Tamara Copeland - TDC Board Member; Consultant and Advocate for Racial Equity
As former president of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG), Tamara Copeland was the organization’s major thought leader, helping to envision and implement work that meets the needs of the sector and of the region. She also led the organization’s “Putting Racism on the Table” work (www.puttingracismonthetable.org) and wrote the book Daughters of the Dream, which is also a monthly blog. She has since 2020 been a consultant focused on enhancing understanding of structural racism and implicit bias and how to work for change. She has extensive experience in nonprofit management, policy and children’s issues having led Voices for America’s Children, the National Health & Education Consortium, and the Infant Mortality Initiative of Southern Governors’ Association and Southern Legislative Conference as well as having been legislative director for Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA).
She loves travel and has visited all 50 states. She’ll visit her sixth continent, Australia, in the next couple of years. She’ll skip Antarctica.