Trenae Simpson is the Manager of Grants and Programs at the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, formerly the DentaQuest Foundation. In this role, Trenae works with a team of two Grants and Programs Associates who support the development and implementation of its relational grant-making strategy and works most closely with national grantees and partners across the country. Leveraging a more engaged approach to grant-making, the grants team provides funding, strategic guidance, capacity-building opportunities, and targeted learning focused on health equity and social justice.
Prior to joining DentaQuest in 2014, Trenae was a Research Assistant at the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, a membership organization that provides professional development opportunities and knowledge resources for corporate citizenship practitioners. She contributed to monthly blogs and the development of the Center’s knowledge tools.
She received her Masters of Business Administration from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and her Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University. Her professional interests continue to be focused on social justice, equity, and community engagement.