Brittany Dwyer Gianoli, Executive Director

Brittany Dwyer Gianoli began her journey in the nonprofit world in 2011 at the Headwaters Foundation as a 16 year-old high school intern. Her internship ran slightly longer than expected and she ended up at Headwaters for nearly five years, eventually becoming their Executive Assistant. After leaving Headwaters in 2016, Brittany worked for other nonprofits including Northern Piedmont Community Foundation and the Mental Health Association of Fauquier County. Through her various roles, she uncovered a passion for working with young people and implementing youth programs in school and community settings. She came back to Headwaters in 2021 and excitedly accepted the position of Executive Director. Brittany graduated summa cum laude from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree, and completed a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at the University of Southern California, where she specialized in working with children, youth, and families. In 2022, she completed her Certificate in Education Foundation Leadership.

Brittany is a lifelong resident of Rappahannock County and worked her way through the local educational system, beginning with CCLC in the 90’s and ending with RCHS in 2013. When Brittany isn’t in the office or drowning in emails, you can usually find her by the water, spending time with her husband (Guy) and coonhound (Blue Belle), or daydreaming about taking a vacation.