Dr. Tau Braun
Dr. Tau Braun (Ed.D., M.Sc., EMT), Director of the Violence Prevention Agency
The Director of the Violence Prevention Agency is Dr. Tau Braun (Ed.D., M.Sc., EMT). Dr. Braun is a South African registered Clinical Psychologist and Violence Prevention Specialist. As Director, Dr. Tau Braun manages the operations, personnel, partnerships, and budget of the VPA.
Dr. Braun earned his Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. His dissertation explored the relationship between organizational culture and the implementation of strategies for Workplace Violence Prevention. Dr. Braun is a graduate of the Advanced Threat Assessment and Threat Management Academy of Gavin De Becker and Associates. He has trained with Lt. Col. Grossman, Capt. Robert Martin, Dr. Reid Meloy and Lt. Tom Taylor in Advanced Threat Assessment and Threat Management and with Dr. Stephen White and Dr. Reid Meloy in Workplace Assessment for Violence Risk.
Dr. Braun has worked for and consulted with a wide range of health-care settings including rural and city clinics, hospitals, psychiatric facilities, and maximum security correctional facilities. He has over 10 years of demonstrated success in Management, Strategic Development, Change Management, and Leadership Training. He advises and trains individuals, organizations, educational institutions, and government organizations in Leadership and Violence Prevention Strategies, including Threat Assessment and Threat Management.
Dr. Braun serves as an advisor on Firestorm’s Crisis and Emergency Management Expert Council.
Dr. Braun is a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP), Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), and The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).