David Tuckman’s Biography

David Tuckman is the former UNA-USA National Young Professionals Chair on the National Council of Chapters & Regions and served as UNA-USA YPIC National Director of Public Relations & Branding and led the National Young Professionals Working Group & National Young Professionals Taskforce. David currently serves as UNA-USA SFV Chapter President & Director of Public Information/Media Relations and UNA-USA So. California Division Secretary. He graduated UCLA in Communications & Political Science, earned his Public Health Core Competencies (PHCC) from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health & a PDS in Emergency Management from FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI). He is, also, a Red Cross Mass Care Supervisor in Los Angeles Region and Territory-1 Captain of a Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT). David is, also, a District Coordinator of Red Cross Youth & Young Adult Services where he works with youth in mentorship and leadership development and on fundraising campaigns including Red Cross/UN Foundations Measles & Rubella Initiative. David has been honored by UNA-USA for his leadership with the Global Advocate Award.

David has been a strong advocate for human rights, woman’s rights, the International Convention on the Rights of the Child and an active leader in support of the Adopt-A-Minefield Program, Nothing But Nets Campaign to combat Malaria and the recent Adopt-A-Future Campaign to aid refugee children and families.

David was honored at Congress with the Congressional Award Gold Honor Medal, awarded the Presidents’ Call to Service Award by President Obama & Daily Point of Light Award by President Bush. Tuckman was also awarded the FBI Director’s Commendation for Exceptional Service in the Public Interest. He is the recipient of the National Red Cross Clara Barton Honor Award for Meritorious Service–the highest Commendation in Red Cross, preceded by the Special Citation.

David sees himself as a role model by example who strongly believes we all need to make our world a better place and that we can all find ways small or large to make a difference every day in our own communities.