attorney, child advocate and national expert on trauma and resilience. He has more than two decades of leading successful nonprofits, including the largest children’s law office in the southeast. In 2013, Brett became the CEO of Crossnore Communities for Children, one of NC’s largest and most innovative child welfare and behavioral health organizations. In 2018, Brett co-founded the Center for Trauma Resilient Communities (CTRC.) Under Brett’s leadership, CTRC’s co-founders and faculty work across the country to embed and embody the science of trauma recovery and community resilience. Helping children, organizations and communities heal from trauma is Brett’s passion. His background in ministry has driven his particular interest in walking alongside faith communities as they embrace their role in the prevention and healing of individual and collective trauma.

Brett received his undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Political Science from Furman University. His passion for children eventually sent him to Wake Forest University School of Law to continue his career in child advocacy.

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