Maria Smith Dautruche

Manager, H.E.A.L. Together
Maria Smith Dautruche (she/her/hers) manages H.E.A.L. (Honest Education Action & Leadership) Together at Race Forward. Her most recent professional positions were at the National Urban League, Smithsonian Institution, and National Black Child Development Institute. Maria is a Leading Organizer with PURPOSE Productions and is the inaugural director of the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester's Center for Racial Equity. Maria co-founded New Voices for Reproductive Justice, was a 2018 Independent Sector NGen Fellow, and is a current Data for Black Lives board member and Awesome Foundation NYC Trustee. Maria is the only daughter of immigrants from Jamaica, and she grew up in money earnin' Mount Vernon, NY.