Tash brings over 25 years of leadership experience in the community sector working with public and non-profit organizations, governments, elected officials, and Indigenous communities. As a management consultant with the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA), she assists school leaders and elected officials advance student achievement.
Her active career spans multiple sectors including the affordable housing sector, where she established Alberta’s first association for non-profit housing providers, and served as Executive Director. Tash also established Alberta’s YouthVOLUNTEER! Society, a provincial charity dedicated to building youth volunteerism, in collaboration with the Provincial government.
Her work in advancing affordable housing led to her special invitation by the Federal Government to join the Official Canadian Delegation at the UN Summit for Community Sustainability held in Ecuador, in 2016.
Tash’s senior leadership experience also includes service with Canada’s largest school divisions, Chief of Staff and Strategy in the post-secondary sector, the St. Albert Housing Society, Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta and NWT, Imperial Oil, and Alberta Women Entrepreneurs. Early in her career, she led and transformed a social enterprise in rural Alberta, to support the local women’s emergency shelter, and won awards for her results.
Tash currently serves on the Board of Directors with ABC Head Start, Alberta’s Teacher Service Qualifications Board, and recently served as Vice-President of the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association in Ottawa. She also served on the Government of Alberta’s Steering Committee for the province’s first Affordable Housing Strategy.
Tash lives in St. Albert, Alberta with her husband of 25 years, 22 year-old daughter Ashley and their SCARS rescue dog, Sherman.