Mrs. Greene-Washington 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. Mrs. Greene-Washington is also the founder of CoThinkk, a giving circle committed to improving the economic mobility, leadership development, education narrative of communities of color in Western North Carolina.
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 and Director of Learning & Evaluation for the National Rural Funders Collaborative for eight years, focusing on systemic change initiatives in rural communities of color. In her role, she oversaw the evaluation, research, grant-making, policy, and capacity building activities of the organization, while directing key organizational projects that provided analysis, learning, and knowledge-building to support implementation of policy and philanthropic initiatives in the South, West, and Northern Plains. Prior to her tenure at NRFC, she served as the Director of Technical Assistance & Training with the South Carolina Association of Community Development Corporations where she provided support to over 45 community development corporations across the state. 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, former Board Chair for the Center for Leadership Innovation and Vice Chair for the Southern Rural Development Initiative. She 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 with a concentration in communities and organizations from the University of South Carolina.