Tomeika Bowden manages the External Affairs Department at DC PCSB, making sure community outreach and communication efforts fulfill the agency's mission. Ms. Bowden has worked on public policy issues both at the national and local levels. She served in the United States Senate as Deputy Press Secretary for then-Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and later for the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. At the national YMCA, she created the first-ever digital grassroots advocacy program for the organization’s 2,700 chapters across the country. In North Carolina, Ms. Bowden headed communications for a nonprofit focused on bridging the digital divide. Ms. Bowden joined DC PCSB to expand the board’s media and digital outreach. Later she was promoted to Communications Director and currently manages DC PCSB’s communications, digital, government relations, intergovernmental relations, and community engagement operation. Ms. Bowden has a Bachelor of Arts in English from North Carolina Central University and a Master’s in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Georgetown University.