Tracey Greene-Dorsett joined the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation in June 2011, where she is responsible for the Community Economic Development focus Area. She came from the National Rural Funders Collaborative where she was a Program Officer and Director of Learning and Evaluation. At the Collaborative, she managed a portfolio of grantees in NC, SC, AR, LA, MS, CA and the Northern Plains. She also led projects regarding family economic success and regional asset development, as well as structural racism in rural communities of color. Before going to the Collaborative, Tracey worked as the Director of Technical Assistance and Training for the South Carolina Association of Community Development Corporations where she focused on providing technical assistance and training to over 50 nonprofits in 26 counties across South Carolina. Tracey's dedication to strengthening the field of community economic development and supporting change agents on the ground--particularly in Southern in communities of color--led her to work with Bank of America's Neighborhood Excellence Initiative over the past five years in its effort to serve next generation leaders in the non-profit sector. Tracey is a native of Asheville, NC, holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and received her Master Degree of Social Work from the University of South Carolina.
A native of Biscoe, North Carolina, Natalie received a Bachelor's in Anthropology from Wake Forest University. Upon graduation, Natalie served on a congressional campaign and then moved to Kaneohe, Hawaii where she worked with special needs children conducting behavioral research. After moving back to North Carolina, Natalie took a position as Operations Manager of Citizen Schools, NC - an educational nonprofit organization that serves middle school students in low-income communities. During her time at Citizen Schools, Natalie designed and implemented systems around grant compliance, finance, volunteer management and staff recruitment. Most recently, as a Teach for America Corps Member, Natalie taught ninth grade World History in Miami, Florida, while also earning a Master's Degree in Education and Social Change at the University of Miami. As Associate Program Officer with Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, Natalie will work with grantees and communities across the state to recruit and retain excellent leaders in education, build the public will to invest in public education and support diversity and equity in public schools.
Meisha McDaniel joined the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation in July 2011 as the 2011-2013 Fellow. Meisha brings her breadth and depth of experiences with social change nonprofits to the Foundation. Most recently, through Climate Corps Bay Area, an innovative AmeriCorps pilot program, she researched community-scale energy efficiency and renewable generation projects with the Marin Community Foundation in Novato, CA. Before going to the Marin Community Foundation, she was awarded a Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, which allowed her to work with two nonprofits in the DC area (Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and DC Hunger Solutions), crafting local and national policy analysis and recommendations. Meisha graduated with honors from Guilford College in 2009 with a Bachelor degree in Community and Justice Studies and a concentration in nonprofit management.
Barbara joined the Foundation in 2000 and works in accounting and grants and database management. Before coming to the Foundation, she was an Office Manager with McGladrey & Pullen, LLP. Barbara has earned an AAS in Accounting, an AAS in Business Administration and an AAS in Computer Information Technology from Surry Community College, all with honors. She is interested in learning anything new, photography, gardening, and technology and enjoys spending time with her family and animals.
Terry Lockamy joined Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation as Business Manager on March 30, 2011. He comes to the philanthropic sector after a successful career at Hanesbrands, Inc., formerly Sara Lee Branded Apparel, where he most recently held key positions of divisional Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance. Terry earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Appalachian State University where he was a Magna Cum Laude graduate. He also holds an MBA from Appalachian State University. Terry is a native of North Carolina and currently resides in the High Point area. He is married to Libby and has three children and five grand children. He enjoys fishing, golf, and being with family.
A native North Carolinian, Shaheen Syal joined the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation in February 2012 as its first Director of Communications. Shaheen’s responsibilities include building awareness within North Carolina of ZSR and its mission, grantmaking and programs; providing appropriate information to stakeholders; and furthering the role of ZSR as a leader on issues of current importance to the State. Prior to this position, Shaheen worked as Director of Communications and Outreach for the e-NC Authority, an organization established in 2000 by the General Assembly. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Public Policy Analysis and a Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Additionally, she is a Roy H. Park Fellow and two-time Emmy-Nominated producer by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.