March 18, 2019
OneJustice has welcomed plenty of new faces to our offices in the last year, but those aren’t all of the new team members around here! In addition to all our amazing new teammates, we are excited to announce we have recently added a new member to our Board of Directors: Tamika Butler, Director of Planning, California & Director of Equity and Inclusion at Toole Design! Tamika joined the Board early this year and we’re as excited for you to get to know her, as we have been!
What made you interested in becoming a OneJustice Board member?
Ever since I was in law school, I’ve known about One Justice and the great work they do. For one reason or another, I was never able to be involved. That never stopped me from following the organization, having friends who worked there, and mentors who were part of the board. When this opportunity came up, I couldn’t say no. Given the current political climate and landscape, the work of OneJustice is more important than ever. At a time when so many people want to be doing something meaningful, it’s a privilege to be part of an organization that does that each and every day.
At Toole Design, I’m the CA Planning Director and the Director of Equity and Inclusion. I see a lot of overlap with with Equity and Inclusion role in helping OneJustice think through and work on equity and inclusion issues within the organization and present in the work. I also have several years of experience being a lawyer and running a nonprofit and hope to bring those skills and knowledge to be supportive to staff as they do impactful legal work.
I hope to stay out of the way of staff, while still being helpful. I hope to see the impact of the organization continue to grow. I hope that we all understand our little piece in doing work that supports those the most in need who are often also the most neglected.
My wife, Kelly, our son, Atei, and our dog Stewart Little are all the most important things to me. I’m also a Midwesterner at heart and love getting back to Omaha as much as possible to visit my extended family.