Tameka Nelson

Tameka Nelson-Hawkins is the Chief Officer of Operations of Moms of Ballers (MOB), a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing lives of young athletes in urban communities through sports and education. Ms. Nelson currently serves children and families who are placed within the foster care system. Prior to working as an Admin Supervisor, Ms. Nelson worked as a Behavioral Therapist serving incarcerated youths who faced many challenges such as truancy, gang involvement, anger issues, poor-decision making. As a Behavioral Therapist my role was to offer counseling services focusing on solution–based therapy and a tool called a point and level system that tracks the youth’s behavior in order to create change.

After giving birth to her first son in 1995, Mrs. Hawkins decided to take the next step in applying for college. She attended the College of New Rochelle and obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child Psychology in 2000. She then continued to pursue her education at Mercy College, obtaining a Master’s Degree in School Counseling in 2005. Mrs. Hawkins continued to work with at risk adolescence as a therapist. She started to thrive in her career and became more enthusiastic and maintaining a higher level of education. She then went on to study aboard in London where she earned her PD (Professional Diploma) in Mental Health Counseling at Manhattan College. Currently, she is exploring a double Master’s Degree in Social Work with a passion in serving children of all ages in all aspects of life.

Mrs. Hawkins is married to her child-hood sweet heart, Brian Hawkins. They have 3 children together named, Brian Hawkins, JR (aka BJ), Tyler Hawkins and Noah Hawkins and one grand-daughter, Storm Hawkins.

Mrs. Hawkins brings, trust, dedication, purpose, passion, determination, inspiration, empathy, and support to the mission in changing lives of our children and families.