Tonya Bailey serves as the Development Specialist at Wacif, where she applied her 18 + years of experience as a leader in poverty reduction and community development initiatives. Working with a statewide hunger relief effort, at the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, she served two terms with AmeriCorps, as an AmeriCorps VISTA member and VISTA Leader, where she began creating systems to evaluate program outcomes and the collective impact. Tonya is an efficiency expert, who aims to implement result-based planning and strengthen strategic partnerships. In addition to creating and implementing systems to overhaul the investment process, she has designed innovative protocols to better capture organizational return on investment.
Tonya has consulted with over 300 organizations to implement grant writing, reporting, evaluation procedures, and development planning. Ms. Bailey has extensive experience with coalition building in communities and creating public-private partnerships. She attended Bowling Green State University where she earned a Master’s of Public Administration Degree, specializing in Economic Development, and has completed 30 hours toward a Master’s degree in Economics. Tonya is passionate about the fusion of poverty reduction and community building to galvanize significant change for our community.