Traci has extensive fundraising expertise in the academic, research and healthcare settings. She was the Chief Development Officer for San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine where she led the fundraising efforts for patient care, education and research, helping raise more than $40 million dollars in five years. Prior to San Diego Hospice, Traci served as Director of Development for University of California, San Diego Health Sciences Division.
Growing up in rural Kentucky, she learned the importance of building strong relationships. Beginning in high school, Traci helped her father campaign and run for political office (she is proud to say that he has been re-elected for more than 20 years now). This is where she discovered her talent and love for people by going door-to-door to “just visit” and “just ask” for their vote. She didn’t realize it at the time, but these relationship-building experiences would prepare her for a lifelong love of and career in fundraising.
Since joining For Impact, Traci has continued to develop her expertise across the spectrum of healthcare, coaching organizations such as ARTS (A Reason to Survive), The Elizabeth Hospice and Centegra Health Systems Foundation. She leads teams to take that quantum leap to completely transform their fundraising culture from one of constant stewardship to proactive impact.
Traci, her husband, Shane, and son, Van, reside in Columbus, Ohio.