Our Founder and Director: Tammy Vesey
Ms. Tammy Vesey was born on December 5 to Thomas and the Late Loretta Vesey. She is the seventh of ten children. She has 6 sisters and 3 brothers, 1 daughter and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was her parents first daughter to earn a high school diploma and first person in her family to graduate college. She has two associates degrees in Maintenance Production Management and Elementary Education and a Bachelor's Degree in General Studies (Business) and she is currently working on her Master's in Athletic Administration. Ms. Vesey started teaching Sunday school at the age of 14 and she has been working with the youth since then. She is an Air Force Veteran and she has traveled throughout the U.S. and Overseas. After living away from home for 10 years she decided to move back home and give back to her community. Even though she had grown up in the Quad City area it was not as easy to get involved as she thought it would be. The desire to help others and give back was so strong for Ms. Vesey that she decided to start her own community group, Q-C Women In Action. Since she has started Q-C Women In Action she has mentored a total of 64 girls, hosted seminars and she has taken the young ladies to Las Vegas, Atlanta, St. Louis, Memphis and Cincinnati. All the young ladies that have been involved with QCWIA have either graduated and went on to college or they are still in high school. Ms. Vesey believes that it her responsibility as a mentor to give these young ladies the tools that they will need to be successful in life, she has often said "We have been entrusted with precious jewels, it is our responsibility to help them shine brighter." In addition to QCWIA, she is raising her daughter, working full time and she is the Head Girls track coach at Rock Island High School. Ms. Vesey hopes that the young ladies that she mentors will also give back to their community one day. She was recently recognized as the Jefferson Award winner for public service.