Shana Bartley, Policy Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Shana Bartley is a policy officer for the W. K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) in Battle Creek, Michigan. In this role, she supports the foundation’s efforts to promote thriving children, working families, and equitable communities. Bartley works as member of the Policy Core Team as well as the Policy Chapter, with Robb Gray, director of policy-advocacy, serving as her nearest leader. Bartley is responsible for contributing to the development and implementation of the foundation’s policy-advocacy strategy; this is accomplished by identifying and securing opportunities for affecting positive systemic change within communities.
Throughout her career, Bartley has committed to supporting movements for equity and liberation as well as systems that center people. Prior to joining WKKF in May 2021, Bartley was the director of community partnerships for income security and child care/early learning at the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, D.C. As director, Bartley facilitated the development and advancement of cross-cutting policies and programs that support women’s and families’ economic security and access to opportunity.
Other earlier positions include executive director at DC Action for Children where she led research and policy advocacy work on child care, maternal child health, and child welfare. She also served as the senior program coordinator at the Young Women’s Project in Washington, D.C.
Bartley holds a Master of Science in public health, health policy from Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis.