- Loves: Community engagement
- Hates: Bureaucracy
- Super Power: Reading between the lines
As the Systems Transformation Advisor for Phoenix and Denver, Tamara focuses her energy on tranformational change projects that will result in breakthrough reductions in Veteran homelessness in both Phoenix and Denver. Tamara has 13 years of experience working in the government sector both locally and federally, starting her career in Economic Vitality for the City of Scottsdale. in 2011, Tamara was accepted into the prestigious Presidential Managment Fellowship program when she began working as a Regional Coordinator for The Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Services for Veterans Families program. During her eight year tenure at the VA she helped pave the way for drastic reductions in Veteran homelessness in 13 communities in her region. Tamara currently serves as a board member for the Maricopa Association of Governments Continuum of Care, Chairs the Coordinated Entry Subcommittee, and participates in the Ending Veteran Homelessness workgroup in Phoenix, AZ. Tamara has a Bachelors in Political Science, a Master's in Public Administration, and a certificate in Counter Terrorism from the Institute of Terrorism Research and Responses in Jerusalem, Israel. Tamara enjoys Broadway musicals, working out, and spending time with her adorable siamese cat named Reznor.