The board of directors of Impact Alamance, Alamance County’s new grantmaking organization, has hired its first Executive Director. Tracey Grayzer, MBA/MHA, will lead the organization in its partnerships with the community.
Grayzer has worked at Alamance Regional for nine years and currently serves as the Director of Marketing, Community Relations and Development. Under Grayzer’s leadership Alamance Regional has developed a robust community relations program that offers programs and events to more than 6000 residents each year. She has created and led numerous initiatives at Alamance Regional surrounding patient care, employee relations, community education and outreach. Additionally, she is responsible for Alamance Regional’s Charitable Foundation, which raises funds to support patient initiatives. She is recognized regionally as a 40 under 40 recipient by the Triad Business Journal and as a former recipient of Business Leader Magazine’s Woman Extrordinaire award.
"Tracey was chosen for this position because her vision, energy, leadership skills, and passion to make Alamance County a better place to live are evident in her work everyday," says FD Hornaday, Chair, Impact Alamance. Hornaday says the board wanted someone with strong ties to Alamance County and vetted numerous candidates through a thorough selection process.
"I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to serve Alamance County in a new way," says Grayzer. "The funding provided through Impact Alamance has the potential to be truly transformational for Alamance County and I look forward to leading that process." she adds.
Impact Alamance-Funding a Healthy Community- is a $54 million dollar fund resulting from Alamance Regional Medical Center’s merger with Cone Health. More than $2 million dollars annually will be allocated to fund projects designed to improve the health of the community.
Grayzer will work with the board to build the organization from the ground up. The first order of business will be to establish a mission, vision and funding priorities. Impact Alamance-funding a healthy community, will not grant any funds until September, 2014. As a supporting organization of the healthcare system it is expected that a significant portion of the funding will involve health related initiatives.
Grayzer has lived in Alamance County since 2000. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, and her Master of Health and Business Administration from Pfeiffer University. She is actively involved in the community through service on the Salvation Army Board of Advisors, Alamance Youth Leadership Academy and St. Marks Church. She resides in Elon with her husband and two children.