Tamara Pursley

Events Senior Director

As the Events Senior Director, Tamara manages the logistics of GLOBAL’s two marquee events, the award-winning Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show and the Accept

Ability Gala, as well as other GLOBAL events highlighting the Down syndrome community.
She brings her many years of non-profit and for-profit experience and a broad range of skills to the team. Prior to joining GLOBAL, she worked for nine years at the N

ational Down Syndrome Congress, supporting individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the professionals who serve them with accurate and up-to-date information across the lifespan; cultivated key partnerships and collaborations with local, regional, and national organizations; and planned and executed the largest annual convention specifically for the Down syndrome community. Tamara has presented webinars and workshops at national and regional conferences, on a variety of topics. She also worked for more than 5 years as the Operations Director for The Civic League for Regional Atlanta and 10 years as the Executive Assistant to the President & CEO of Futren Hospitality.

Tamara earned a BS from Florida State University, a Certificate of Non-profit Management and a Certificate of Non-profit Fundraising Essentials from the GA Center for Non-profits, and completed Partners in Policymaking training. She serves on the Advisory Panel for GotTransition.org, the Pandemic Toolkit for I/DD Work Group, and formerly served as the President of the DSA of Atlanta. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and raising her three boys (including her middle son who has Down syndrome) with her husband, in the suburbs of Atlanta.

Contact Tamara at tpursley@globaldownsyndrome.org