Tanya Tassi works as the National Community Center Policy Manager for CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers.  Embedded in the Policy Department of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, she specializes in mobilization, advocacy, and education within the LGBTQ community. 

She is the founder of the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Senior Mobilization Squad; a group consisting of older adults living in Los Angeles County who are dedicated to protecting and expanding the rights of the LGBTQ community.

Tanya is also the founder and former director of the Los Angeles LGBT Center's One Voice Chorale; a musical group consisting of older adults with vocal, instrumental, and artistic talents.

Tanya is currently serving her second term as a Commissioner for the Los Angeles County Commission on Aging.  She is a volunteer educator for the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, is a member of the Los Angeles Police Department's LGBTQ work group, and is involved in disaster preparedness as part of the Long Beach Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

Tanya received her degree in Administration of Justice with an emphasis on Sociology from Los Angeles Harbor College in December of 2019, graduating summa cum laude.  She earned a Gerontology certification from the University of Southern California's Leonard Davis School of Gerontology in 2017.  She is the recipient of the 2017 Los Angeles County LINK Award for her outstanding service to the older adult community. In 2019, Tanya received the Broadwick Scholarship, awarded to females who have re-entered post-secondary education and excel academically. Tanya is currently working on her masters degree in International Law.

Tanya is available to educate on the following topics:

  • Fundamentals of Gerontology
  • LGBTQ Advocacy 101
  • LGBTQ Aging
  • LGBTQ Cultural Sensitivity Training
  • Older Adults: Mobilization and Advocacy
  • End Of Life Care
  • Conflict Resolution

Certifications:

  • Religious Literacy: Traditions and Scriptures: Harvard Divinity School
  • Fundamentals of Gerontology: USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
  • Cultural and Diversity Awareness: LA County Department of Mental Health
  • Health and Service Foundational Skills: East Los Angeles College
  • End of Life Care: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

AWARDS:

  • Deans Honor Award, 2019
  • Broadwick Scholarship Award, 2019
  • Los Angeles College Dean's Honor List, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Los Angeles County Link Award, 2017

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Los Angeles County Commission on Aging
  • National Resource Center on LGBT Aging Ambassador
  • American Society On Aging
  • Los Angeles County Area Plan On Aging
  • National LGBTQ Task Force
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • East Los Angeles College Health Services Organization
  • University of Southern California Gerontology Association