Tracy has over 25 years’ experience in leading programs and initiatives in the government, nonprofit, and health sectors. Since she joined CCL® in 2003, Tracy has directed and expanded CCL’s global evaluation function and served as a facilitator for leadership development, program design and capacity-building programs with nonprofit organizations. She and her team designed and implemented evaluations of leadership development programs for a wide range of organizations including those in public health, healthcare, education, and government.
Prior to joining CCL, Tracy combined her interest in addressing complex social problems with her management skills to advance a variety of public health initiatives at the local, state, federal, and international levels. As a research associate at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine she served as deputy director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Substance Abuse Policy Research Program and played a key role in leading a variety of complex, multi-site national program evaluations. Prior to that, she served as a field director for a statewide tobacco control program with the Department of Health and Human Services in Raleigh, N.C., as manager of Chronic Disease Prevention at the Guilford County Health Department in Greensboro, N.C., and coordinated an international women’s health program at the Pan American Health Organization in Washington, D.C.
Tracy is the Nonprofit Sector Portfolio Leader for CCL’s Societal Advancement Group. In this role she collaborates with internal and external partners to develop and deliver innovative leadership development solutions to meet the unique needs of nonprofit organizations. Tracy and her team partner with a wide range of nonprofit organizations and third-party funders to create top-quality leadership development leading to greater organizational success and impact.
Areas of Expertise
Leadership Development in Nonprofits, Learning Transfer, Program Design and Evaluation
Tracy has a B.A. in government from the University of Notre Dame and an M.A. in public policy from Duke University. She also spent a year conducting graduate studies in Caracas, Venezuela as a Rotary Fellow. Tracy holds CCL certifications in a variety of assessments and experiential learning programs.
Tracy’s publications include the 2017 book, Evaluating the Impact of Leadership Development, 2nd Edition, and CCL white papers: Making Learning Stick: Best Practices to Get the Most out of Leadership Development and Collaborative Healthcare Leadership: A Six-Part Model for Adapting and Thriving During a Time of Transformative Change.