Who We Are
Our organization’s 50 years of collective experience encompass the following areas: children’s health and mental health, education/special education, and child welfare, among others.
Capitolworks leadership and associates include clinical social workers, attorneys, former Hill staff and business and medical professionals.
Each team member has dedicated her career to working with and representing a diverse group of non-profits nationwide.
Brooke Lehmann, MSW, Esquire, Partner
Brooke Lehmann is a clinical social worker and public interest attorney whose professional expertise is in the areas of children’s health, education, and child welfare. Ms. Lehmann has spent two decades providing direct clinical and advocacy services to children and families while simultaneously working to improve the systems that administer these services through policy development and legislative advocacy. As the Founder and President of Childworks, LLC, Ms. Lehmann has managed multi-million dollar local, state, and federal advocacy campaigns, providing legislative analysis and strategy expertise to clients serving vulnerable populations of children, youth, and families. As a national expert, Ms. Lehmann provides consultation on the design, development, and reform of pediatric health/mental health services and special education and child welfare systems. Ms. Lehmann’s work is both domestic and global. She initiated the development of relief efforts aimed at meeting the health and mental health needs of children and families in post-earthquake Haiti. These efforts brought several hundred volunteers from around the world to Haiti in order to deliver psychosocial services in both medical and non-medical sites. Additionally, Ms. Lehmann formerly served as Acting Director of Healthshare Global. Ms. Lehmann is consulting with government and non-government organizations both in the U.S. and abroad to develop health care systems that address the needs of both children and adults, using innovative community-based models of care. Ms. Lehmann received her B.A. from Indiana University and her M.S.W. from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed a clinical fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center and was a Bush fellow at Yale University’s Bush Center for Child Development. Finally, Ms. Lehmann graduated cum laude from American University’s Washington College of Law and is licensed to practice law in DC and Maryland.