Ronnie Galvin is a leading voice in the region and around the country on issues of racial equity and reparative justice. He has committed his life’s work to community building, community organizing, and social change. Ronnie began his community building career in Atlanta, Georgia working as a part of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Neighborhood Transformation Unit at the Atlanta Civic Site. As the Civic Site’s Senior Community Builder, Ronnie facilitated efforts to activate resident power to inspire participation in the planning and building of a 31-acre transit-oriented and sustainable development project in Southside Atlanta.
Ronnie is the former Managing Director of Community Investment at The Greater Washington Community Foundation, Previously, Ronnie served as the Vice-President for Racial Equity and the Democratic Economy at The Democracy Collaborative, In this work, he and his team helped advanced the Collaborative's work to interrogate, reimagine, and redesign local and regional economic systems to that they produce justice, equity, sustainability, and broadly held wealth. He is also the former Executive Director at IMPACT Silver Spring.
Ronnie earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Citadel Military College of South Carolina and a Masters of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.