Koya Leadership Partners congratulates the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust (LANLT) on naming Tamika Butler as Executive Director.
Butler was recruited for this role and placed by Koya, after a thoughtful and comprehensive national search.
The Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust is a non-profit organization that addresses social and racial equity, and wellness, by building parks and gardens in park-poor communities across Greater Los Angeles.
Butler brings a diverse background in in law, community organizing and nonprofit leadership to her new role at LANLT. Recently she was the Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC), where she oversaw the advocacy and education organization’s programs and outreach to its 10,000 members and supporters.
Prior to leading LACBC, Butler was the Director of Social Change Strategies at Liberty Hill Foundation, and worked at Young Invincibles as the California Director. She transitioned to policy work after litigating for three years as an employment lawyer at Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center.
Butler previously served as the co-chair of the National Center for Lesbian Rights Board of Directors, serves as the Institute Co-Director of the New Leaders Council – Los Angeles, is a board member of both Lambda Literary Foundation and T.R.U.S.T. South LA, and is an advisory board member for the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center’s Fair Play for Girls in Sports program.
Butler received her J.D. from Stanford Law School, and received her B.A. in Psychology and B.S. in Sociology in her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.