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Dr. Tiffany Manuel

President and CEO

Tiffany (DrT) Manuel (she/her) is founder and CEO of TheCaseMade. She has worked with thousands of passionate social changemakers, innovators and adaptive leaders around the United States who are building better, stronger communities that are diverse, equitable and inclusive. She is the author of Case Made! 10 Powerful Leadership Principles that Win Hearts, Change Minds, and Grow Impact as well as many reports, journal articles and scholarly papers.

DrT grew up in Detroit, Michigan during one of the most turbulent times in the city’s history. It was because of the challenges of that experience that she champions better policy, programs, investments and services that can transform our cities and communities for the better.  It is also the reason that DrT has worked to expand opportunity, equity and inclusion through 25+ years of professional and volunteer experience spanning the private and non-profit sectors, government and academia.


Trained as a social scientist in quantitative and qualitative methods, she is passionate about translating the insights harvested from her research and practice to improve our ability to build public will around the critical issues that matter most. She holds doctorate and master’s degrees in public policy from the University of Massachusetts Boston, a master’s degree in political science from Purdue University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago.

DrT has serves on numerous nonprofit and social-impact boards, such as Shelterforce Magazine, KaBoom!, Rebuilding Together, and the Redress Movement. She is a lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, an African American public service sorority.

See a sample of DrT's research and publications.

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