Christy Wallace Slater is a program officer for the New Orleans team with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Mich. In this role, she helps develop programming priorities; reviews and recommends proposals for funding; manages and monitors a portfolio of active grants; and designs and implements national grant initiatives, place-based work and multi-year projects that affect systematic change and program strategy in New Orleans.
Prior to joining the foundation, Slater served as the director of economic opportunity at the Foundation for Louisiana, served as program officer at ECD/Hope Community Credit Union, and as public investment project manager at the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development in New Orleans. She holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Louisiana State University.