Alyson Ainscough

  • Loves: Fighting for equity
  • Hates: Inefficiency
  • Super Power: Amateur chef

Alyson Ainscough

Improvement Advisor

Alyson (Aly) Ainscough is an Improvement Advisor on the Built for Zero team, working directly with communities to build and improve systems to end homelessness. Aly began her work in homeless services in 2000 as a bachelor’s level intern at a nonprofit emergency shelter and provider of permanent supportive housing in Salt Lake City. Throughout her career Aly has worked in a variety of areas in the nonprofit sector, including project management of a low-income housing development, as a facilitator of the initial workgroup designing Salt Lake County CoC’s Coordinated Access plan, and as a director of several supportive services and clinical programs for formerly chronically homeless individuals. Aly’s passion resides in program development, community partnership, and advocacy to end homelessness and improve the lives of disenfranchised populations. Aly obtained a Masters of Counseling from Westminster College in 2010 and is licensed by the state of Utah as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She earned her Masters of Public Administration from the University of Utah in the fall of 2015.