Tomeaka joined the national office in 2019. Prior to this, she served for 15 years as Program Manager for an HFA site in Maryland working collaboratively to expand the program from a team of six serving specific areas within the community to a multi-disciplinary team of 21 staff providing county-wide support. Tomeaka has experience integrating mental health and public health nursing services to enhance the service model and creating non-traditional partnerships to engage mothers that are incarcerated. She has served as a HFA Peer Reviewer and a member of the HFA National Advisory Council. In addition to her work with HFA, she has experience serving families as a mental health clinician, domestic violence shelter director, child protective services assistant and case manager for families experiencing homelessness.

Tomeaka has an undergraduate degree in Sociology with minors in Women’s Studies and Elementary Education from the University of Richmond in Virginia. She earned a Master’s degree in Social Work at Radford University in Virginia and holds a post-graduate certificate in psychotherapy from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. She is currently participating as a fellow in the Maryland Early Childhood Leadership Program offered through the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Born in Germany to parents that served in the military, Tomeaka currently lives in Maryland with her husband and three children (two college-aged and one in elementary school). She is excited to have the opportunity to serve the HFA network and partner with local programs to strengthen families and communities.