Natalia Valenzuela Swanson joined the Mary Black Foundation in March 2015. She works as the Program Director for the Healthy Eating | Active Living focus area at the Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Natalia worked at the Upstate Workforce Investment Board as the Associate Director and served on the board of a local non-profit working to make Spartanburg a vibrant, connected and healthy community. Natalia completed the United Way Non-Profit Fellowes Program, as well as Leadership Spartanburg.
Natalia has a Master of City and Regional Planning Degree from Clemson University and a Bachelor Degree from Columbia College. She is a native of Ecuador and her husband is from South Dakota.