L.E.A.P. is pleased to announce this exciting and well-deserved staff promotion. In 2015 Traci Ross joined L.E.A.P., a non-profit, Community Action agency that has served all of Washington County for more than 50 years. In her former role at L.E.A.P. as Director of Head Start/Early Head Start programs she instituted a professional development model for staff, developed a strategic program plan with 5-year goals focusing on community and family engagement and secured funding to teach health literacy skills to parents and guardians in the areas of child physical, dental and mental health.
Ross was the driving force in creating a leadership project that led to the renaming and rebranding of the agency to improve mission exposure and agency visibility in the service community. “We are so very pleased to have Traci, a 20–year veteran of the human services industry, now at the helm of our organization. She is highly motivated, creative and extremely competent in strategic and organizational planning,” said Al Nolette, L.E.A.P. board chairperson. Ross will continue to build the L.E.A.P network and bring the much-needed services to Washington County.
Volunteer accomplishments include serving on the executive committee for three local non-profit boards, an ad hoc fundraiser for Make-A-Wish and is a mentor to new Head Start directors through the Director Mentor Program with the National Head Start office and UCLA Anderson School of Business Management.
Ross resides in Washington County with her husband Michael, and their dog Bella.