Tracey S. Greene-Washington
Tracey S. Greene-Washington’s experience in community economic development has served as a foundation for her strong commitment to target systemic change in disenfranchised communities. Mrs. Greene-Washington is the Founder of CoThinkk, a giving circle comprised of African-American and Latinx members that are committed to improving the economic mobility, leadership development, education narrative of communities of color in Western North Carolina. In addition to this role, she is the director of special initiatives at the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, leading the strategic implementation of the foundation’s two major long-term efforts—Healthy Places NC, focused on improving the health of 10 to 12 rural counties, and Great Expectations, an early childhood initiative working to help Forsyth County’s youngest children be prepared for success in school and life by the time they finish kindergarten. Prior to joining the Trust, Tracey served as the program officer for community economic development at Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and was instrumental in creating a strategy to address the statewide racial and gender wealth gap in North Carolina. Prior to these roles, she served as the Program Officer for Program Officer and Director of Learning & Evaluation for the National Rural Funders Collaborative for eight years, focusing on systemic change initiatives in rural communities of color and as the Director of Technical Assistance & Training with the South Carolina Association of Community Development Corporations. Lastly, she continues to serve as the Principal for Nexus Point Consulting, a consulting group that is dedicated to accelerating change through innovative strategies and partnerships. Mrs. Washington is a native of Asheville, NC, who holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Work with minors in Sociology and African American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and received her Master Degree of Social Work from the University of South Carolina.