Traci Powell joined the Arthritis Research Institute of America as the Executor Director in December of 2015.

Her priority was to take the research results from the 25 years as ARIA and create programs and services that were evidence based to help Seniors suffering from Arthritis and other diseases of aging. Within 3 months, Traci created a new identity and brand that included a name change to the Arthritis and Wellness Institute and offered new programs and services for Seniors in the local Tampa Bay, Clearwater area.

Prior to joining AWI, Traci spent 6 years as the Founder and Executive Director of Visitation Management Services, a child advocacy center working in Family Law and providing mediation, co-parenting plans and supervised visitation services.

Traci has over 15 years in pharmaceuticals and medical sales management working for Fortune 500 companies such as Eli Lilly and Roche.

Priority has always been family and raising her 12 year old twin boys while spending over 30 years volunteering in the Tampa Bay community.  A Quote she likes to remember is from Dale Carnegie, “Most of us have more courage then we ever dreamed possible”.