Tykia has over 18 years of experience in fundraising and nonprofit management. Prior to her current position, Tykia has raised over $101 million in private and public funding in positions at California Community College Foundation, Smithsonian, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University.

Earlier in her career, Tykia served as a consultant where she managed political fundraising campaigns for Maryland congressional officials. Additionally, Tykia worked on the Capitol Hill staff of a member of the United States House of Representatives, and for nonprofit organizations located in the Washington, D.C. area.

Tykia received her Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University and a Master of Arts degree from Bowie State University. Tykia is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Tykia is a proud member of Jack & Jill of America Inc. Columbia, MD Chapter and a Charter member of the Omega Upsilon Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in Contra Costa County, California. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors for both Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital and the Network for California Community Colleges Foundation.

You can reach Tykia via email at executivedirector@abramsonfoundation.org

or by phone at (202) 470-5425.