Meet the co-founders of T.R.I.P. – childhood friends from White Plains, N.Y. with a passion for uplifting their community.
Corliss is a National Multicultural Marketing Director at UnitedHealthcare. She has a varied background with more than 15 years of communications experience in public relations, marketing, promotions, event planning and magazine publishing. Corliss is passionate about changing the face of health among African Americans and closing the gap on health disparity and access to quality care. A former Lifestyle Editor at Essence magazine, Corliss has been published in several magazines, including Upscale, HealthQuest, Eclipse and two anthologies. At the National Center of the American Heart Association, she executed national health promotions and media campaigns, and helped to launch the award-winning “Go Red For Women” heart disease prevention campaign.
Corliss received her Masters of Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach, and her B.A. in Journalism/Public Relations from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also completed the Executive African American Leadership program at the University of California, Los Angeles, and received her Graduate Marketing Certification from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.
An active member of her community, Corliss serves on the board of the Center for Black Women’s Wellness. She is also a member of the Gwinnett chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc.; National Black MBA Association; and the National Forum for Black Public Administrators. A native New Yorker, Corliss now resides in the Atlanta metro area.
Tabeier S. Hamilton
Tabeier S. Hamilton is the Director of R&D Project Management at ConAgra Foods. Her previous career was at PepsiCo as an Industry Manager of Can Innovation where she worked with suppliers to deliver innovative packaging and manage consumer complaints. Prior to joining PepsiCo in 2002, Tabeier was a Mechanical Engineer for General Motors before obtaining her MBA in Marketing from the Kenan Flagler Business School at UNC-Chapel Hill.
An avid community servant, Tabeier volunteers with the Girls Scouts of Westchester Putnam County, serves in the Women's Ministry at New York Covenant Church, and is on the community service outreach committee at PepsiCo where she rallies her co-workers to get involved and give back, while increasing PepsiCo presence in the surrounding communities. She has been featured in the likes of Black Enterprise, ESSENCE magazine and Woman Engineer. Additionally, she is the Chapter Treasurer of the Westchester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and an active contributing member of various social and professional affiliations including National Black MBA Association.
T.R.I.P. Board of Directors:
Dr. Sheneekra Adams, Doctor of Audiology
Sheneekra Adams, AuD, is currently an Area Manager for HEARx West, a HEAR USA company, and leader in hearing health care. She has 13 years of experience as an Audiologist. For the majority of her career, Dr. Adams served as a clinical Audiologist, improving the quality of life for thousands individuals by providing hearing solutions, including hearing aids and other assistive technology. Her talents as a results driven professional have lead to Dr. Adams’ promotion within HEARx West. In 2006 she became the regional trainer where she cross-pollinated her clinical knowledge with her natural abilities as an educator. In her current role as Area Manager she oversees the daily operations in several major markets of Southern California.
Dr. Adams is passionate about improving the lives of others. She volunteers her service to community organizations and actively participates in heatlh fairs in the Los Angeles area. As a faithful proponent of a healthy lifestyle, and she believes that health advocacy and education are vital to the advancement of all people.
Dr. Adams received her AuD from Salus University, and her M.S. from the University of Pittsburgh. She graduated from Howard University with her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Dr. Adams has volunteered with T.R.I.P. since it’s inaugural travel to New Orleans in 2006. She is enthused to bring her skills and talents to the organization as a member of the Board of Directors.
Kristi L. Rodriguez is Head of Student Health Marketing at Aetna. She is committed to making an impact on health equity/wellness in economically depressed and minority communities. An active member of her community, Kristi works with several non-profit and social organizations. Kristi has spearheaded various health and wellness initiatives within the faith-based community. Other community activities include involvement in the local chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
Kristi received her Bachelors of Science degree in Finance from Hampton University, and was selected as a 2011 Connecticut Health Foundation fellow. Other accolades include a presenter at Yale’s University‘s 5th Annual Conference on Healthcare, and recipient of the 2007 Diamond Marketing Award.
Kristi lives in Ohio with her husband and two daughters. Kristi is an avid reader and a fitness enthusiast and hopes to complete in her first biathalon in 2014.
Tobias Tillmon is the Associate State Director for Multicultural activities for the Georgia AARP office, where he works to ensure that AARP current and potential members in diverse communities (African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, and Asian American) are aware, join, engage and stay with AARP because they feel that AARP is relevant to them and their families. Tobias has been with AARP Georgia for 8 years and does community outreach work mostly in the metro Atlanta area. Tobias holds a B.A. in Organizational Management and has served for 10 years in the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate’s General Corp providing legal counsel and prosecution. He has also worked for the American Cancer Society Behavioral Research Center studying cancer survivors and quality of life issues in special populations.