I’m Tomeka Staten, Founder & CEO of WAUD Inc.

Tomeka is a lifelong advocate of youth in which she has over twenty years of experience.  She attended Dallas Public Schools as a child growing up and continued  her  education  at  Paul  Quinn  College  graduating  with  a Bachelor  of  Science  degree  in  Criminal  Justice  and  a  minor  in  Sociology.  She has a Master’s in Professional Counseling from Amberton University  and  has  performed in  many  capacities  dealing  with  gang  members  and  at  risk  inner  city  youth  throughout  the  Dallas  Ft.  Worth Metroplex.


Tomeka  is  a  committee  member  for  Dallas  Area  Drug  Prevention  Partnership  (DADPP),Texas  Gang  Investigators  Association  and  the  North  Texas  Violent  Gang  Task  Force, serves  on  the  SBDM  committee  for  district  high  schools,  and  has  assisted  with  community  various  organizations  throughout  the  Metroplex.  She  has  received  recognition  and  several  awards  from  Mayor  of  Dallas,  Principal’s,  and  Launching  a  Dream  after-school  Program  for  working  with  youth  from  all  different  walks  of  life.

Tomeka C. Staten

Founder & CEO