Theotis W. Braddy graduated from Temple University with a Masters degree in Social Work in 1988. He also attended Edinboro University and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work. Mr. Braddy has taught at Temple University as an Adjunct Professor teaching Social Welfare Policy I & II at the Temple University Harrisburg Campus. Mr. Braddy is a current Adjunct Professor at Millersville University teaching Discrimination and Oppression of Persons with Disabilities.
At the early age of 15, he became a person with a disability due to a high school football accident.
For over 25 years, Mr. Braddy has advocated on behalf of persons with disabilities. He was hired in 1988 to establish and administer the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania (CILCP). As CEO, Mr. Braddy has created an independent living center that has become a strong and growing voice for persons with disabilities.
He serves on a number of boards and committees. He has been appointed by three different Governors including in 1998 to serve as a Commissioner for the Pennsylvania Human Relation Commission. He has been recently appointed by Governor Colbert to the PA State Independent Living Council. Mr. Braddy works diligently towards ensuring that the Americans with Disabilities Act is fully implemented to allow for full participation of all citizens with disabilities.
In addition to his continued commitment and service as executive director of the Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP), Mr. Braddy serves as President of Arms Around Communities, a nonprofit faith-based service ministry of DaySpring Ministries in Middletown, Pennsylvania under the leadership of the Pastor and Founder Rev. Clifford Ashe III. Mr. Braddy is married to Rovenia Braddy and is the father of two children, a daughter, Kimmi Braddy (20) and a son, Theo Braddy II (15).