For two decades, Tracey Greene-Washington, president of Indigo Innovation Group, has led high-level initiatives that address complex issues, gaining a reputation as an innovative servant leader who is inspired by futurism.
Through her partnerships, she has helped others become more impactful by targeting systemic change and taking risks. Her work amplifies efforts at the intersection of community economic development, health, and education.
She is affectionately known as “Ms CoThinkk,” and as a “Change Strategist" who gracefully helps others navigate complex issues and relationships, creating generative spaces for critical conversations, strategic action, and ultimate success.
Tracey Greene-Washington is the founder of CoThinkk, a social change philanthropy initiative committed to shifting the economic mobility, health, education, and leadership narrative of communities of color in Western NC through strategic investments, network-building, and civic discourse.
She most recently served as the Director of Special Initiatives for the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, leading its two long-term place-based initiatives: Healthy Places NC, focused on improving the health of rural counties and Great Expectations, an early childhood initiative in Forsyth County.
Prior to joining the Trust, Greene-Washington served as a Program Officer at the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation leading efforts to address the statewide racial and gender wealth gap; Program Officer and Director of Learning & Evaluation for the National Rural Funders Collaborative, focusing on rural community transformation; and Director of Technical Assistance, Training & Policy with the South Carolina Association of Community Development Corporations, supporting 45 community development corporations throughout the state.
Currently, Greene-Washington serves on the board of the NC Early Childhood Foundation, Education NC, and the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research. She is the former Board Chair for the Center for Leadership Innovation and Vice Chair for the Southern Rural Development Initiative.
A native of Asheville, North Carolina, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Master of Social Work degree from the University of South Carolina.
"Tracey brings a wealth of knowledge regarding philanthropy, equity and strategy development. As a thought leader and partner during her time with our organization, she walked alongside us to develop impactful strategies while also challenging us to aspire higher and dream bigger on how to best serve our community."
- Nalisha Henry,
United Way of Greeneville County