Kenneth Braswell is the chief executive officer of the national nonprofit organization, Fathers Incorporated, prime contractor of the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance. As the NRFC project director, Mr. Braswell directs and guides the activities of the NRFC. He provides oversight for original and secondary research, community outreach, planning and execution of conferences and events, the provision of training and technical assistance, messaging/branding, social media engagement, and the NRFC national fatherhood media campaign, including an annual media tour and the creation and dissemination of media campaign PSAs and other assets. He also regularly represents the NRFC at conferences and events across the country related to promoting responsible fatherhood and improving child and family well-being.
In his role as CEO of Fathers Incorporated, Mr. Braswell manages and oversees all aspects of this widely recognized national and international resource for fathers, practitioners, researchers, and policymakers that provides capacity-building services to thousands of organizations focused on ensuring that fathers contribute to the health and well-being of their children. Fathers Incorporated projects include the Real Dads Read initiative, the Gentle Warriors Academy direct service fatherhood program, the Moynihan Institute for Fatherhood Research and Policy, and its annual Daddy Diaper Drive. Additional campaigns and activities Mr. Braswell developed and manages at Fathers Incorporated are the Honorable Man campaign, the publication of a series of children’s books he authored and published focused on issues related to fatherhood, the Code Blue men’s mental health campaign, multiple parent and family practitioner trainings and curricula, and the production of documentaries, among others. Mr. Braswell has more than 30 years of community development experience and has previously worked as the director of the New York State Fatherhood Initiative. As an author and thought leader in the responsible fatherhood field, he has written on a host of topics, including the importance of mothers in responsible fatherhood, fatherhood milestones, and celebrating fatherhood. He has been featured in The Tavis Smiley Show, Essence Magazine, The Crisis, CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Times, The Root, The Huffington Post, Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network, and numerous other media outlets.
You can follow Mr. Braswell on Twitter at @braswellkenneth or @fathersincorp and on Instagram at @kennethbraswell or @fathersincorporated.