Britni Russell-Bianchi is a seasoned search associate specializing in the philanthropic and nonprofit fields. She is an equity-focused gate opener and relentless information democratizer. Britni’s work has been at the intersection of philanthropy, strategy and learning, and person-centered ecology of health, which includes health equity, resilient communities, and environmental sustainability. She enjoys digging into inaugural roles that require a formative approach and working with organizations to connect their voice to communities of practice. Britni’s project work has included executive, programmatic, and operational searches with national, domestic, and community-focused organizations. Her work also explores the interrelationship among program learning, evaluation, and impact assessment that assist organizations with authentic and trust-based internal and external relationships.
Most recently, Britni was a Senior Associate at NPAG where she maintained a portfolio of philanthropy and nonprofit clients across the United States. Prior to executive search, Britni was an Associate Program Officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). She cultivated a global and domestic portfolio, participated in multiple strategy reorganizations, and managed yearly evaluation and measurement projects. Before joining the team at BMGF, Britni was at the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, where she supported grants and contracts and maintained data for annual planning and budgeting in Education and Learning and Food Health and Well-Being.
Her passion for equity and ecology and her interest for native planting led her to be on the Board of the Kalamazoo Nature Center. You can find her in Southwest Michigan adding books to her TBR stack at the local bookstore and looking for the perfect yarn for a new blanket.
Britni Earned a BA in Organizational Communications with a minor in Japanese from Western Michigan University and an MA in Educational studies from The University of Michigan with a concentration in Educational Leadership and Policy.