Brittain Ayres


Brittain has been a part of the CS3 team since 2020. She first lead the Community-Based Planning project in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development, and the Regional Community Systems project, which provided training and technical assistance to Birth to Five Illinois. Now as director, she leads the CS3 team as they continue to support local collaborations for the next five-year cycle of the CS3 project.

Brittain’s experience in community systems development includes working as a backbone staff member, participating in community collaborations, and providing technical assistance to community collaborations. Her professional work has focused on supporting communities in using data and research to develop community plans and proactive approaches to address a range of community issues. As a new parent herself, Brittain has a whole new understanding and appreciation for the work that early childhood collaborations are doing in Illinois.