CEO (of the BeWell Project and Greater RVA Equity Foundation) and Chief of Staff/Liaison to Elected Official, The BeWell Project; Greater RVA Equity Foundation, and City of Richmond, VA
Tavares M. Floyd is a Civil Rights Attorney by trade, Chief of Staff/Liaison to an elected official, Founder/CEO of the Greater RVA Equity Foundation - an organization to advance the dignity and worth of communities of color and eradicate prejudice against equality and equity in Virginia, and also the Founder/CEO of the BeWell Project, an organization, centered on ending systems that limit Black wellness and emphasizing the urgency of protecting folks living on the margins of the margins, including men, women, boys, girls, the gamut of LGBTQA folk, and other minorities. Tavares formerly served as an intern on Capitol Hill, was selected as a Public Service Legal Fellow for Southern University System’s Office of the General Counsel, Law Clerk for the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus, Conference Program Director for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Campaign Manager for a Louisiana House of Representatives Candidate, Field Director for a Former U.S. Senator, a Political Consultant, Thurgood Marshall College Fund Fellow Special Advisor at the United States Department of Agriculture, and Special Assistant to the Chief Programs Officer at Martha’s Table in Washington, D.C. Tavares is active in the community in various capacities including: Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Appointee to the Virginia Family and Children’s Trust Fund (term through 2024), serving on the Board of Directors for the Charles Houston Recreation Center as Immediate Past President; Living Legends of Alexandria; Concerned Citizens Network of Alexandria (CCNA) as Secretary; Commissioner with the City of Alexandria's Commission on HIV/AIDS as Community Outreach Liaison; ECHO Virginia Coalition Member; Volunteer Alexandria; Former Ambassador for the Trevor Project (DC); Immediate Vice President and Former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Departmental Progressive Club of Alexandria, and a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Tavares has also served on numerous national boards, including the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) - co-founded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tavares has received several awards including being selected as the 2020 ChangeMaker for Concerned Citizens Network of Alexandria, a 2018 recipient of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce's 40 under 40 and a candidate to the American Bar Association’s Judicial Clerkship Program for Racial and Ethnic Diversity. Tavares holds a record at his undergraduate for his presidential roles. Tavares graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Christian Brothers University, a philosophy degree from American, and from Southern University Law Center with a Juris Doctorate.