Community Affairs Team

Froswa’ Booker-Drew, PhD | Vice-President of Community Affairs & Strategic Alliances

Froswa’ Booker-Drew has an extensive background in nonprofit management, partnership development, training, and education. She is currently the Director of Community Affairs & Strategic Alliances for the State Fair of Texas. Formerly the National Community Engagement Director for World Vision, she served as a catalyst, partnership broker, and capacity-builder of local partners in multiple locations across the U.S. to improve and sustain the well-being of children and their families. Froswa’ was the emcee for Movement Day Greater Dallas (2014, 2015), an event that brought together 1000+ Christians to solve for social issues in the DFW area.

She was a part of the documentary, Friendly Captivity, a film that follows a cast of seven women from Dallas to India. She is the recipient of several honors including semi-finalist for the SMU TED Talks in 2012, 2012 Outstanding African American Alumni Award from the University of Texas at Arlington, 2009 Woman of the Year Award by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and was awarded Diversity Ambassador for the American Red Cross. Froswa’ graduated with a PhD in Leadership and Change with a focus on social capital and relational leadership from Antioch University. She attended the Jean Baker Miller Institute at Wellesley for training in Relational Cultural Theory and has completed facilitator training on Immunity to Change based on the work of Kegan and Lahey of Harvard. She has also completed training through UNICEF on Equity Based Evaluations. She is the author of two workbooks for women – “Ready for a Revolution: 30 Days to Jolt Your Life” and “Rules of Engagement: Making Connections Last.” Froswa’ was a workshop presenter at the United Nations in June 2013 on the Access to Power. She was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Antioch University and is an adjunct professor at Lancaster Bible College/Capital Seminary and the University of North Texas at Dallas. She is a writer for several publications around the world. Froswa’ is also one of the founding directors of HERitage Giving Fund, the first African-American giving circle in Texas.

Natalynne Walton | Manager of Education and Advocacy for Community Affairs & Strategic Alliances

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