Bio: Kristy Trautmann

  • Executive Director, FISA Foundation

    Kristy Trautmann has served as executive director of FISA Foundation since 2010. FISA is a charitable grantmaking foundation that provides grants to nonprofit organizations in southwestern Pennsylvania to improve the lives of women, girls, and people with disabilities. Under Trautmann’s leadership, FISA has undertaken regional initiatives to end cycles of domestic and sexual violence, empower girls (particularly girls of color) to reach their full potential, promote accessibility among arts and cultural organizations, and improve access to health care for people with disabilities.

    Prior to working at FISA, Trautmann led financial empowerment programming at the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh and provided community education and training at Pittsburgh Action Against Rape. She is the founder of Southwest PA Says No More, an effort to prevent domestic and sexual violence, and is founder and former co-chair of the Girls Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Trautmann also serves on the board of directors of 21 and Able (a United Way initiative focused on improving the transition to adulthood and employment for young adults with disabilities), UPMC’s Disability Resource Center, and the Finance Committee for Grant-makers of Western Pennsylvania.