Notable BIPOC Executives: Tamarra Coleman

Class of 2023

  • Category: Notable BIPOC Executives
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 8
  • Undergrad degree/university: University of Wisconsin Whitewater

Tamarra Coleman, executive director at the Shalom Center in Kenosha, works to advance the needs of the most vulnerable parts of the community. 

The Shalom Center annually distributes 1.1 million pounds of food, provides 18,758 shelter nights, serves 63,632 meals and coordinates 400 volunteers. She is currently overseeing the construction project of a community resource center.

Coleman left the business world in 2015 to become a member of the management team at the Shalom Center as the director of programs and operations. In February 2019, she became the executive director. 

She is also the board chair of the Kenosha Community Health Center/Pillar Health, an executive board member for Building Our Future, and a board member of the Kenosha Chamber of Commerce, Kenosha Area Business Alliance and Advocate Aurora Community Board. 

Recently, Coleman was honored at Gateway Technical College’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. She received one of this year’s Dr. King Humanitarian awards, recognizing her for contributions and dedication to the community.

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