Meet the Team

Brittney J.
MS, Southern University at New Orleans
BS, Southern University at New Orleans

Brittney is a  Certified Fund Raising Executive and purpose driven bridge-builder, who has spent the past decade leading development and fundraising efforts to build champions for educational equity. She has worked shoulder-to-shoulder with executive level leadership, boards of directors, and functional team leads to create and drive organizational strategies focused on improving efficiency and sustainability. Brittney is committed to taking an equity-centered approach to building and maintaining impactful relationships that foster strong collaboration and thought partnership in pursuit of goal attainment. 

Brittney found her passion for removing barriers to maximize impact during her time at KIPP New Orleans Schools, where she served in a number of roles focused on network-level operations. Brittney attributes her strengths in partnership cultivation, project management, organizational advancement, and talent management to her time at Teach For America-South Louisiana, where she led fundraising efforts across the seven parish region to ensure that schools in traditionally underserved communities had the teacher and leadership talent necessary to lead students to excellent academic outcomes. She has also held roles at IBM and Leading Educators focused on providing consultative support and solutions around business research, planning, and development. Leveraging her skills and experience gained in previous roles, Brittney founded Essence In Consulting in 2017 and works to provide individual leaders and teams with the strategies, supports, and resources necessary to realize their goals. 


Brittney holds a Master of Science in Management Information Systems and a Bachelor of Science in Business Entrepreneurship, both from Southern University at New Orleans. She enjoys taking in the sights, sounds, and cuisine in her hometown of New Orleans, LA. 

Interested in joining our team as a chief of staff?