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Tamela Luce joins foundation as program officer

NPCHF is pleased to announce the appointment of Tamela Luce as the foundation’s first Program Officer. 

As Program Officer, Tamela will direct The Academy, providing high-quality capacity building technical assistance and professional development to nonprofit leaders in the North Penn community through workshops, peer-learning opportunities and connection to additional resources. She will also assist the foundation in the successful implementation of the board’s strategic grantmaking priorities and strategies; and will develop and execute a communications strategy for the foundation.

Tamela brings with her 15 years of experience in grantmaking and grant administration and a wide variety of nonprofit management skills, including fundraising and program development.  She has demonstrated success in communications planning and implementation, developing technical assistance programs for nonprofits and collaboration with community stakeholders.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Tamela was the Director of Grantmaking and Agency Relations for Women’s Way, a funding, advocacy and education organization for women in the Greater Philadelphia region. In this role, Tamela was responsible for the development and implementation of the organization’s grantmaking programs, standards, policies and processes. Tamela also spearheaded the creation of two grantmaking programs, including Women’s Way Action Partners, a new multi-year grantmaking program that provides general operating support to Philadelphia area nonprofit organizations serving women and girls.

Tamela is a member of the Grant Managers Network and served on the steering committee for the Women and Girls’ Funder Affinity Group of Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia.

Currently, Tamela is pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree, with a concentration in nonprofit management, at West Chester University. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Institutions and Policy at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri.

Tamela lives in Drexel Hill. She enjoys gardening, hiking and bird watching.