Sonequa White

Operational Excellence Project Manager



As the Operational Excellence Project Manager, Sonequa is responsible for managing development, implementation, and adherence to the Foundation policies and processes, using learning and data-driven practices to ensure organizational processes and practices follow an equity-centric approach, and identifying, planning, and implementing process improvement projects to drive efficiency and culture change, with a focus on delivering exceptional experience for diverse community partners.

Sonequa joined the team in April of 2018 after working three and a half years as a Reconciliation Analyst at Blue Cross NC. Sonequa is an active member of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy and the North Carolina Network of Grantmakers as a member of the Emerging Leaders and Health Funders learning communities. Sonequa holds a BA in Comparative Human Development from the University of Chicago.

What I love about my work:
Working collaboratively with my team, feeling connected to a deeper mission in a tangible way, and learning North Carolina’s philanthropy landscape.

When not at my desk:
I am taking care of my babies, spending time with family, volunteering, playing tennis, and traveling.

Favorite thing about North Carolina:
The many similarities to my upbringing in Georgia - a slower pace of living, great food, and friendly people.