Tia Mathisen is the Managing Director at The Philadelphia Citizen. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Tia has lived in Philly for over a decade, and has planted intentional roots to call this city home. Tia was the executive director of the Mt. Airy Business Improvement District, and a program manager for the Department of Labor. Co-founder of the Philly’s Children’s Movement, she is a social justice advocate, and facilitator. She has a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.

Tia finds satisfaction in helping systems (particularly communities) work and spends way too much time thinking about this issue. She is genuinely interested in the common good of humanity and a forever supporter of the underdog.


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