Tomoko Ha is currently the Principal/Founder of TKO Consulting where she helps professionals and organizations succeed. She has over 20 years of experience serving the community of which 15 years in educational settings. Tomoko’s career highlights include managing large and complex departments as an administrator in higher education.
Tomoko has served the East Bay for the past ten years through education and supporting first generation college students. She served as the Interim Director of the Asian and Pacific American Student Success (APASS) program supporting Asian and Pacific Islander students with academic success and also served as Director of Student Activities and Campus Life overseeing the student center, student government, student clubs and supporting campus safety at Laney College in Oakland, California.
Earlier in her career, Tomoko ran youth programs empowering emerging leaders to transform themselves and their communities. In her capacity as youth expert, she served on state and national initiatives which includes Alameda County Teen Dating Violence Task Force and with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation promoting healthy relationships to prevent dating and domestic violence in the community working with local leaders with developing safety policies and procedures in the K-12 system.
Tomoko currently serves on the board of directors for the Diablo Valley Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the nation’s oldest and largest Asian American civil rights group and an active member of OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates-East Bay Chapter. Since 2007, she has been a member of the conference planning committee for Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE). She is also a graduate of the Leadership Education of Asian Professionals (LEAP) in 2011 and serves as a mentor for OCA National’s Mentoring Asian American Professionals (MAAP). She continuously mentors and coach professionals who are new to the workforce, professionals who are preparing themselves to be promoted into a managerial position as well as new managers within the first year in their new role.
Tomoko holds a BA in History and International Relations from California State University, Chico. She also holds an MBA with specialization in Strategic Management from John F. Kennedy University.