Having served as president of Humanities Foundation since she co-founded the organization with her husband in 1992, Tracy has decades of service in the development of affordable housing, as well as real estate development and investment experience in the private sector. After receiving a Baccalaureate degree in nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina, Tracy worked for twelve years in critical care and emergency medicine and was the executive director for Hospice of Charleston for three years. After leaving the medical profession Tracy obtained her Real Estate Brokers license and Securities Series 7 license and worked with James Doran Company in the marketing, development and financing of multifamily apartments as well as commercial properties.
In 1991, Tracy headed up the Housing Development Committee for the City of Charleston’s Mayor’s Council on Homelessness and Affordable Housing and later chaired the Mayor’s Council for one year. Upon co-founding the Humanities Foundation, Tracy has served as Executive Director and now President of that organization and through her leadership has produced more than 2,000 units of affordable housing in South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Louisiana. She also facilitated the creation of a homelessness prevention program, Shelternet, which has helped over 25,000 individuals and families at risk of losing their homes. She chaired the Public Policy Committee and served as Vice President of the SC Affordable Housing Coalition. She currently serves on the Service Delivery Committee of the South Carolina Long-Term Care Task Force.
Tracy serves as Vice-President of St. Jude Farms; a family owned agribusiness located in the heart of the ACE basin with a strong commitment to quality, sustainability and regional sourcing. The company is a producer, purveyor and distributer of fine seafood and currently serves more than 300 restaurants in the lowcountry of South Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia.