At a young age Tomica Archie Smith knew firsthand the power of encouraging and uplifting others. She has spent most of her career serving in Tallahassee’s nonprofit community working with agencies such as DISC Village and Community Intervention Center. She joined the Capital Area Healthy Start Coalition in 2003 and implemented Smart Start, an innovative home visiting program funded by the Knight Foundation. Tomica then joined the City of Tallahassee as the first Executive Director of the Palmer Munroe Teen Center. She went on to develop the Big Bend’s Navigator Project for the Affordable Care Act and assisted consumers with understanding and enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace. From 2017 to 2019 she returned to the Healthy Start Coalition as the Executive Director. Currently Tomica and her husband, Fredrick, are owners of IDid Creations, Inc., a small business specializing in information technology and marketing. Tomica earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of West Florida and a Master’s of Science in Counseling Education from Florida A&M University.