Tatiana is a well-rounded business professional with nearly 18 years of experience in the public, private, non-profit sectors. Her work for both domestic and international organizations has consistently been in fast-paced, outcome-oriented environments. As a fierce advocate for racial equity and diversity, she deeply understands the value of collaboration to elevate the necessary and much-needed voices at decision-making tables. Opening up doors for others that might not be able to have opportunities is the driving force in her career.
Most recently, Tatiana joined SKDK as VP of Public Affairs.
Prior to SKDK, Tatiana served in Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration, as the Director for External Affairs and Engagement for the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. Tatiana was tasked with rethinking and strategizing how District government conducts business, invests, supports the workforce, and ensures that District residents, especially those in vulnerable communities and negatively impacted industries, receive relief and continue to grow and recover, given the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through economic intelligence, producing content and programming, relationship building with stakeholders from a variety of industries and sectors, as well as engaging grasstops/roots, Tatiana was a crucial member that helped lay the foundation for Economic Recovery under the Mayor’s leadership.
Prior to her return to District government, Tatiana served for three and a half years as the Director of Community Health and Social Impact for the National Capital Area for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the region’s largest not-for-profit insurer. She managed a sponsorship budget with her team of $38 million that supported over 250 organizations in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, Montgomery, and Prince George’s counties, and West Virginia.
Tatiana is incredibly passionate about public service having spent twelve years working and volunteering for local and state governments in New Jersey, Florida, and Washington D.C. and also national campaigns, which included two Presidential. This past election cycle Tatiana volunteered as the Latinx Faith Advisor, for Faith 2020, an organization led by Adam Phillip (National Faith Director for Bloomberg 2020) and Fred Davie (Executive Vice President of Union Theological Seminary) focused on choosing to hope over fear in the public square and supporting Biden-Harris to lead in restoring our nation’s soul and values.
Tatiana serves on several local and national boards focused on public-private partnership development nationally and globally; women and children’s rights; housing affordability; access to secondary education; and health outcomes in communities of color. She is also a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations; a member of the 2020 Class of Leadership Greater Washington; Washington Hispanic’s 100 Most Influential Latinos; and was named the Washington Business Journal’s Forty under 40.
Tatiana attended Montclair State University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. In 2013, she graduated with her Executive Master’s in Business/ Leadership degree from Georgetown University. She currently resides in Washington D.C.