As senior associate for development and strategic partnerships, Betsy helps to manage the organization’s portfolio of grants by collecting and synthesizing data; preparing proposals, reports, and communications; and tracking key outcomes to support strong engagement and stewardship efforts.

Betsy began her career in education as a middle school reading teacher with Teach For America in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Prior to joining Chiefs for Change, she spent five years working as part of the Teach For America—South Louisiana team. In her role as manager of culture, finance, and operations, Betsy was responsible for supporting executive leadership; managing foundation relations; and overseeing work related to operations, performance management, compliance, and internal diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Betsy earned her bachelor’s degree in religion from the University of Georgia.