Tiffany has more than a decade of experience in driving strategic investments, organizational culture change, and systems alignment to advance two-generation (2Gen) approaches at the local, state, and federal/national level. Prior to consulting, she most recently served as Director of Advocacy and Strategic Partnerships for Agape Child & Family Services, Inc. in Memphis, TN.
As an Executive Advisor to the Tennessee Department of Human Services’ Commissioner and one of the Nation’s first state-level 2Gen Coordinators, Tiffany codesigned and coordinated inter/intradepartmental culture change and systems alignment efforts– catalyzing the State’s prioritization of and investments in 2Gen approaches. Tiffany also curated and managed multi-sector engagements, campaigns, and initiatives to strategically embed 2Gen approaches across sectors and systems.
In addition to providing ongoing counsel to the Administration, Cabinet members, legislators, and other public officials, Tiffany analyzed and developed risk management and mitigation plans for various state-administered federal programs and funding streams including, but not limited to, Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), Child Care Development Fund (CCDF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
As Systems Change and Policy Analyst for Ascend at the Aspen Institute located in Washington, D.C., Tiffany provided consultation to help distill proof and pain points of 2Gen implementation to inform policy solutions. In partnership with Ascend’s National Network, she managed strategic outreach campaigns targeting governors, congressional members, federal leadership, and the administration to advance racial, social and economic justice. As the National Director of Whole Family Approach Innovations, she led efforts to build Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) agencies’ capacity to integrate systems to holistically support families.
Tiffany is an alumna of the University of Memphis where she was an Emerging Leaders Scholar, Black Student Association President, member of Omicron Delta Kappa, and Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated. She is currently a fellow in the New Memphis Institute Leadership Program and an avid volunteer with the Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope (MICAH). She enjoys expressing her creative energy through song and poetry, spending time in nature, and making memories with her teenage daughter and loved ones.