Meet Colleen Brazil, GASSW alumna and Forensic Interview Program Manager for Project Harmony in Omaha, Nebraska
What led you to work at Project Harmony?I have worked in the child advocacy field for the last 20 years as a forensic interviewer. I moved with my husband to Omaha from Sioux Falls four years ago due to his work. I knew about Project Harmony and the amazing work they were doing. I loved working at a child advocacy center (CAC) in Sioux Falls and knew that this is where I needed to be!
Describe someone who has influenced your decision to work at Project Harmony or a mentor who has helped the most in your career.Dr. Nancy Free is a child abuse pediatrician who I worked with while at the CAC in Sioux Falls. She was always steady as rock even when things seemed chaotic and out of control. The compassion she showed for children and families was a great model for all of her staff. She never wavered about doing the right thing for children and families, even when it was difficult, and that has been an inspiration for me.
When you are not working, how do you enjoy spending your time?I love to read, ride my bike and spend time with my husband and children.
What is the one thing you are most proud of about your job?As a forensic interviewer, I am the voice for a child to tell what has happened to them and start their process of healing.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. - 2 Timothy 4:7
I hope that I am living this every day in my professional and work life. Our children need someone to fight and keep the faith for them.