Brittany McAllister
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
American Nutrition Association, Advocacy Manager

Brittany Dawn McAllister is a health policy professional with more than a decade of experience in policy analysis and electoral and issue campaigns. Currently serving as the Advocacy Manager for the American Nutrition Association, Brittany advocates for a healthier America through improved nutrition and increased access to health care. In this role, she works with states across the country to pass and implement more equitable nutrition workforce laws.

Prior to her current position, she worked at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, in a similar role, at George Washington University, conducting health services research focusing on Federally Qualified Health Centers, at the Sierra Club, organizing to defeat the Keystone XL pipeline, and on two congressional campaigns.

She also holds an adjunct position at Central Washington University, where she teaches undergraduate courses in Health Policy and Systems and Cultural Competence in Public Health.

In 2017, in response to the devastation Hurricane Harvey reaped upon her hometown and surrounding rural areas, Brittany founded Southeast Texas Strong, a non-profit dedicated at granting supplemental financial assistance to affected individuals and families. The organization donated over $13,000 to low-income families who lost their home in the storm.

Her approach to policy and advocacy is shaped by her experience growing up in poverty in an area with inadequate health care facilities. She began a career in health policy to reduce the burden that poverty, rural location, and other socioeconomic factors have on health.

Brittany earned a BS in Political Communication Studies and an Interdisciplinary Certificate in Social Inequality, Health, and Policy from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Public Health in Health Policy from The George Washington University. A native of Kountze, Texas and a first-generation college student, she is a 2007 recipient of the Terry Foundation scholarship.