Tanya Wald has been involved in not-for-profit development and leadership in our community for nearly fourteen years. As a founding board member of both the Gay & Lesbian Association and Community Village Society, Tanya helped create organizational and policy development from the ground level. This experience, coupled with her degree in Social Work, has been instrumental in her current position as Executive Director of the Grande Prairie Youth Emergency Shelter Society which operates Sunrise House.
Following the closure of the shelter in 2010, Tanya was hired to support the board in the redevelopment and reopening of the shelter. With a focus on client driven best practices and long term sustainability, she has guided the organization to success with enhanced community partnerships and effective policy development. Tanya’s strong leadership was also influential in Sunrise House becoming an accredited facility in 2013.