Toccara Chamberlain is a program analyst in NIA’s Office of Legislation, Policy, and International Activities. She provides direct support to the Institute’s deputy director, as well as working with the Office of Special Populations. She is also active with the Women of Color Committee and the Committee on Advancing Women in Independent Positions.
Ms. Chamberlain joined NIH as a presidential management fellow assigned to the National Institute on Allergy and Infectious Diseases where she provided support to portfolio analysis, management analysis, and extramural research. Prior to that, she was a licensed professional counselor associate for the state of North Carolina. She provided family interventions, behavioral counseling and education, diagnostic assessments, and treatment plans for people with substance abuse and mental health issues.
Ms. Chamberlain earned a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Webster University in St. Louis. She received a B.A. in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She also holds a certificate in substance abuse counseling from East Carolina University. Ms. Chamberlain is also a veteran of the United States Army where she served one tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.