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Tisa Whack was born in Charleston, SC; and is the daughter of Mr. Blease Whack and the late Cheryl Whack. She is the oldest of three girls, the mother of one son, the late Tyrell, the grandmother of one grandson. 

Tisa holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and is candidate for a Master of Science Degree in Business Management with a concentration in Project Management.

Tisa is the co-founder of the nonprofit organization “We Are Their Voices”. This organization was birthed in 2017 after the tragic loss of her son and only child due to senseless gun violence and works to create awareness and communication among young adults and communities on the impact on gun violence. The organization is the “voice” of gun violence victims who can no longer speak for themselves and provides access, outlets, and opportunities to help troubled young men divert from negativity and gun violence and hosts monthly support meetings for families.

Tisa is also a founding member of Taking Back Our Village, an advisory board established in 2014 that consist of community members, volunteers, and law enforcement within Charleston County Sheriff’s Office who are dedicated to improving the overall well-being of our local communities. They promote activities that will empower citizens, strengthen families, and encourage young people to become productive members of society. 


In addition, Tisa is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America- Charleston Chapter Community Lead, former Deputy Chapter Lead for SC Chapter of Moms Demand Action, and a Survivor Fellow with Everytown Survivor Network.


Tisa holds many hats in the community but holds pride in each of them and is dedicated to being an advocate and often references scripture that is dear to her heart and has guided her in the roller-coaster journey of life. 2 Corinthians 1:4 “who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

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