Tricia Benson is the Chief Engagement Officer for the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. In this role, she will cultivate and champion strategic partnerships, advance collaboration, oversee special projects, and seek philanthropic opportunities that advance the mission and strategic priorities of Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing (NHWSN). The initial project includes the renovation of 250 Ponce de Leon in Decatur to include simulation facilities and initiatives in partnership with Emory Healthcare nursing leadership.
Tricia earned a master’s degree in nursing from the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University. Earlier in her career, Tricia held several roles at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta including the Director of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Over time, Tricia developed successful fundraising skills and moved into philanthropy. Most recently she worked for the national office of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as Senior Director of Planned Giving, Annual Fund and Direct Response. Her other roles include Director of Foundation Relations and Planned Giving at the Human Rights Campaign and Program Director at Camp Sunshine.
Tricia lives in Decatur, Georgia with her wife Amy and two children, Riley and Will.