Adwoa Spencer

HEFN Position: 
Development and Operations Manager
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Adwoa Spencer has nearly two decades of development experience specializing in proposal writing, grants and relationship management, and strategic development for national, regional and community-based organizations. She is a dynamic leader who has led grant writing teams in fundraising including for immigrant advocacy and for various civic engagement and social justice initiatives.  Her work experience includes service with CASA de Maryland, USAction/USAction Education Fund, KaBOOM! Inc., WVSA arts connection/School for Arts in Learning, and the Capital Area Food Bank.

Adwoa has a Bachelor of Arts in English and African-American Studies from Wesleyan University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Health and Wellness Coaching from Maryland University of Integrative Health, formerly Tai Sophia.

Adwoa is the Interim Vice President of the Board of Directors for Jamii Translation and Language Partners. She is a former board member for the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT) and has served on the Prince Georges County (MD) NAACP Executive Committee. Adwoa provides health and wellness coaching to low-income and communities of color, LGBTQ individuals and families, and other marginalized communities.

What Inspires Me Most About Environmental Health and Justice: 

As a social justice activist and fundraiser, I am inspired by the dedication of activists and philanthropists to making positive change that will impact our families, communities and the planet.

Why I Love My Job: 

I love helping to bring people together to discuss common issues, share learning and create positive change.  I also enjoy finding solutions, strategic planning, and making things work.

When I'm Not at Work You Might Find Me: 

Playing with my pups, helping others help themselves through health coaching, and playing with yarn (crochet). 

Contact Me When: 

You have questions about grant proposals or reports or anything relating to HEFN's operations.

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