Tamara Staley

Tamara Staley is a Clinical Specialty Liaison with Mayo Clinic Laboratories.

Who do you look up to most, and why?

My mother. She is an inspiration. As a single parent, she made many sacrifices to ensure I had a great education. She instilled in me from the start work ethic, determination, and perseverance. She has dedicated her whole life to caring for others. She is my she-ro and there isn't anything that she can't do. She is a jack of all trades. 

 If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? What would you do there?

Prior to the pandemic, I had a goal of traveling the 7 continents of the world. My next stop was Asia and Africa. I'm almost there. I would take in the culture, the local food, the sites, and the experiences of the natives. I am fascinated with traveling and the exposure it gives you to so many different cultures. I love Europe and can't wait to see what the rest of the world has to offer!

 What's your favorite book and why?

These days I have been reading a lot of books on leadership. I'm pouring into myself and learning something new every day. But as I look around at the many books I have I'd say Becoming by First Lady Michelle Obama. It is so personal and I felt a connection, almost like I really knew her!

What does "paying it forward" mean to you?

Paying it forward is my obligation to do good for someone else to help propel and advance them in the right direction. "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth." I want to ensure my debt is paid so I can be a stepping stone for others to bring the next person along. Let's continue to uplift one another and put the next generation in a better place than what we know it to be today!

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We thank our Advisory Board Members for devoting their time & talents to support the Foundation!

Vincent L. Briley |  Cuyahoga Community College, Metropolitan Campus, Assistant Dean of Learning & Engagement

Terrell Danzy | Bar & Bean, Founder

Rev. Loversier Lewis | Second Baptist Church (Lorain, OH), Pastor

Paa-Kofi Obeng, D.O., MPH | Paa-Kofi Obeng D.O., MPH, LLC, CEO

Tamara Staley | Mayo Medical Laboratories Clinical Specialty, Representative

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