Winnie Brown has served as the Executive Director of the Mayor's Voluntary Action Center of New York City, the National Director of Personnel and Training for Camp Fire Girls, Inc., and as a Field Representative for the five Chapters of the American Red Cross of Greater New York. She is now semi-retired and serves as a Consultant in Volunteer Services Management.
She has also served on the National Boards of the Association for Volunteer Administration and the National Volunteer Center. Currently, she is the Vice-President of the Mid-Willamette Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, President of the Advisory Commission for the Salem Senior Center, Board Member of the East Lancaster Neighborhood Association, and Board Member of the National Association of Social Workers Oregon Chapter. She holds the AVA Harriet Naylor Distinguished Member Service Award and received an Honorary Doctorate in Community Service from Vermont College of Norwich University.