Koya partnered with the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust on its Executive Director search. Our work resulted in the placement of Tamika Butler.
Tamika Butler’s Bio:
Prior to leading the Land Trust, Butler was the Executive Director at the Los Angeles Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) where she oversaw the advocacy and education organization’s programs and outreach to its 10,000 members and supporters. While at LACBC, she doubled organization’s income, increased the membership dramatically, and became a media spokesperson and national leader and speaker on issues of race, social justice, and inclusion in planning, transportation and community building.
Before that, Butler was the Director of Social Change Strategies at Liberty Hill Foundation, where she oversaw the foundation’s boys and men of color program and the foundation’s LGBTQ grant strategy. Prior to Liberty Hill Foundation, Butler was the California Director of Young Invincibles, where she was responsible for the development of all of Young Invincibles’ programs and operations on the West Coast. She grew the office to the largest regional office outside of their DC headquarters.
Butler transitioned to policy work after litigating for three years as an employment lawyer at Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center.
Butler currently serves on the boards of Lambda Literary and New Leaders Council – Los Angeles, and is an advisory board member for the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center’s Fair Play for Girls in Sports program. She was previously a board member for T.R.U.S.T. South LA and the co-chair of the National Center for Lesbian Rights Board of Directors.
She received her J.D. in 2009 from Stanford Law School, and in 2006 received her B.A. in Psychology and B.S. in Sociology in her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.