NAMEN is proud to officially announce the selection of Board of Directors Co-chair Tonya Lovelace, whose expertise and commitment in the field of Domestic Violence Prevention has received both national and international recognition.
Tonya is a global intersectional leader with close to 37 years of experience as a community organizer and movement maker. She is the President and CEO of Lovelace Consulting Services, Inc. (LCSI), and independent consulting firm that provides high-level consulting, needs assessment, facilitation, coaching, technical assistance and training to individuals, organizations and systems seeking social, political, and professional transformation.
With an extensive background working in the field of nonprofit organization management assisting local, state, national, Tribal, corporate and government agencies, Tonya has become a noted specialist in reaching those on the margins of the margins, dedicating her career to ending violence against all genders and communities. In addition, Tonya has worked with prolific organizations such as the Women of Color Network Inc., a project under the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) ascending to the position of founding Chief Executive Officer while successfully leading fundraising campaigns raising over $25 million thru federal, corporate, and foundation funds.
As a public policy advocate, Tonya has participated in the National Task Force to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (NTF) since 2005 and served as the chair of the Underserved Committee for the 2013 Violence against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization, which included “sexual orientation and gender identity” as a part of the updated Underserved populations’ definition and a new $2 million grant for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations Program, and for the 2022 VAWA Reauthorization, which increased the Underserved Populations Grant program to $6 million. Attending four White House VAWA celebrations alongside many other policy advocates, Tonya recently was the guest of President Biden during the illustrious ceremony
(Photo take by Tonya Lovelace 2022 VAWA Reauthorization Celebration)