Brenna holds a doctorate and master's degree in healthcare administration and a bachelor of medical rehabilitation, occupational therapy. Her senior management career in healthcare administration includes professional association, government, public health, hospital, community and education settings. In addition to her management portfolio, Brenna has been actively involved in research, teaching and fundraising activities. Areas of research have included program evaluation, immunization, cervical cancer screening, HPV, public policy and HIV. She has received research funding from both public and private sources. Brenna is a volunteer board director with the College of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba and Food Matters Manitoba.