Victoria Reese, MPA

Institute Co-Founder & Director

Victoria is the founder of ChangeWorks LLC ~ Coaching & Nonprofit Consulting a company specializing in building human and organizational capacity. With 30 years of mission-driven work encompassing equity, social justice, and expanding economic opportunities for vulnerable populations, Victoria has been at the forefront of many community development issues. She has developed many programs, obtained a federal charter to operate a credit union, and spent 4+ years focusing her energy on creating strategies to decrease disparities in maternal and infant child health. She has a niche for moving programs from inception to fruition. She is actively engaged in the community serving on numerous agency boards, committees, coalitions, and grantmaking bodies. Victoria has experience with organizations at every stage of the nonprofit lifecycle and specializes in individual and peer coaching, organizational development, strategic planning, board development, fund development, and program development strategies. Victoria holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University and has two passions: Building capacity within nonprofits and awakening the purpose in women enabling them to walk boldly and authentically in the world. She is a certified professional coach, and has wide-ranging facilitation instruction from Thinking Collaborative and the Interaction Institute for Social Change and holds a certificate in fund raising management from The Fund Raising School.