Mid Central Community Action (MCCA) Board of Directors has announced the unanimous approval of the appointment of Tami Foley as MCCA’s new Executive Director (ED) effective August 2, 2021.
Following the sudden loss of Executive Director, Deborah White, IACAA sat down to have a candid conversation with Tami on continuing a legacy as the successor of Deborah White:
Q. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role?
A. I have worked in many collaborations to ensure the community is aware of our mission and to strengthen partnerships that will enhance our mission. I look forward to expanding this work and bringing new partnerships to the organization.
Q. What plans do you have to continue the legacy of Deb White in the future?
A. I knew Deb’s vision for the future of MCCA and had worked by her side for years to start many of the initiatives and bring those initiatives to life. I will continue to lead this organization to fulfill her and the boards’ vision.
Q. What do you enjoy the most about your new role?
A. I love that MCCA is a hand up and not a hand out. The fact that we educate clients, tenants, or residents of our programs, then we equip them with resources to make the change and empower them to go and achieve their goals. The vast special programming we have here allows us to help so many more in our community reach their life goals whether it is healthy relationships, finances, homes, or neighborhoods; we are here to walk through their journey together reminding them they are not alone.
Congratulations on your new position Tami!
Tami has over 15 years of experience in Human Resources and Organizational Compliance. Leaving corporate America to join the non-profit sector in 2015, she has since earned her SHRM-CP (Society of Human Resources Management Certified Professional). She has worked with all departments at MCCA to ensure MCCA is also compliant with all grant regulations.
Tami encourages and assists leadership and staff towards their professional development goals. She is a member of the League of Women Voters, has served on Heartland Head Start’s Policy Council, and has been the staff representative to MCCA’s Board Bylaws and Membership Committee and Board Housing Committee.