“I have an inherent belief that communities are whole and resilient and that the solution to any community problem is in the community. I also believe that when we co-create strategies with the public, we develop tactics that meet their needs and enable real change to occur.”
Victoria Reese is a capacity building consultant and certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer with Nonprofit Network. She has worked in the non-profit sector since 1990, holding various leadership positions and engaged in work encompassing equity, social justice, and expanding economic opportunities for vulnerable populations. Victoria is a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Fellowship Alum and has been at the forefront of many community development opportunities. She has a niche for moving programs from inception to fruition and has developed and expanded several programs, in addition to leading efforts to create the first community development credit union to be chartered in Michigan within a 25-year span.
She is a certified professional coach, and has wide-ranging facilitation instruction from Thinking Collaborative and the Interaction Institute for Social Change. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and is actively engaged in community initiatives serving on numerous boards, committees, and coalitions.