Tish Mukala
President of New Lynn Coalition/Highlands Coalition Co-Chair

Tish Mukala works as a Family Nurse Practitioner who was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Tish arrived in the U.S. in 1993 to pursue her dream of getting her education. Tish got her GED from Operation Bootstrap, now known as Pathway. She would go on to receive her Associate’s Degree from Roxbury Community College. Tish then went on to Salem State University where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. She would then attend the University of New Hampshire where she received her Masters of Science in Nursing. Along with her achievements and passion for nursing, Tish became more active in her community. In 2014, she joined the Highlands Coalition as a board member and would become co-chair of the Coalition in 2016. She would also join the American Refugee Council in 2015.

Other community involvements include Leja Bulela Inc.(Show that you care), Femme Berceau De L’abondance (Woman Cradle of Abundance) and the New Lynn Coalition.

Joining these organizations has been a way for Tish to help fight the battle against housing discrimination while promoting safety for all citizens. What is also important to Tish is having representation for all and helping those less fortunate get on their feet.

In one African language it is said that it is hard to climb a tree with one hand but together everyone achieves more. Tish is doing her part to help everyone achieve more.