Brittain has over 40 years of community involvement spanning the fields of public and special education, child welfare, social justice, women’s issues and the arts.
Her accomplishments have included local, regional and national leadership positions in various organizations, including The National Council of Negro Women, The Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, The Legal Defense and Education Fund, The Urban League, The Princeton Symphony Orchestra and Jack and Jill of America. She has also been a member of the planning commissions for the public school systems of Alexandria, Va., and Princeton, N.J. Brittain is a former Area Director, Vice President and President of the Association of Junior Leagues International. She recently completed an eight-year term as an advisor to the Dean of Harvard Business School and a seven-year term on the national board of the Recording for The Blind and Dyslexic.
Brittain is currently the Executive Vice President of Preod Corporation, an executive search firm that places seasoned business executives on demand. She serves on the Board of Trustees of Simmons College and on the National Advisory Board of The Salvation Army. In addition, she is the Associate Dean of the Scott-Hawkins Leadership Institute sponsored by The Links, Incorporated. A native of Arlington, Va., Brittain holds a Bachelor’s degree from Howard University and a Master’s Degree from the Simmons School of Social Work. She is married to Willard Brittain, Jr. and they have a daughter named Lindsey.