Tracy

Patterson

Director, Insights and Impact Group, Global Research and Evaluation Americas

Center for Creative Leadership

Bio

Tracy has over 25 years’ experience in leading programs and initiatives in the government, nonprofit, and health sectors. Since she joined CCL® in 2003, Tracy has directed and expanded CCL’s global evaluation function and served as a facilitator for leadership development, program design and capacity-building programs with nonprofit organizations. She and her team designed and implemented evaluations of leadership development programs for a wide range of organizations including those in public health, healthcare, education, and government.

Prior to joining CCL, Tracy combined her interest in addressing complex social problems with her management skills to advance a variety of public health initiatives at the local, state, federal, and international levels. As a research associate at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine she served as deputy director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Substance Abuse Policy Research Program and played a key role in leading a variety of complex, multi-site national program evaluations. Prior to that, she served as a field director for a statewide tobacco control program with the Department of Health and Human Services in Raleigh, N.C., as manager of Chronic Disease Prevention at the Guilford County Health Department in Greensboro, N.C., and coordinated an international women’s health program at the Pan American Health Organization in Washington, D.C.