Tiki T. Windley joins the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation with more than 16 years of serving in the nonprofit sector, helping underserved residents attain the resources needed to create the change they wanted to see in their communities. Her grandmother instilled a passion and commitment to help those in need in her at a young age. As a result, Tiki decided to address the social and economic injustices she witnessed by working to provide people with access to the resources needed to make a positive change in their lives.
In her role at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP), Tiki was responsible for the day-to-day budget management for both the Carolina Hunger Initiative (CHI) and Food, Fitness, and Opportunity Collaborative (FFORC) teams. She also contributed to program planning for the CHI team and was the project manager for the Community Circles project through FFORC. Community Circles enabled community residents to address poverty and racism’s effect on their access to healthy foods through a series of facilitated conversations and resident-created and implemented action plans.
Prior to joining HPDP, Tiki successfully directed an innovative program that addressed the social determinants of health at the United Way of the Greater Triangle. Her previous work also included managing a statewide network of free tax preparation providers as well as a pioneering public benefits access program at MDC.
Tiki obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Elizabeth City State University and a Master’s in Public Administration from NC Central University. She has a daughter, Dorean, a son, David, and an adorable grand-doggy Mikey. Tiki lives in Chapel Hill.
Tiki can help provide more information about:
- ZSR's Community-Based Strategy.