The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
Sherece Y. West-Scantlebury is President and CEO of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, which focuses on economic development; education; and economic, racial and social justice in Arkansas. Involved in philanthropy for almost 20 years, Dr. West-Scantlebury served as CEO at the Foundation for Louisiana and as Program Associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Dr. West-Scantlebury is active in a number of nonprofits and philanthropy organizations, including: Association of Black Foundation Executives; Bank of the Ozarks; Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families; National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy; and the Rural Policy Research Institute Center for Rural Entrepreneurship. She has been awarded with the 2010 Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Center on Community Philanthropy, University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service Center.
Dr. West-Scantlebury holds a B.A. from Bowie State University, an M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.