Brittany's career journey has been marked by intersection with social issues and working to find solutions upstream of the obvious. When she was in her early 20's she indulged in the physical and tangible work of organic vegetable farming, helping to scale a small first-generation farm from 3 to 60 acres and feeding 1000's of families across New York. Troubled by the reality that only a small subset of her local community could afford to eat the food the farm produced, Brittany turned to the nonprofit sector to find a way to bridge the gap. She then spent six years as the Executive Director of a regional nonprofit focused on community empowerment and environmental justice. During that time she helped build the organization and develop a portfolio of impactful programs with lasting effects in the 6-million acre Adirondack Park of Northern New York.
Brittany joined AidKit in early 2022 as the Director of Partnerships and Program Development because despite being deeply satisfied by the work she was doing in her community, she was bothered by the ongoing economic injustice that underpinned the issues she was working on. She felt that she needed to move upstream to understand and address the root causes of poverty, and she recognized the power of technology to create solutions that scale. At AidKit, Brittany found immense alignment with the mission to deliver cash aid with dignity, and appreciated that recipients of cash were trusted to use it to meet their own needs in their own way. She excelled at forging impactful partnerships with nonprofits and government partners at the cutting edge of social innovation and eventually was asked by the co-founders to take on the role of CEO.
As CEO, Brittany's focus is on supporting the team at AidKit, a team that she believes is exceptional. She is motivated by her accountability to the team and an unwavering focus on improving the lives of the people AidKit serves.
Brittany is a mother of two with a passion for supporting her local community. She loves to shop local, cook delicious in-season meals, and entertain. When she's not at work, Brittany is hiking or boating with her family, traveling, and painting (oils mostly). She has spent 10 winters in Ecuador learning Spanish, making friends, and lending a hand at farms and holistic healing centers. She's also an epic napper--anyone who know's her know's that Brittany works hard, plays hard, and sleeps hard.