As Project and Operations Manager for Active Living By Design, Casey Allred handles the day-to-day office functions, fiscal health and interactions with staff, grantees, mission partners and key stakeholders. She also manages events, meetings and trainings for ALBD and its funded initiatives. Casey enjoys developing and maintaining relationships and networks among diverse professionals in the active living and healthy eating fields, as well as the opportunity to become more knowledgeable about the various disciplines represented.
Previously, Casey was Project Coordinator at ALBD and managed organization-wide events and conferences as well as external relationships with grantees, grant applicants and vendors. She also coordinated grantee learning network activities, administrative and reporting requirements and special projects such as satisfaction surveys and staff training opportunities.
Prior to joining ALBD, Casey was Events Coordinator at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She also served as Intern in the Office of External Affairs, providing administrative and project management support to the School’s alumni, development and communications related activities.
She earned a B.S. in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A North Carolina native, Casey enjoys spending time with family and friends, entertaining guests at her home and reading celebrity gossip.
Growing up in a small rural community where everyone was either related or knew one another provided a safe environment for both biking and walking. It was a rare occasion to see an unfamiliar car in our neighborhood. My parents both worked full-time, which meant I was responsible for getting to and from friends’ homes, the store, church and basically anywhere I wanted to go. As a carefree ten-year old biking to various places, I did not worry about wearing a helmet, traffic, or crime and safety concerns. Biking meant freedom to come and go, freedom to choose my destination and freedom to choose my own destiny. As an adult and parent, what I once knew as a way of life is now a thing of the past. While there is work still to be done, I believe the lessons learned from the communities with whom we work will help create healthier communities for generations to come.