Tamara was born and raised in East Dallas and is the co-owner of Whitley Family Dental. She is a dynamic executive who balances strategic thought leadership with tactical execution to design and implement dental office solutions.
Tamara attended DISD public schools and graduated with highest honors from Skyline High School in 1985. After high school, Tamara obtained her Bachelor of Science in psychology and graduated cum laude in 1988 from Texas A&M University.
Tamara brings 30 years of proven business and insurance experience to her role of office director at Whitley Family Dental from such notable companies as Medco Health Solutions, Cigna, CVS, and ADP. This business experience includes building relationships, disaster recovery protocols, HIPAA compliance, insurance administration, account management, client implementations, talent development, process reengineering, operations support, metrics development, and preventive measure implementation.
Tamara is currently certified by the American Heart Association in CPR basic life support with automated external defibrillator.
She holds a black belt in Six Sigma Process Improvement methodology, OSAP-DALE Foundation Dental Infection Prevention & Control certification, and is a lifetime member of the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM). In September 2022, with Dr. Bill by her side, Tamara was awarded the title of Master at the annual AADOM conference.
Tamara lives in East Dallas with her husband of more than 30 years, Dr. Bill. Their son Nick graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in political science from Texas A&M University in August 2022. Nick currently works as a staff assistant with Athletic Communications for Michigan State University. The Whitleys attend First Baptist Church in Dallas and enjoy traveling, reading, and cooking.