Meet our newest Women’s Fund staff member, Tia Manning! Tia joins the team with work experience in programs throughout the state that provide education and support to survivors of sexual violence. Tia is also a licensed mental health practitioner, licensed professional counselor and licensed alcohol and drug counselor. In her new role, she is responsible for coordinating with network programs to ensure systems response to domestic violence, sexual assault and sex trafficking that will be culturally-relevant, trauma-informed and survivor-focused.
We asked Tia a few questions about her experience at the organization so far, and what she likes to do in her free time.
What’s your favorite part of working at the Women’s Fund so far?
My favorite part has been how welcoming and kind everyone has been. I tend to ask a lot of questions, and everyone has shown such patience and grace as I have joined the team.
Describe the Women’s Fund in three words?
Guide, Empower and Lead
Best thing about living/working in Omaha?
The best thing about living in the Omaha area is having my friends and family close by.
When you’re not working, what’s your favorite thing to do?
My favorite thing to do when I’m not working is spending time with friends and family––and I consider myself a local foodie.
What’s one goal you hope to accomplish in the next year?
I believe that self-care is the pathway to sustainability in this work. My goal is to make sure that I make to time to schedule days of rest and relaxation.
What are you listening to these days?
I have recently started listening to “Ear Hustle” and I’m hooked! I’d highly recommend it to anyone who is a podcast listener. “Ear Hustle” is about the daily realities of life inside of a California prison shared by those living it and stories from the outside, post-incarceration.
If Hollywood made a movie about you, who would you like to see cast as you?
Tiffany Haddish. She’s funny, I’m funny––it’s the perfect match?!