Tamieka AtkinsExecutive Director, ProGeorgia
Tamieka Atkins is the executive director of ProGeorgia, Georgia’s state based non-partisan voter engagement advocacy organization, and a member of the State Voices National Network of Tables.
Prior to working at ProGeorgia, Tamieka was the Founding Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance – Atlanta Chapter, where she developed a base of African American domestic workers advocating for respect, recognition, and inclusion in labor protections for all domestic workers. Over the course of four years, Tamieka organized domestic workers to fight for the expansion of Medicaid, and used a gender and race lens to increase black women’s civic engagement and their participation in the Chapter. Before that, Tamieka worked at Amnesty International USA for six years serving as their Board Liaison, and played an integral role in developing the organization’s 2011 Strategic Plan.
Tamieka previously served on the Board of the Highlander Research and Education Center, and on the Board of Atlanta Jobs with Justice. She is a former Board member of the Annie E Casey’s Community Investment Fund. Tamieka served as a member of the Host Committee for the 2016 Facing Race Conference. She has a Bachelor’s in Multicultural Literature from Hunter College and a certificate in Professional Fundraising from NYU. While at Hunter, Tamieka organized college and high school student walkouts against police brutality and the Iraq war as a member of the political organization SLAM (Student Liberation Action Movement) between 2000 and 2004. Tamieka is also a graduate of the BOLD program (Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity). Tamieka lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her two daughters.