Danielle Spratley

Chief Equity Learning Officer
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As Chief Equity Learning Officer, Danielle takes a lead role in the Foundation's internal equity work, in coordination with staff and board members. She designs and facilitates board and staff learning to ensure MRBF's culture is strong, and its work is guided by the fullest understanding of the Southern context and issues that affect the people and places the Foundation serves. Danielle serves on the equity, program and management teams, and manages a portfolio of grants. 

Before joining the Foundation, Danielle served as the Director of Programs and Strategy at Village of Wisdom. Danielle provided organizational leadership around program development, organizational development and strategy, and training design. For several years, Danielle has also worked as a consultant helping organizations develop anti-racist strategy and analysis.

Prior to her work at Village of Wisdom, Danielle was a program manager and AmeriCorps Program Director for MDC, where she co-founded and co-led the organization’s racial equity team. 

Danielle has been a Friday Fellow and a North Carolina Arts Council Fellow. Danielle studied comparative literature at Princeton University, and received her MFA in creative writing from Hollins University. Danielle enjoys playing and coaching roller derby, writing poetry and fiction, and spending time with her partner, Becca, and their dogs, Goosebumps and Cedar.