Meet Tasha D. Young

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DEEP ROOTS IN GREENBURGH AND 28 YEARS OF MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

Tasha is a daughter of Greenburgh, birthed in the community and raised by the community. Belonging to the third generation of her family to dwell here, she grew up surrounded by love, support and role models at the Union child day care center (now the Lois Bronz Day Care Center), the former Fairview Greenburgh community center, now TDYCC Department of community resources, and the Elmsford School District. She saw what service can do to help a child lift off into a bright future.

Grounded with the support of the Greenburgh community and the courage of conviction to make a difference, Tasha earned a Business Administration degree from Fordham University, and a Master of Social Work from Hunter College, all while raising her daughter as a single parent, and working two jobs.

Today, Tasha is an executive leader. Her most recent role has been Chief of Staff and policy expert at New York City Council. Tasha has over 20 years of community activism, leadership, management, and engagement. She is an advocate for marginalized communities. Her work spans through local, county, state, and federal government to approach policy from an anti-oppressive, anti-racist lens. Tasha is a certified trainer on race, diversity, and intersectionality, reflective process with the Village associates. She has had 15 years of experience in trauma informed crisis response. She is also on the adjunct faculty at NYU's Silver School of Social Work and teaches policy.

Tasha’s lived experience in Greenburgh informs her policy priorities including smart economic development, affordable housing, sustainable energy, and public safety for all.

  • Tasha managed budgets from 3.5 million dollars to 100s of millions of dollars. She applied forensic accounting analysis and cut waste.
  • She worked for Abbott House in Irvington for 5 years, as an Executive Administrator and trainer managing both staff and 400 foster parents,
  • She then spent 5 years at North American Family Institute in Elmsford as a trainer, clinician, and Medicaid managed care director for three regional offices. 
  • For 3 years, she served as Program Manager at Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers in Elmsford, managing 100s of students, 21 school districts and 12 colleges, and
  • 2 years at the Theodore D. Young Community Center as a Program Manager. All of these were full time positions.
  • She was Chief Program Officer in White Plains at the leading non-profit for victims of domestic violence, My Sister’s Place. She supervised 3 directors, 1 senior director that she promoted, and 60 staff members.
  • Her most recent position was Land Use Policy Director and then Chief of Staff to New York City Majority Leader Laurie A. Cumbo, where she negotiated large deals like the largest density building in Brooklyn, as well as small but significant deals like securing 5000 sq. ft for a cultural art space, or $50k for a cheerleading squad for girls who live in public housing.  
  • 10 years retail management in Westchester, New York City, and CT

 

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