Tamika L. Butler is a national expert and speaker on issues related to the built environment, equity, anti-racism, diversity and inclusion, organizational behavior, and change management. From speaking, to writing, to training, Tamika has worked or is in the process of working with a myriad of clients, including the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, the Multnomah County Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program, Local Progress, the Center for Popular Democracy, and the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO).

Tamika has a diverse background in law, community organizing and nonprofit leadership. As the Principal + Founder of Tamika L. Butler Consulting she focuses on shining a light on inequality, inequity, and social justice. She provides consulting, training, coaching, and public speaking for a wide range of organizations in the public and private sectors.

Recently, Tamika was Toole Design’s Director of Planning for California and the Director of Equity and Inclusion. In addition to her responsibilities on planning projects, Tamika led Toole Design’s external efforts to integrate equity into all project work and internal efforts for Toole to become a more diverse, inclusive workplace that employs people of all backgrounds. This included collaborating with Human Resources on recruiting and hiring practices, leading training for staff, and serving as a resource for colleagues across North America.

Tamika is also bringing experience from the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors where she was the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, a non-profit organization that addresses social and racial equity, and wellness, by building parks and gardens in park-poor communities across Greater Los Angeles. Before that, she was the Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC). Prior to leading LACBC, Tamika was the Director of Social Change Strategies at Liberty Hill Foundation, and worked at public health nonprofit, Young Invincibles, as the California Director.

She transitioned to policy work after litigating for three years as an employment discrimination lawyer at Legal Aid at Work in San Francisco, CA (formerly Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center). Tamika previously served on the board of the Alliance for Biking and Walking. She also served as the co-chair of the National Center for Lesbian Rights Board of Directors and served on the board of an affordable housing land trust, T.R.U.S.T. South LA . She currently serves on the boards of the New Leaders Council — Los Angeles, TransitCenter, OneJustice, and Lambda Literary Foundation and is an advisory board member for Legal Aid at Work’s Fair Play for Girls in Sports program. Tamika is currently an appointee to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Community Prevention & Population Health Task Force and the Denver COVID Mobility Task Force.

Tamika received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and received her B.A. in Psychology and B.S. in Sociology in her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her wife and son.