Tanya Gleason, Consultant
Tanya began her social service career as a social worker in behavioral healthcare providing case management and counseling in a variety of modalities, from working with inpatient pregnant and post-partum women with substance use disorder, to outpatient opioid replacement therapy. Following her direct service, she gained experience as a project manager for a four-county initiative mitigating the opioid epidemic in North Central Washington. Her substantial tenure as a regional, direct service advocate built the critical scaffolding Tanya needed to strive toward a more equitable and holistically healthy Washington. Ultimately, her experiences have led Tanya to find her place in the philanthropic landscape, first as a grants manager and then grant writer. The land of grants is somewhere she unequivocally calls home.
As someone who resists the status quo through a quiet demeanor, Tanya aspires to color all aspects of her life with honesty, respect, and integrity. Tanya finds joy in being a flawed and curious human with the willingness to lean into discomfort in order to do and be better. Tanya is on a mission to recognize her privilege and be an accomplice to marginalized people. She believes in true social transformation.
Tanya earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing from Western Washington University and her Master of Public Administration degree with a minor in Social Work from Eastern Washington University. She is currently working toward her Project Management Professional certification.
Originally hailing from Seattle, Tanya has found her home in the dusty, sage-laden, and rolling hills of North Central Washington, where she spends her recreational time cultivating her family’s small plot of land.