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Our Team

Tamara R. Allen
Co-Founder - Board President 

Co-Founder/Chief Visionary Officer, The Be! Agency

Board of Directors & Staff


Tamara R. Allen

Co-Founder; Board President;

Interim Executive Director

Co-Founder/Principal Consultant

The Be! Agency, LLC

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Rocio Garcia

Co-Founder; Vice President

Sr. Manager National Distributor Development

Bimbo Bakeries USA

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We're Looking For More Leaders To Join Our Board

We're growing and we're preparing to expand our board. The ideal candidates must be committed to our mission to help people to "BE" who they are wherever they are. This means pushing yourself to think about what it takes to drive innovative solutions that motivate true change-makers who are unafraid to not only break the mold but also be relatable and reliable community emergency responders when needed. We're not an ordinary nonprofit, so if you're looking for ordinary, we're probably not the best fit. We are passionate about making a meaningful and lasting impact on the lives of the people we seek to serve and connect with, and we want to serve as a conduit to resources and relationships. We believe in holistic support and building wrap around services for our constituents. 


We're looking for individuals who are ready to take on a leadership position and want to help direct a growing national organization with a bold and evolutionary mission to support people throughout diverse life cycles. We are seeking members who can actively engage in and guide efforts to shape and strengthen our programmatic direction, strategic vision, financial stability, and community presence. The ideal candidate is someone who can be an effective fundraiser for BE! @ Community Initiatives (i.e. has a strong network of contacts that can be solicited for contributions, fundraising events, programs, etc.). 


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Considering BE! @ CI as a philanthropic priority and making financial contributions that meet or exceed the organization’s “give/get”

  • Representing BE! @ CI to stakeholders and acting as an ambassador for the organization

  • Reviewing and, when necessary, updating the organization’s Strategic Plan; ensuring that operations are consistent with the goals and priorities outlined in the Strategic Plan

  • Reviewing key performance indicators to evaluate impact and progress

  • Approving BE! @ CI's annual budget; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities

  • Taking on special assignments when necessary.

Board members are expected to, but are not limited to:

  • Be themselves. We want you to show up an be authentic. 

  • Commit to a two-year term, which can be renewed upon Board approval.

  • Participate in monthly board meetings (virtual or in-person).

  • Be an active participant in all meetings and take initiative

  • Be an advocate for BE! @ CI and raise awareness for our work

  • Help the organization to build and establish connections with new partners, resources, and opportunities.

  • Make a financial commitment (pre-determined at the time of on-boarding)

Applications will be released soon. If you're interested in learning more, please click below to let us know of your interest.

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Ujo Wadjet

Governance Chair

Wellness Program Consultant

BE! @ Community Initiatives

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