Senior Specialist for Health Initiatives
Tiffiney Gray is experienced in project management, fundraising & development, grants administration, and participatory research. Over her career, she has partnered with a broad base of community organizations and institutions to advance youth development, education, and health & well-being.
Tiffiney formerly worked as a research and development officer at Jackson State University, where she designed and secured funding for programs supporting early childhood education, minority student retention, and campus wellness. She was previously director of The Salvation Army Corps Community Center in Jackson, Mississippi, a resource for children and families providing after-school enrichment and cultural programming. Recently, Tiffiney managed multiple community-engaged research (CEnR) projects at the Medical College of Wisconsin to include Community Health Improvement for Milwaukee’s Children (CHIMC), Earlier Is Better (EIB), and Milwaukee Prevention of Opioid Misuse through Peer Training (Milwaukee PROMPT), with funding support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Foundation, Pfizer Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Also at MCW, Tiffiney supported graduate student and medical resident learning as coordinator for the Community Pediatrics Training Initiative (CPTI) and the Community Health Improvement III Course in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Tiffiney completed her Master’s degree in sociology at the University of Mississippi and has a longstanding passion for social justice and advancing health equity.