On March 14, He is Me Institute welcomed its first Chief Operations Officer, Tomica McDonald. In her new role, Tomica is responsible for Financial Management and Compliance, Data Strategy, Employee Retention and Human Resources, as well as Technology Management.
Tomica brings a wealth of experience to her new position–more than 20 years of leadership in strategic planning and project management, and three years as executive director of a nonprofit that provided direct humanitarian services in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. Tomica is known as a systematic problem solver and has a reputation for building relationships and finding solutions.
Tomica is the mother of twin boys, Chase and Chance. As a parent to teenage boys, Tomica has a deep personal interest in He is Me’s mission. Her first week on the job, she says, “He Is Me Institute feels like home. To be a part of a movement that is changing lives on such a grand scale is humbling and purposeful.” She said she is excited that her experience at He is Me will provide additional insight into how to continue to shape and mold brilliant young men who operate with a spirit of excellence as they matriculate through life.
Tomica’s extensive background in technology will serve He is Me well, especially as it expands to several sites. Tomica earned an Associate’s degree from Louisiana Tech University in Business Technology, and then a B.S. in Computer Information Systems. She is currently working toward a Master’s in Public Management, which she expects to complete in December. After that, she says she is anxious to “begin her lifelong goal of obtaining a doctoral degree from Grambling State University in Developmental Education.” He is Me is so grateful to have Tomica on board!