Network of Executive Women

N.E.W. Luncheon - February 2017

  • 14 Feb 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 12:59 PM
  • Centre Club

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Dr. Kanika Tomalin



Dr. Kanika Tomalin is the Deputy Mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida. In this role she works in partnership with Mayor Rick Kriseman to strategically advance one of Florida’s largest cities toward its vision of standing as a city of opportunity that honors its past while pursuing the future. Dr. Tomalin’s role includes a citywide purview that ranges from policy to planning and extends the Mayor’s reach.  

 Prior to her appointment as Deputy Mayor Dr. Tomalin served as the Regional Vice President of External Affairs for the five-county Bayfront Health Network and Director of Strategy for Health Management Associates’ Florida Group. For more than 13 years, in various leadership roles at Bayfront Medical Center, she guided the organization’s strategic planning; government relations; marketing; media; community affairs; external and internal communications and patient experience.

 She has also worked at the St. Petersburg Times, the Palm Beach Post, WTXL-TV in Tallahassee, WAVE-TV in Louisville, KY and WRXB radio in St. Petersburg

Dr. Tomalin received a Journalism degree from Florida A&M University, an MBA from the University of Miami and a Doctorate in Law and Policy from Northeastern University in Boston. Her commitment to the community is evident in her outreach. Previous board and executive leadership positions include: Vice-Chair of the St. Petersburg College Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions; St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership; Bayfront Health, Education and Research Organization; Pinellas County Urban League; YWCA of Tampa Bay; Canterbury School of Florida; Great Explorations Children’s Museum; Pinellas Enrichment for Mental Health Services Advisory Board; USF St. Pete Celebrates! Host Committee; American Heart Association Go Red for Women Executive Cabinet and American Stage.

 She has received numerous honors and appointments, including b