Brittany Birken


Brittany Olivieri Birken, Ph.D., is the CEO of the Florida Children’s Council, leading businesses, organizations, agencies and other key stakeholders in work efforts that support Florida’s children, youth and families. The Florida Children’s Council serves as the statewide umbrella organization for the Children’s Services Councils. The Council’s mission is to promote policies that build effective primary prevention and early intervention systems of supports for Florida’s children and families by engaging and enhancing the collective strengths of the individual Children’s Services Councils of Florida. With recognition of the critical linkages between educational investments and economic development, Dr. Birken works closely with business and policy leaders to create policies that support the current workforce, promote economic revitalization, and develop a sustainable educational infrastructure to ensure talent growth and expansion for a continued vibrant and prosperous future for Florida.