Wala Tillman joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization in 2015 when it reopened in the Williamsport, Pennsylvania area. Wala took on the role with great strides as a Program Specialist. She performed all the duties of a Program Specialist and loved every minute. Wala’s first encounter with working with children began in her early teen years. Wala worked at Daycares and summer camps prior to going to college. Wala enjoys helping and making people happy. She understands the great benefit of having a role model because she has had so many in her life that helped guide and nurture her into the loving caring person she is today.
Wala born and raised in Philadelphia Pennsylvania left Philadelphia in 1978 and attended Davis and Elkins University in West Virginia. She took on the role of President for the University’s only Black organization for two years. There she was able to connect, teach and broaden students and the faculty’s perception of people of color in a positive way and dispel stereotypes and misconceptions of African Americans. From there she embarked upon a journey in the United States Army where she served as a Supply Sergeant for 5 years. There she had the opportunity to enlighten others on the contributions of African Americans and was able to get soldiers to participate in a Black History Presentation. Wala’s influence to help others open their minds and see from another perspective comes from a place of passion and caring.
Wala brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and a passion to help others do better. Her love of helping others lead her to pursue a master’s degree with a concentration in counseling from Lincoln University in 2009. She believes the better you are equipped the more you can give, enhance, and improve people lives for the better. Working with children has always been her destiny.