Tracie, who serves as both a member of the Board of Directors and co-chair of the Development Committee for C.A.S.E., is an ardent supporter of the goals of the organization – providing excellent mental health services for the adoption and foster care community. Tracie completed her education at the George Washington University and spent several summers studying abroad. She has developed a vast network of work and service experiences throughout her communities enabling her to reach out to a wide variety of audiences. Tracie and her husband, John chose to build their family through adoption.

Tracie has extensive experience in working with the community. She has organized fund raisers for her daughter’s schools and has been instrumental as a volunteer in developing and improving resources for children and parents at each school. She has extensive experience in recruiting and organizing volunteer forces for a variety of good causes.  Tracie collaborated with a team of parent volunteers to ensure the continuation of Cecily’s Advocacy Workshop, an annual symposium that highlights new research and best practices in fostering growth for K-12 students with learning differences. This is a key resource in the Washington metro area, attracting an audience of over 300 parents, educators and child development professionals.

Professionally, Tracie has served as staff in both the Senate and the House of Representatives requiring that she have in-depth knowledge of legislation affecting heath care, social security and other programs in the social science area. She spent time working and coordinating with not only Members and staff but also constituents. She developed great skills at coordinating people, issues and activities and became proficient in how the legislative process works. She is well-versed in the process and understands how advocacy can influence the process.