Tamarah Holmes, PhD
Director, DHCD Office of Broadband
Tamarah Holmes, Ph.D, is the Director for the Office of Broadband at DHCD. She has spent 20 years in the public sector in the field of community and economic development. Dr. Holmes has played an instrumental role in the creation of the Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI). Prior to her current role, she was the Associate Director for the Policy and Strategic Development office in the Community Development Division at DHCD. In addition to serving as broadband director, she serves as the Virginia Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) program manager. Dr. Holmes holds a master’s degree in urban planning and analysis with a concentration in housing and community development. She received her doctorate in public policy and administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.