Tamela Blalock, MBA, CMP, DES
Executive Director, Section on Women’s Health (SOWH)
Tamela Blalock is the is the executive director of the Section on Women’s Health (SOWH) an independent arm of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). SoWH is a 3,000-member professional association for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students working within and advocating for vital areas of women’s and men’s health, including pelvic floor health, sport injury recovery, and continence.
During the past 18 years, Tamela has worked for several Washington area institutions including the Central Intelligence Agency, Washington D.C. NFL Football Team, The Washington Post, and George Washington University. Prior to joining SoWH, Tamela served as the senior director, membership services for the National Association of Wholesalers-Distributors (NAW), where she had a solid track record of increasing non-dues revenue margins for the Billion Dollar and Large Company C-Suite categories, and increasing NAW member engagement through the Roundtable events. She is also a very active member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), and the Association for Women in Events (AWE). Tamela currently serves on the PCMA National Board of Directors, and is in the ASAE 2016-2018 class of DELP (Diversity Executive Leadership Program) Scholars.
Tamela has a Bachelors of Science in Marketing from Georgetown University and a Masters in Business in Tourism Administration from The George Washington University.