Tracy Bowen serves as Executive Director of the Integrative Health Policy Consortium (IHPC). She is a seasoned nonprofit executive with a successful background building and managing partner coalitions. During her two-decade career leading organizations, she has developed proven skills in coalition building, advocacy, government affairs, public relations, communications, strategic planning, human resources, board and organizational development, fundraising and financial management.
Prior to joining IHPC, Tracy worked independently as a consultant and strategic advisor for numerous organizations, including Center for a New American Dream, Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood and the Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable. Tracy spent twelve years as Executive Director of the Alice Ferguson Foundation, growing the organization ten-fold and launching the highly successful multi-sector, cross-jurisdictional Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative which five state governors and 167 local and national legislators worked together with a broad network of grassroots groups, students, federal, state and city agencies to enact regulation (TMDL for Trash), legislation (Bag Fees). market-based approaches and public education campaigns focused on cleaning up the Potomac Watershed. She also initiated the development of the Potomac Watershed Study Center, an environmental education complex designed to meet the Living Building Challenge.
Tracy began her tenure in Washington, D.C. working in electoral politics, fundraising and public relations with U.S. Senator Carl Levin, the Podesta Associates and many national and local electoral campaigns. Tracy’s passion for the mission of IHPC, was sparked by her experiences during her first early career as an emergency medical technician in a busy Detroit Area Trauma Center, and she has nurtured through her lifelong commitment to integrative and holistic health. Tracy holds a B.A. in International Relations from Michigan State University’s James Madison College and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University.