Tekia Thompson currently serves as the Sales and Community Outreach Manager for Global Mamas, a nonprofit dedicated to fostering financial well-being, happiness and health for Ghanian women and their families. When not fulfilling her duties with Global Mamas, she spends her time volunteering as Assistant Floor Manager for Ten Thousand Villages Overland Park.as well as coordinating volunteers at various farms and community gardens to harvest and distribute produce to hungry families. With the support of Global Mamas, she serves as content creator for Black & Fair, an Instagram blog that explores the role of people of color within fair trade and beyond. She is an Alumni of Avila University.
Prior to her work in fair trade, she served as a missionary in Juarez, Mexico, leading teams in building houses for those in need as well as serving in rural Appalachia and Poland performing community and educational outreach. She has worked for various nonprofits throughout the Kansas City area including Sunflower House Children's Advocacy Center and the American Cancer Society as director of communications. She was featured in the "New Faces of Philanthropy'' March 2020 Issue of In Kansas City Magazine.
When she's not wrapped up in fair trade joy or rescuing produce for hungry families, she's creating community engagement opportunities for her local church, Foundry Church KC, in addition to serving on various community committees/advisory boards in Kansas City like Jubilee Community Garden Leadership Team and the Johnson County Food Policy Council. She was also recently appointed to the Avila University Board of Counselors. She is passionate about people, building community, and inspiring hope!