Britney Parson

Program Manager

Britney joined the Behavioral Health Network family in August 2022 as a Program Manager for Aging Services Initiatives. In this new role, Britney works to support the life cycle of strategic initiatives addressing the behavioral health needs of older adults. She is dedicated to implementing the "Systems Change for Aging and Behavioral Healthcare" (Systems ABC) grant awarded by the Missouri Foundation of Health. This initiative fosters a system of community care that positively impacts health outcomes for older adults. Britney has an extensive background focused on healthcare and wellness initiatives for older adults. She spent a good portion of her career as the Community Relations Coordinator for a long-term care facility, Evergreen Place. Her position involved not only marketing their services but serving as an aid to the community by providing resources for aging adults. Britney took pride in serving families during overwhelming and confusing times by helping to navigate the vast world of care options for aging adults. It was at Evergreen Place that Britney began her love for collaboration and apart from her usual duties, she was also an active member of several Chamber of Commerce Associations, the Southern Illinois Council on Aging, Women Empowering Women, and SSP's Older Adult Health Council-Alton Chapter. Her passion for helping older adults began at Senior Services Plus (SSP), a senior-focused, non-profit agency in Alton, Illinois. There, she was tasked with implementing evidence-based programs created to enhance the quality of life for older adults including "A Matter of Balance" and "Rock Steady Boxing." In addition, she created several support groups for aging adults and their caregivers to help bridge good communication and provide resources for successful aging. Her latest position was at the McKendree University Rec Plex as the Director of Membership Services. This leadership role gave Britney the chance to implement system improvements and collaborate with the community to increase local impact and partnerships. Britney desires to create lasting change in the world of behavioral health and the aging population. Her love for the older adult population evolves from over a decade of passion and experience. Britney received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She continued with her education at SIUE to obtain a Master of Science with a focus on Health and Human Behavior. Britney is happily married to her husband; Jake and they enjoy spending every moment with their son Jackson and Great Dane Clyde. Britney enjoys reading good books, crisp morning walks, yoga, movies with her large popcorn bowl, and baking new bread recipes.