Traci Johnson, Program Officer, POISE Foundation has been selected to join the 2021-2022 class of ABFE's Connecting Leaders Fellowship Program (CLFP). CLFP is a year-long experience designed to sharpen the skills and strengthen the leadership capacity of foundation staff, donors, and trustees who are committed to assisting Black communities through philanthropy. Fellows were chosen based upon a set of criteria covering their experience in philanthropy, their future goals, as well as their interest and passion for making systemic change in Black communities.
As the Program Officer at POISE, Traci assists Black-led, Black-serving organizations in bringing change to their community. She accomplishes this by managing the Foundation’s grantmaking portfolio, leading strategic initiatives, developing strategies, and engaging community stakeholders. She is a trusted thought-leader, who is passionate about creating unconventional solutions to complex problems