Tamela A. Spicer, M.A.

Senior Program Manager (2016–2023)

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou

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Tamela Spicer worked at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy from 2016–2023, serving most recently as senior program manager for learning services. Her work was shaped by her many years as a volunteer, service that included leadership roles with the Grand Rapids and Michigan Jaycees, Rotary International, and the Alliance for Nonprofit Management.

Tamela continues to teach at Grand Valley State University and is a board member for the Grand Valley University Club and A Mother’s Touch.

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