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Tracy Fischman Tracy Fischman
Executive Director AccountAbility Minnesota (AAM)

Tracy Fischman joined AccountAbility Minnesota (AAM) as executive director in July 2009, immediately after moving to the Twin Cities from Chicago. AA M assists Minnesotans to move out of poverty by providing pathways to increase income, build assets and become financially secure, and by advocating for change that breaks down barriers to financial success. They do so by providing free tax assistance and related financial services in the Twin Cities Metro area, and also by training other organizations across the state to provide these vital services.

Prior to working with AccountAbility Minnesota, Tracy served as a consultant to non-profit, philanthropic, and political organizations, providing strategic campaign, project management, and organizational development services. Tracy has a long history of fostering social justice, with more than 18 years of experience in public health, HIV/AIDS, civil rights, and womenís rights. She has an extensive background in policy and advocacy, as well as organizational planning and development. Tracy has worked for organizations such as Planned Parenthood of Illinois as the vice president for public policy, and the Chicago Department of Public Healthís STD/HIV/AIDS Division as the director of policy and legislative affairs.

Tracy has served on a number of boards, including: Girlís Best Friend Foundation, Illinois Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, Citizen Action of Illinois, and Communities Advocating Emergency AIDS Relief. Tracy holds a bachelorís degree from Macalester College in Minnesota and a masterís degree in Public Policy from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.