The DC Greens Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Tiffany FitzGerald as the organization’s next Executive Director, following a national search led by Good Insight. FitzGerald begins her new role on July 27th.
“Since its founding, DC Greens has been a visionary organization working to build a healthier city and a more equitable food system. We could not be more excited to welcome Tiffany, or more confident in her ability to lead this work into the future,” said Dominique Hazzard, Board Chair of DC Greens.
FitzGerald brings more than 15 years of experience in fundraising for progressive causes centered in racial and economic justice. She is a Washingtonian— born in the District, raised in the region, and committed to agitating for grassroots social change in the city she calls home. Her skills and expertise will help advance policy and programs that center community members’ urgent and long-term needs.
“I’m deeply honored to join DC Greens and to add my voice to those of the community members, staff, board, and partners lifting up a demand for health equity across a range of factors that drive well-being. In a moment when our courts and decision makers seem uninterested in governing for the collective good—appear to be, in fact, hostile to the most vulnerable among us, right down to children—the opportunity for us to advance our own solutions based on our own values and our own vision of the society we want to live in is enormous. This has been the work of DC Greens since the organization started, and I’m grateful to be a part of it,” said FitzGerald.
About Tiffany FitzGerald
With an extensive background in nonprofit fundraising, administration, and capacity building, FitzGerald joins DC Greens after serving as an organizational development consultant specializing in creating leaderful, thriving cultures that embrace complexity and our full humanity.
Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in neighboring Prince George’s County, Maryland, Tiffany spent her formative years watching the city transform. She returned at the first opportunity, after graduating from the College of William & Mary with a BA in English.
Tiffany received additional education and mentorship from a community of elders and emerging movement leaders during tenures with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Folger Shakespeare Library, Community Change, Diverse City Fund, and Demos. There she led a foundation relations team to secure resources supporting policy advocacy, impact litigation, and grassroots campaigns across the country. Frustrated by the lack of investment in proximate community leaders—especially Black leaders—Tiffany started deepening her conversations with philanthropy around an intersectional analysis that organizing for social change remains grossly under-resourced both because it is pro-Black and fundamentally a type of care work.
Tiffany has lived in half of the city’s wards and currently calls Ward 1 home. She believes in freedom, rest, D.C. statehood, mutual aid, and that Chuck Brown’s 1999 album The Spirit of Christmas doesn’t get the respect or recognition it deserves.
About DC Greens
DC Greens advances health equity by creating cross-sector collaborations and advancing equitable, city-wide policy solutions to build a just and resilient food system. We do this work in solidarity with marginalized communities experiencing poverty and food insecurity. DC Greens believes that building resilient, just, and equitable food systems requires advancing equitable food policy that shifts the scale, scope, and nature of government investment and responsibility, cross-sector collaboration, and solidarity with directly-impacted communities.
About Good Insight
With a mission to connect good causes to great leaders, Good Insight is an executive search firm and governance consultancy serving the social sector. They plan leadership transitions, recruit talented senior executives, and strengthen boards of directors. Good Insight focuses on leadership searches for small and mid-sized nonprofits with a nationwide reach. To learn more, visit www.good-insight.org.