John Brauer

CEO, NW Works, Inc.


Since 1989 John Brauer has been assisting individuals with disabilities to reach their employment goals through the creation, implementation and oversight of non-profit social enterprises. Mr. Brauer is currently the CEO of NW Works, a non-profit agency which provides training, support and employment services to over 200 individuals with disabilities via three social enterprises. Prior to working for NWW, John was the President of CVE, a non profit social enterprise located in San Francisco, California, serving individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Under Brauer’s leadership, CVE was named one of the “100 Best Places to Work” in the San Francisco Bay Area” in 2005. Mr. Brauer holds a B.A. degree in liberal arts and a M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in California.