Tiki joins the world of academia after enjoying a long career in the nonprofit world. Her grandmother instilled a passion and commitment to help those in need in her at a young age. As a result, Tiki decided to address the social and economic injustices she witnessed by working to provide people with access to the resources needed to making a positive change in their lives.
Prior to joining the FFORC team at HPDP, Tiki successfully directed an innovative program that addressed the social determinants of health at the United Way of the Greater Triangle. Her previous work also included managing a statewide network of free tax preparation providers as well as a pioneering public benefits access program.
In her role at HPDP, Tiki is responsible for the day-to-day management of the FFORC team’s budget. Additionally, Tiki is the project manager for the Community Circles project. A new project, Community Circles, enables community residents to address poverty and racism’s effect on their access to healthy foods through a series of facilitated conversations.
Tiki obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Elizabeth City State University and a Master’s in Public Administration from NC Central University. She lives in Chapel Hill with her beautiful daughter Dorean, handsome son David and adorable grand-doggy Mikey.