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Ranata Reeder

Vice President, Knowledge and Equity

Leads the team responsible for relying on data and community input to guide efforts to build a thriving and equitable community.


Ranata Reeder

Ranata Reeder, MA, is Vice President of Knowledge and Equity. In this role, Ranata will rely on data and community input to guide efforts to build a thriving and equitable community in partnership with nonprofit, private, civic and government leaders.

As a member of the leadership team, Ranata will complement the foundation’s long-term, multi-generational investments in human services, education, and cultural pursuits, which are led by our Community Impact Team. Together, these data-informed and input-guided teams will offer insights and knowledge to individuals and families who have a trusted partnership with the Community Foundation to advise on their philanthropic investment goals.

Ranata is a nonprofit leader with more than 14 years of experience leading initiatives to bring equitable outcomes to communities in the southeastern United States through arts, economic innovation, housing and public health. Ranata holds a Master’s degree in community-based research from the University of North Carolina - Greensboro and has been an applicant reviewer for national leadership program “Culture of Health Leaders” offered by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Outside of work, Ranata enjoys gardening, baking, taking walks by the water, and relearning how to play the piano.