Sept. 15, 22–Chandra Brown / Lifelines

Chandra Brown is Executive Director of Lifelines Counseling Services, a United Way multi-service, nonprofit organization since 1958.  Lifelines Counseling Services provides crisis, emotional, financial and housing counseling and education to community members in southwest Alabama.  She became Executive Director in 2005.


A graduate of McGill-Toolen High School and an inductee into the McGill-Toolen Hall of Fame, Chandra majored as a dual major in pre-medicine and psychology at Xavier University in New Orleans. She has a Masters in community counseling from the University of South Alabama, where she was honored with the Lisa Bethea Kavanaugh, 40 Under 40 Award, along with Mobile Bay Monthly. She was recognized as a Gulf Coast Leader to Watch, a “Soul of Mobile” in November 2019 and FOCUS WC, 40 Over 40, in 2021..


Chandra serves as a board trustee on the University of South Alabama; serves on the regional advisory board for BB&T Bank; serves as the past board president for the Alabama Coalition Against Rape; served as the 2019 Class Dean for Leadership Mobile; is a graduate of Leadership Alabama XXX; served as JLM President in 2014-2015; and serves on the Alabama Contemporary Art Center Board of Directors along with the Alabama Humanities Alliance. She is married to Leonard Stewart, Jr., a native of Mississippi and is the proud “puppy” mom to Red, a lab-hound mix.