Tricia Homer is an accomplished educator, nurse facilitator, and performer who excels at fostering meaningful dialogue to further her commitment to diversity and social justice. At HGVenture, a leadership and management consulting firm she founded, Homer draws from a multifaceted background in performing arts, marketing, and community engagement to enhance the skills of individuals and teams. Whether in her native St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, or Prince George’s County—her home since 2012—Homer is passionate about representing and improving her community. She is chairperson of the College Park Community Foundation Board of Directors, which supports local nonprofits in capacity building. She is cochair of the City of College Park Education Advisory Board.
Before founding HGVenture, Homer was assistant director of the Office of Community Engagement at the University of Maryland, where she matched community needs with university resources. She continues to facilitate intergroup courses and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equity trainings for the university, which she redesigned to encourage more dialogue and engagement—skills cultivated while working as a performer and arts marketer. Additionally, she is cochair of the University of Maryland Office of Diversity and Inclusion Words of Engagement dialogue board and serves on the President’s Commission on Ethnic and Minority Issues.
Homer holds a master’s degree in instructional design from University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and an undergraduate degree in government from Wesleyan University. She is a former Miss Virgin Islands and winner of the Miss Congeniality Award at the 2005 Miss Universe Pageant.