Felicia believes that in order to thrive, a community needs high quality public education, human service and public safety systems as well as a vibrant economy. To that end, Commissioner Brabec serves on several boards including the Community Action Board, Community Corrections, Health Emergency Response Coalition, Opiate Task Force, and the Washtenaw Community Health Organization. She also serves as a board member for Food Gatherers, a local non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating hunger and eliminating its causes.
Commissioner Brabec’s core value is equity; whether that means a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her reproductive health, equal pay, same sex marriage or second parent adoption. She also believes in adopting sensible gun legislation and working to protect our environment. Felicia is committed to fighting discrimination in all its forms.
Commissioner Brabec earned her BA from St. Mary’s of Notre Dame in 1995, a Masters in Clinical Social Work (MSW) from Boston College in 1997 and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) from Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 2003. In addition, Dr. Brabec spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Michigan and 2 years as a staff member with U-M Counseling and Psychological Services. Currently Dr. Brabec has a private counseling practice in Ann Arbor.
Commissioner Brabec lives in Pittsfield Township with her husband and two young children.