Director, Baltimore Civic Site
As director of the Baltimore Civic Site, Thomasina “Tomi” Hiers leads the Foundation’s efforts to ensure children and families across the city are healthy and thriving, with access to strong community-based services, good jobs, affordable homes and high-quality schools.
Prior to joining Casey, Hiers was the executive director of Baltimore’s Promise, a public-private collaborative working to support children’s health and education from cradle to career. She has more than 18 years of experience in state and local government. She previously served as deputy secretary for programs at the Maryland Department of Human Resources, managing the Family Investment, Social Services and Child Support Enforcement administrations; deputy chief of staff to former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, advising on policies, programs and services affecting youth, the formerly incarcerated and individuals experiencing homelessness; and assistant secretary and chief of staff at the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, overseeing operations, programs and reentry services.
Hiers’ leadership in Baltimore extends beyond her work at the Foundation. She is a board member for the United Way of Central Maryland and its Baltimore City Partnership, the Job Opportunities Task Force, the Family League of Baltimore and the Maryland and Baltimore CASH Campaigns. In addition, she recently was appointed to the Baltimore City Continuum of Care, a board of civic leaders committed to reducing homelessness, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Community Investment Council.