Dr. Tonya Calhoun is a Louisiana native, but has spent the majority of her adult life in Atlanta, Ga. Tonya has a rich background in the nonprofit sector and an overwhelmingly deep passion for volunteerism. She has spent over 15 years in the field of volunteer management, utilizing her skills to create various resources, such as: volunteer programs, volunteer handbooks, recruitment & retention plans, training & development manuals, and program evaluation tools. She is extremely passionate about seeing nonprofit organizations thrive in their missions via healthy and effective volunteer programs.
Tonya is an avid volunteer in the Atlanta community, and serves in leadership positions on a myriad of nonprofit boards in Metro-Atlanta. She believes that clean air is a fundamental right, and understands that many Americans are denied that specific right every day in communities across the county. Through the Community Rx Program, she is excited to show African American children (both young and seasoned) how to be environmental stewards.
Dr. Tonya Calhoun has a Bachelor of Arts from Spelman College, a Masters of Public Administration from Troy University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Nonprofit Management & Leadership from Walden University. She loves football, gumbo, scrapbooking, camping, eating her way through various cultures, and traveling. Tonya lives in Georgia with her wonderful husband, Alzay.