Tomeika Oliver is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor. Her background includes over 20 + years of experience of providing service to others. Tomeika had the pleasure of working as an Emergency Medical Dispatcher in a high-intensity environment. While working in emergency medical services, she decided to make a career change and pursued a higher education as a non-traditional student and full-time parent.
Tomeika earned her BSW and MSW from Cleveland State University. During her graduate studies, she learned that she had a passion for all matters related to trauma and Clinical Social Work was the best fit. Tomeika began her clinical experience in community mental health providing trauma-informed interventions in direct practice with adults. Also, as part of an inter agency collaboration addressing public health concerns resulting from opioid crisis, she was the responding clinician on a team of first responders. She provided substance use assessments, interventions, and linkages for individuals with challenges that intersected co-occurring disorders and law enforcement. In addition, Tomeika has experience within the criminal justice sector providing trauma-based Intensive Outpatient Services for women advocating for successful completion of their legal requirements. Her research interest includes studying the effects and reciprocal interventions of direct trauma, trans-generational and systemic trauma, as well as the impact of secondary trauma associated with helping professionals, with particular attention to 911 telecommunicators. Other passions for Tomeika include providing instruction to the next generation of 911 telecommunicators with a local community college, peer support and CISD for emergency medical professionals, and more recently, she has begun volunteering as a mentor to first generational college students.