Tonya E. Scott Savage

Tonya Savage is a true believer that individuals should “be the change we want to see in the world.” Professionally and personally, Ms. Savage strives to live her mantra. In her free time she is a board member of Awake Education, a charter school focusing on “whole child” development; an executive committee member for her local chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; and she is always involved in various community service projects, in addition to her roles as the consummate team/class mom.

Professionally, Ms. Savage currently serves as legal counsel for the Indian Health Service, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the Office of Civil Rights, federal agencies whose primary missions are to serve communities. Previously, she served honorably as a Captain in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate Generals’ Corps. Ms. Savage obtained a Bachelors of Science Degree in Marketing from Louisiana Tech University and a Juris Doctor from Southern University Law Center, where she was recognized as the best student attorney for the Juvenile Law Clinic and recipient of the Best Oral Advocate Award for the law school in 1995. The New Orleans, LA area native now lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area (TX) with her husband, Cedric, and their two children, Jordan and Kailey. Her hope is to always be a voice for the voiceless, which ignites her commitment to JCLI.