Tamela Veronique began her career in the nonprofit world as a volunteer with the American Red Cross over 20 years ago. That experience fueled her passion. She has worn many hats as a volunteer with several nonprofits; as a strategic planner, grant writer, fundraiser, coach, program developer, organizational assessor, facilitator, trainer, and mentor. She spent seven years of her career as a sales representative for an educational publishing company.
She has a passion for connecting with underrepresented communities, listening and accepting their truths, and interpreting their genuine experiences into palatable chunks for decision-makers. She has put her passion into works by:
During the 2020 Presidential Election, she partnered with local nonprofits and hosted a series of election townhalls helping voters understand their ballot.
She has served as Chair of the Community Life Commission for the City of Pomona and Board Treasurer for the YWCA, San Gabriel Valley. She also served as the President of the African American Parent Advisory Council for Pomona Unified School District, Education Chair for the NAACP Pomona Valley Branch, and a member of the College for All Coalition.
She brings all this experience to her work as the Principal of T. Veronique Consulting. This boutique nonprofit consulting firm helps nonprofits and for-profit businesses across a wide variety of sectors to have a solid foundation to build on for long-term health and impact. This enables them to have a more straightforward path in pursuit of their mission.
She has returned to school as a graduate student in the Master of Public Administration program.
My Favorite Things:
I am a boy-mom and enjoy spending time with my handsome two sons and grandsons. I am an avid hiker and one day hope to hike the Camino de Santiago in Spain and the Amedzofe Peaks in Ghana, Africa. My happiest place of all is catching a sunset or a sunrise.
* Veronique is my middle name, it is French for Veronica.