Tanya Johnson

Tanya Johnson

Program Manager
Peer Support
Brief info

Tanya is a Program Manager at SAIL. Tanya supervises SAIL team members who provide information, support, independent living skill building and advocacy to individuals with disabilities throughout the U.P. Tanya helps consumers across the Upper Peninsula overcome barriers to housing and assisting individuals live in the community. Tanya and the SAIL staff assists with all aspects of the process in finding housing along with navigating services to ensure success with their independent living goals.

In addition, Tanya is a certified SOAR (SSI/SSDI, Outreach and Recovery) practitioner with SAIL. In this role, she assists individuals with SSI/SSDI applications and appeals.

Tanya is a people person who loves being able to help others across the U.P. live independently. In her free time she enjoys spending time at camp and being with her family.



A Few Kind Words

"Disability Network has allowed me to share ways to deal with social issues, given me new ideas about technology and other accommodations, helped me to share and release stress, and increased my self esteem."

Geri Taeckens

"As an intern at SAIL, I have been able to direct many people toward programs or organizations that may help people live more independently. Every time a goal is accomplished, the feeling of success is totally noticeable. Even with one client at a time, the community is noticing that this organization cares about our clients and the communities in which they serve."

Jennifer Webber

"I want to improve acceptance, community integration and employment opportunities for people in my community who have disabilities. They are individuals with strengths and challenges just like everyone else."

Kris Keranen
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