Tia Foula serves as the Public Health Social Work Supervisor with the Nash County Health Department. She has over 20 years of experience providing services to children and families, implementing effective programs, and promoting a community of excellence. Tia is well aware of the challenges that our low-income families face and knowledgeable of the local, state, and federal resources to help alleviate those challenges.
In addition to knowing this community well, Tia brings a lens of diversity. She is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and studied abroad at the International School of Bangkok, Thailand. Tia obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Barton College in Wilson, NC, and went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
Tia began her career at the Wilson County Health Department where she served as a Child Services Coordinator. She also served as a Court-Appointed Child Advocate with the Guardian Ad Litem Program of Wilson County. A few years later Tia began working for the Nash County Department of Social Services as a Child Welfare Social Worker. She served the community within the units of Child Protective Services, Family Support Services, and Adoption/Foster Care Services to promote safe, strong, and self-sufficient families. In 2015, Tia was promoted to Public Health Social Work Supervisor. In that role, she plans, directs, and manages the functions and operations of the public health social work programs within Nash County Human Services.
Tia is a board member of Nash Edgecombe Economic Development, Inc., is an executive member of the North Carolina Public Health Association: Social Work Section, a member of Continuing Education and Training Advisory Committee (CETAC) for the North Carolina Institute of Public Health, and serves on numerous other committees at both the local and state levels.
Tia and her husband have three children: Micah, Sophia, and Elias. The Foula family has a competitive spirit and enjoys sports, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Like other families, Tia and her husband are committed to the education, health, and overall wellness of their family within the Wilson County community.