Tiffany Dawson



[Finance Manager]

Tiffany comes to Alternate Roots with 20+ years of finance and accounting experience in the corporate sector as well as a small business owner.  During her career, she has served as an external auditor with Ernst & Young and also provided financial reporting expertise to several Fortune 100 companies.  She has always had a passion for financial literacy and the nonprofit arena as a result of her upbringing and desire to give back.

With undergraduate degrees in accounting and political science from Tuskegee University, she is excited about the intersectionality between finance and the social arena as a way to “lift others as we climb” and to always lead with humility and empathy.  One of her favorite quotes is from Booker T. Washington, “Character, not circumstances, makes the man”.

Tiffany resides in Atlanta, Georgia, and is the proud mother of four birth children and two furbabies.  In her spare time, she serves as her daughter’s Girl Scout troop leader and lead advisor for her adult children while actively serving in her local community.

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.