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Tracey K. Allard

Senior Fellow

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Meet Tracey. Tracey is a visionary, strategic social impact leader who uncovers possibility and opportunity and catalyzes manifestation. She is thoughtful, bold, creative, funny, and deeply committed to: centering communities that historically have been most marginalized; uplifting the humanity and delight of Black people; and contributing toward a world that provides equity in the health, safety, success, and well-being of us all. As part of this commitment, Tracey is dedicated to the learning, unlearning, healing, understanding, and repair that makes this all possible.

At CRE, Tracey serves as a strategist, coach, facilitator, and thought-partner for nonprofit, government, and foundation clients. She leads on design and execution of strategic planning, diversity, equity, access and inclusion (DEAI), values and culture, team-building, leadership development and other engagements, and also conducts executive coaching. Tracey is a lead in facilitating and upholding accountability for commitment and progress on CRE’s own internal racial equity work, and serves as a member of the Management Team.

A bit about her. Tracey has 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, including executive/senior leadership, program oversight and management, and technical assistance in the areas of workforce, community, and youth development. She is particularly skilled in assessing organizational strengths and opportunities and managing change toward desired outcomes. Underlying Tracey’s work is a staunch and passionate belief in the rights and potential of all individuals—with a particular focus on centering the voices of those who have historically been most marginalized.

Before joining CRE, Tracey was the first Executive Director of The Resolution Project, a nonprofit that helps undergraduate leaders from around the globe launch social ventures. In her first Executive Director role at StreetWise Partners, Tracey intensively restructured and refocused operations to increase effectiveness and deepen impact. She also improved methods for evaluating effectiveness, strengthened Board governance, and shaped a results-oriented, entrepreneurial work culture that encouraged leadership and collaboration. At the HOPE Program where she was Director of Employment and Graduate Services, she oversaw internship, job placement and advancement services designed to empower impoverished New Yorkers, including justice-involved men and women.

Tracey received her BA in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and her MS in Nonprofit Management from The New School. She is an Ambassador at The Resolution Project. Tracey is certified through Blooming Willow Coaching and International Coaching Federation as a Healing-Centered Coach.

Psst, learn a little more. Tracey is a native New Yorker and an avid traveler—she has traveled to all six inhabited continents and plans to get to Antarctica at some point!

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