Chief of Staff

Tashawna Parker

Tashawna Parker, Focus: HOPE’s Chief of Staff, serves as the operational leader of the organization, overseeing programming and supporting growth and stability.

Tashawna has also served the community through local civil service as Deputy Director and Compliance Manager for the City of Detroit’s Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity Department. In this role, she helped ensure that Detroit residents would receive employment opportunities with local tax incentive-supported construction projects.

Tashawna received her Master of Science in Program and Project Management from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She is also a proud Eagle, having received her undergraduate degree in Business Management from Eastern Michigan University. She is also Lean/Green Belt certified.

When Tashawna is not enjoying time with family and friends, she is traveling across the country or across the pond. She is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and is an active volunteer with many organizations, including Sister Friend, Optimist International, NAACP Detroit, inFORUM Michigan, National Black MBA Association, QUEENS, Skillsville Volunteer, and Forgotten Harvest.