Tanya Wedderburn

Board of Directors

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Tanya is the Chief People Officer for a national nonprofit that focuses on creating pathways for economic mobility in under-resourced communities. With academic training in both business and nonprofit management and over 12 years of professional experience in Human Resources leadership, Tanya has developed a deep working knowledge and command of talent strategy and organizational effectiveness. As CPO, Tanya supports the organization's priorities of building a people-centered, high-impact team and enhancing the employee experience through strategic human resources management, talent development, people operations, and employee relations. 

Tanya believes deeply in the power of people and community. In both her professional and personal life, she seeks out opportunities to witness individuals, amplify their voices, and advocate for their humanity. Tanya attributes much of her profound commitment to connection-building to her own lived experience as a foster child. Tanya's intimate understanding of the necessity of community and the presence of caring adults in the lives of foster teens led her to DCFYI. 

In addition to a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a minor in Nonprofit management from the University of Central Florida, she is also a Senior Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resource Management. Tanya is an activist and a creative who enjoys and is energized by all art forms. She describes herself as a "part-time poet," a writer, a vocalist, and a champion for justice and community.