Tanya Edelin joined the Committee as the Chief Operating Officer in 2024. She oversees critical operations and supports the organization’s priorities and financial sustainability.


Prior to joining the Committee, Tanya served as the Vice President of Finance and Administration at Venture Philanthropy Partners, managing finance and administrative functions, and collaborating on the development and refinement of the investment practice approach.


During her tenure at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., Tanya was Director of Operations, where she led the organization’s Covid Response plan, technology implementations, financial process improvements, and budget management of the Marshal Motley Scholars Program, a groundbreaking commitment to endow the South with the next generation of civil rights lawyers.


Before her career at a civil rights organization, Tanya enjoyed a 25-year career in the healthcare industry. She spent 19 years at Kaiser Permanente in multiple leadership roles with increased productivity and profitability by re-engineering complex performance management infrastructure, streamlining key business systems and creating a strategic planning framework to align financial, business, and social priorities across multiple business functions. She began her career as a staff auditor with Ernst and Young, holding financial and operational roles in healthcare and financial services institutions.


Tanya earned her accounting degree from Hampton University and certifications as a certified public accountant (CPA) and project management professional (PMP).

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