Dr. Traymanesha Lamy serves as Senior Director of Programs and Advocacy at Community Catalyst, a national health advocacy organization dedicated to advancing a movement for health equity and justice. In this role, Traymanesha oversees program integration for building and implementing new strategic initiatives, supports organization-wide health policy and advocacy goals, and works with Community Catalyst programs to strengthen capacity and power-building efforts with community-based partners in 49 states.
Traymanesha Lamy is also the co-chair for the Newark STEAM Coalition, a cross-sector collaborative established in 2016 to increase access to STEAM pathways from pre-K to career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Newark STEAM Coalition is one of 100 STEM Learning Ecosystems across the globe and one of six communities in New Jersey to participate in a statewide campaign to reimagine STEM learning and prepare New Jersey’s future workforce for STEM fields. Traymanesha has over two decades of experience in youth and community development launching cross-sector collaboratives and coalitions, and designing innovative community-based programs. She has worked closely with community stakeholders to establish shared vision and co-develop strategies for implementing collective impact initiatives. Prior to joining Community Catalyst, Traymanesha worked to increase access to resources for underestimated youth and families while serving simultaneously as the Director of Education for United Way, founder of Newark Thrives!, and co-chair for the Newark STEAM Coalition.
Traymanesha holds a BA in Psychology with minors in Childhood Studies and African American Studies from Rutgers University-Camden, and a PhD in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy from Michigan State University. She considers herself a research practitioner and values lifelong learning within the community.