Hello! My name is Britnee Harvey and I am excited to join the Cairn Guidance team as a Project Director! I am really looking forward to expanding my work with Cairn Guidance, as I have been contracting with Cairn Guidance as a Cadre Trainer for the Dove Self-Esteem Project for the past four years. Additionally, I look forward to meeting with clients to support programming, professional development and advocating for policy change and implementation.
I am from a small town outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Clairton – where I was born and raised along with my parents and three brothers. My personal experience growing up in Clairton drove me to pursue my career path and fulfill my passion – building assets and creating healthier school and community environments to support youth and families. I am most passionate about creating healthier school and community environments so that all youth can flourish, and I believe that all youth should have access to quality programs, resources and be granted opportunities to reach their full potential, therefore I will always be an advocate.
I am a graduate of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania’s Bachelor of Science program majoring in Public Health; Duquesne University’s Master of Science in Education program with an emphasis in Educational Studies; and the University of Pittsburgh’s Doctor of Education program with a concentration in Health and Physical Activity.
During my time spent in Pennsylvania as a professional, I worked for University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and UPMC Health Plan for seven years working in community health, health promotion, school health and corporate health and wellness. I also taught community education classes to youth and families. Additionally, I worked in the K-12 education setting as a Project Manager overseeing a mental health program aimed to reduce barriers to learning for students and families; and a District Administrator overseeing attendance, school health initiatives and serving as a homeless (McKinney Vento) and foster care liaison in which I was awarded the 2020 Paving the Way to Educational Success Advocate Award for my efforts.
Currently, I reside in Whidbey Island, Washington with my husband and son. In my free time, I love spending quality time with my family enjoying the outdoors – hiking, running, walking, participating in 5K runs/walks; reading, volunteering and playing basketball.