Tam was introduced to church and God in her youth but was not raised in the church. As an adult in her late 20s she surrendered to Christ and began her steady Walk. This was after a series of repeated wrong steps were taken and God showing her repeated mercy, grace, and favor.
With a renewed commitment to God, she would automatically aid others in any way that she could-having known what it is like to be on various levels of the totem pole. Throughout the years this grew into her being led to opportunities to minister to those in spiritual, emotional, and mental need. This sprang from her being able to connect with folks and meeting them where they were at.
Additional phases of self-actualization took place within Tam bringing her to the point of full and total surrender to God and His Will for her life. With this being done she has vowed to use the favor over her life to aid the next person in building their Walk with Christ.
Tam is a member of the Seminole County Chapter for the NAACP and newly elected Prison Committee Chair. She is a Women Empowerment Specialist for Wombversity. She is a member of the FL Rising-State Leadership Council and the Eatonville Chamber of Commerce. Tamara is a Central FL Legislative Liaison for the National Alopecia Areata Foundation and a Board Member for the Central FL Alopecia Support Group.
She is a Board of Directors member and the Governance Committee Chair for the Center for Independent Living. She is a Mentor for Postpartum Support International and is a Peer Specialist. Tam sat on the SemDems Diversity & Inclusion Committee and is their Outgoing Secretary. She is the Past President for the National Organization for Women-Seminole County Chapter and the past Co-Chair, for the Alzheimer’s Association (Central & North Florida Chapter) The Longest Day Committee. Tamara is also a member of the Project Management Institute-Orlando Chapter and the American Society for Quality-Orlando Chapter.
Tamara has collectively over 20 years of experience in supervising programs, managing compliance regulations, and overseeing payer contracts. Tam has worked as a NY State Certified Physical Therapy Aide, has her AAS as a Medical Assistant, her BBA in Health Services Administration and has her MS in Human Services with a Concentration in Social Policy, Analysis and Planning. She has been the face of business development, overseen portfolios netted in the millions, and is known as an innovative thinker.
Tam has a knack for identifying inefficiencies, leading project teams and creating or revamping business processes. Staying true to her dedication of the work she performs, Tamara has taken strides in the areas of process improvement by obtaining additional training in the segments of Program Management, Quality Management, and Six Sigma. She is certified in Project Management Essentials and is Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certified. She also holds certificates in Case Management, Co-Occurring Disorders and Addiction Counseling. She is an active Mentor for Postpartum Support International and is a Peer Specialist.