Our Founder & Executive Director

 

The concept for The Epiphany Foundation came to Founder & Executive Director Tamara L. Holmes exactly as the word "epiphany" is defined - a divine revelation. As a teenager and young adult, Tamara often asked the questions, “What is my purpose? What was I born to do?” She spent many years searching for something missing in her life and looked to the world and all of its influences to fill the void. However, in 2006, God revealed the vision for The Epiphany Foundation.

 

“In spite of mistakes I had made, God continued to cover me with his love, grace and mercy. I had a supportive family, a great education, and a successful career. I knew it was my responsibility and my destiny to share my personal experiences - good and bad - and the wisdom I gained from those experiences to empower other women. It became my personal mission to help women and girls around the world to change their stories of uncertainty, struggle, and defeat to stories of victory and divine purpose through the love and grace of Jesus Christ. To whom much is given, much is required.”

 

A native of New Orleans, Tamara has over 20 years of corporate experience and has served in various areas of human resources, business administration, sales & marketing, management, and public relations for private sector and government entities. She earned a Master of Theological Studies degree from Dallas Baptist University; a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix’s Baton Rouge campus; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications (Public Relations) from Loyola University, New Orleans. She is currently working toward completion of a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership at Dallas Baptist University.

 

Tamara has served as a founding member and Board Advisor to the U.S. National Committee for UN Women’s Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter and Board and Advisory Council member of Soroptimist International of Dallas and the Soroptimist Fund of the Dallas Foundation.  She has also worked with several professional, community, and international organizations.  She is a member of Dallas HR, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and a former member of the Dallas French-American Chamber of Commerce and La Cima Club's Board of Governors. In addition, she has led initiatives for the homeless and to support orphanages in Kenya, as well as Kingston, Jamaica.  

 

Tamara's desire is to live and work in purpose. She enjoys coordinating philanthropic projects, traveling, hosting events, and living her divine purpose of making a difference in the lives of others by serving as an Ambassador for Christ and planting seeds for a life of abundance.