We assist and empower communities with persistent health disparities through family centered care and provide a compass towards self-sufficiency and stability.

We positively impact the overall health and wellness of those who have experienced barriers to quality health care and provide an advantage in overcoming substandard environmental circumstances.

The primary goal of The Katie Blessing Foundation is to provide funding and access to medical care services for uninsured and underinsured patients and reduce disparities to quality health care access.

  • Assist and empower individuals who have experienced greater obstacles in managing their health through family centered care
  • Eliminate barriers to health care access due to substandard environmental circumstances and costs
  • Ensure equitable access to communities with persistent health disparities

Guiding our Way.



Amber Tracewell, a West Virginia native, has a Master’s in Public Administration with a specialization in Healthcare Administration and Nonprofit Management. Her passion for the nonprofit healthcare sector began while working with the West Virginia University School of Medicine Center on Aging.


Amber’s 16+ years of nonprofit leadership experience includes organizations such as Carolina Breast Friends, American Lung Association of N.C., The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Gaston County, and Matthews Free Medical Clinic.


Amber also sits on the advisory council of Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte, which has raised more than $6 million for local breast cancer charities.


The Katie Blessing Foundation’s diverse leadership team and board members possess a tremendous amount of experience in health care and community service


Rep. Beverly Miller Earle is a former Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's 101st House district, including constituents in Mecklenburg County. She is the former First Vice Chair for the North Carolina Democratic Party and was the Democratic Whip in the House.


Rafael Rodriguez led the Interactive Media Department for Norsan Multimedia, the largest Hispanic Media conglomerate in the Southeast, offering coverage in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. Named to the position in 2010, he is responsible for strategies that deliver and integrate all aspects of Online & Social Media experience for this communication platform that combine Radio, Print, and Online products.


Irving B. Sawyers, Jr. brings over 30 years of healthcare experience to the including 4 years in LTAC hospitals, over 10 years in general acute care hospitals, over 10 years in acute psychiatric and chemical dependency hospitals, 5 years in a residential treatment facility for the treatment of male juvenile sex offenders and 
4 years in leadership of hospital operating companies, including Director of Operations for a multi-hospital system in Saudi Arabia.


During his 30 year career, Julius served as CEO and COO for a series of healthcare systems and hospitals around the nation. He also serves as a trusted curator to leading clergy of the African American faith community. Within his role, Julius provides strategic consulting to the leadership team related to growth opportunities and health disparity awareness.


For 20 years, Sandra Lee has been using her professionalism, personal experience and training as an Advanced Practitioner Divorce Mediator and Divorce Coach with the esteemed International Alternative Conflict of Resolutions organization, Certified Divorce Mediator and Collaborative Divorce Coach through the distinguished International Collaborative Professionals organization.


Sen. Robert P. Bryan III is an American politician and attorney serving as a former member of the North Carolina Senate for the 39th district. A Republican, he served as a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives from Mecklenburg County from 2013 until 2016. After leaving the House, Bryan accepted an appointment to the UNC Board of Governors and also served in the North Carolina Senate.


3921 Tuckaseegee Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28208

The Katie Blessing Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization operating as a public charity (EIN 87-2775360). Click here for our 501(c)(3) Determination Letter. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.