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The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation

Dedicated to cruelty free living through a vegetarian vegan lifestyle.

About Our Executive Director

In addition to our founding Trustees, Mary and Frank Hoffman, our Foundation has two other Trustees Stephen R. Kaufman, and Marybeth Betsy Wosko, who comprise our Board of Trustees. The trustees created a part-time trial Executive Director role on January 11th, 2021 and expanded the position to full-time permanent role on November 1st, 2021.

"We are delighted to have Tams join us in this new full-time role. She brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to our organization, said founder Frank Hoffman.

Tams NicholsonMs. Tammy "Tams" Nicholson

For December 29, 2021 Press Release, Go Here (PDF)

E-mail: [email protected]


"Transformed people working together for a more just and connected world."
Cohort of 2022, Center for Action and Contemplation, The Living School

2012-2013, Loyola LIMEX Program, Ministry

"Christian Leadership to Change the World"
2011, Masters Courses Biblical Theology, Regent University 2010, B.S. Psychology, Regent University

Blackboard, Smart Start Substitute Teacher, Instructor of Cat and Dog First Aid and CPR

Community Resiliency Model (2021), Grantsmanship Center (2021 and 2010), MANDT System, Diaster Relief, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Other: Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy

Ms. Nicholson, who resides in the Athens GA area, is a compassionate leader with a proven record of success in start-ups and revitalizing organizations, empowering successful volunteer and employee teams, nurturing youth voices, creating positive public relations, grant writing, fundraising, cultivating relationships, and designing successful community change strategies.

She spent a decade in the private sector working in operations, training, and media, before having a life-changing experience as a volunteer that inspired her to leave the corporate world and dedicate the rest of her career to lifting others up in the non-profit sector. Since then, she has held leadership roles in instruction, disaster services, and drug prevention with an emphasis on community change.

Ms. Nicholson has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Regent University) and was a SURP scholar in educational psychology at the University of Georgia under the mentorship of distinguished professor Dr. Randy Kamphaus. She achieved recognition as a Whos Who Among Students in American Universities, completed Masters level courses in biblical theology (Regent University), and then completed ministry courses with a focus on care of creation (LIMEX Loyola University). Ms. Nicholson is currently a student in the 2022 Cohort of the Living School at the Center for Action and Contemplation. She holds certifications within the field of disability, instructional technology, and as an instructor of First Aid and CPR for cats and dogs. Ms. Nicholson adopted an ethical vegan lifestyle in 2008. Her interests include woodworking, stained glass projects, exercise, and hiking.

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