Tanya is the Assistant Director for SAIL, the Disability Network of the U.P. Tanya oversees Database Management and Quality Control and also supervises SAIL’s Nursing Facility Transition program which assists individuals in transitioning back out into the community from long-term care. In addition, she is a certified SOAR (SSI/SSDI, Outreach and Recovery) Local Lead with SAIL. In this role, she assists individuals that are either experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness 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 hunting, fishing, spending time at camp, and being with her family.
What Our Team Has To Say.
"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."
"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."
"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."