JOC & Allies Project Director
Tikvah (Nadia) Womack is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and an Expressive Arts Therapist, specializing in trauma and cultural sensitivity. Utilizing arts and with a 20-year span of experience in the mental health field her clinical experience expands over mental health clinical and community settings ranging in modalities and population. She develops, facilitates, and consults groups across the developmental spectrum, professional trainings, and community and affinity conversations.
During Tikvah’s graduate studies at Lesley University in Expressive Arts Therapy with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, she traveled to South Africa and Guatemala exploring the intersections of music and visual art, cultural identity, and trauma. Tikvah’s thesis entitled A Generational Perspective on the Effects of Community Violence on Mothers of the Africana Diaspora and the Curative Benefits of Soulful Expressive Arts paved a particular focus on community healing with Black women.
Tikvah works full-time at an outpatient community agency in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition, she is currently serving as the JOC-Allies Project Coordinator at Dimensions. She has been involved since the first JOC-Allies Cohort in 2016 as a cohort member, as well as a member of the first JWOC Cohort.
Tikvah and her family are deeply involved and rooted in their local community. She is a part of a vibrant Jewish community and a board member of a diverse and growing modern orthodox synagogue. She is also an active member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated. With all of this, Tikvah spends most of her time generously loving on her husband, young boys, and Kerry Blue Terrier. In addition to her love and devotion to family, identity, work, and community, Tikvah enjoys dancing, music, roller skating, and Valerie Wilson Wesley novels.