Tiara L. Mays
Tiara is a candidate for State House of Representatives in Iowa-District 43. She is a mother, scholar, author, advocate and more. Tiara is a graduate from Iowa State University and Purdue University with a passion for healthcare, education and economic equity.
She has worked several years in managed care contracting. Her interest in healthcare began in 2015 when her son was diagnosed with Autism and Intellectual Disability. As a single mother of twins she quickly learned that navigating the healthcare system to get services for her son would require research, dedication and persistence.
Through her continued advocacy for equity in education and healthcare for our state’s most vulnerable populations, Tiara was recently elected as the 1st woman of color to serve on the Heartland Area Education Agency Board of Directors. She also serves on the Board of Directors for several non-profit organizations: Red Cross of Central Iowa, Investing in My Future, Jungle Vine Foundation.
Tiara is also an active leader and member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. In 2022 Tiara was recognized by the Business Record as a Forty Under 40 Honoree for her contributions not only in her career but community as well.