Brandi Cuevas is a joint-level medical planner in the U.S. Army Reserve. Her military career has spanned over 25 years, both as an enlisted service member and as an officer. During her tenure, she has managed multimillion dollar security cooperation for health-related operations, activities, and investments for NATO allies and partner nations. She has orchestrated health-related concept integration through a gender and cultural lens while developing health system capabilities and NATO interoperability. She has forged working relationships, amongst senior executives, commands, and other U.S. and foreign stakeholders to solve problems improving mission outcomes. Brandi was recognized by the U.S. Ambassador to NATO, and the U.S. and Ukraine Surgeon Generals for influencing organizational and policy changes.
Brandi is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist in private practice, certified in exercise physiology and nutrition for mental health. She utilizes a holistic approach to empower those challenged with post-traumatic stress, suicidal ideation, and sexual assault. She has working knowledge of the unique concerns affecting underserved populations, to include women, children, and the LGBTQ+ community. Brandi guest speaks for many professional organizations, churches, and youth groups. She was the keynote speaker for NATO’s Medical Center of Excellence’ conference on resiliency during the COVID-19 outbreak. She is trained as a NATO Role 1 & 2 medical evaluator and has operational experience assessing and monitoring effort over time to achieve strategic objectives. She is currently enrolled in a global health graduate certificate program with the Uniformed Services University. Brandi is married to another service member (now retired) and has two children.