Tama Shaw is the Chief Executive Officer of Hill Country Community Action Association, Inc. (HCCAA). She has been with the agency since 1977 and worked in a variety of administrative positions in the Family Planning program for 17 years, serving as Program Director for eleven years. In addition to her employment at Hill Country, Tama worked under contract as a consultant for Professional Management Associates, Inc. in Rockville, Maryland, Basic Health Management, Inc. in Silver Spring, Maryland, and The Center for Health Training in Austin, Texas. Tama received the annual award for “Person of the Year” from the Texas Family Planning Association in 1991. In 1994, she was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the Texas Board of Health. In August 2002, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.