Tracy is the Executive Director of The Children’s Trust Foundation
Favorite beverage: Vodka Martini with olives, preferably Tito’s or Belvedere, please
Tracy has been a leader in the Puget Sound community for 15 years as an active participant in variety of Puget Sound nonprofit organizations. To name a few, she has served as the President of the King County Washington Women Lawyers, an executive board member of Legal Voice, and the boards of Washington Women Lawyers and UW Women’s Center. She has volunteered with a number of nonprofit organizations including the Bellevue Philharmonic, PONCHO, SAM, DIFFA-Seattle, and the UW Women’s Center.
Tracy has worked on behalf of Washington, youth, families, and victims of domestic violence for the nearly 10 years, contributing to the following publications focused on juvenile and criminal justice: Washington: An Assessment of Access to Counsel and Quality of Representation in Juvenile Offender Matters and Beyond the Conviction: What Defense Attorneys in Washington State Need to Know About Collateral and Other Non-Confinement Consequences of Criminal Convictions. She also participated in a workgroup of the Washington State Supreme Court Gender and Justice Commission to author a bench guide for Washington judges focused on The Hague Convention on International Child Abduction and the special issues surrounding victims of domestic violence.
Before joining Children’s Trust Foundation, Tracy developed a strong track record for business development and fundraising, working with several of Seattle’s most prominent businesses and nonprofits, including the Seattle Art Museum, Amazon.com, and, more recently, Foodista.com. After graduating from Seattle University School of Law, magna cum laude, Tracy clerked at the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division I, for the Honorable Susan R. Agid, practiced commercial litigation, and more recently worked as an Assistant Deputy Prosecuting Attorney at the King County Prosecutor’s Office. Tracy lives in Capitol Hill with her husband, John Chase, with whom she shares a passion for travel, sailing, wine, and food. In her free time, she is a contributing editor to and board member of Foodista.com, the online cooking encyclopedia everyone can edit.