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Tara brings a unique passion and enthusiasm to helping nonprofits leverage their most important asset, their staff.  Her projects have led to increased employee engagement, reduced turnover, and the creation of effective professional development plans and evaluations.

Prior to joining Avenir, she was a senior HR executive at a large, local nonprofit healthcare organization where she changed the employee culture from one of basic compliance to a community of engagement, fun, and collaboration.

During her tenure, the organization received the Holleran’s Highest Honor for Employee Engagement, received a Healthiest Employer ranking for mid-size companies twice from the Phoenix Business Journal, as well as an HR Best Practices award from the Journal.

She was also the organizational lead and trainer for the Franklin Covey Four Disciplines of Execution program and a strategic partner for the organization’s short- and long-term goals.

Tara holds an MBA, with a servant leader emphasis, from Grand Canyon University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management, with an emphasis in Human Resources, from Arizona State University. She holds both national HR certifications, the Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) and the Society of Human Resources’ Senior Certified Professional designation (SHRM-SCP). She is a graduate of Valley Leadership Institute’s Class 33 and proud Arizona native.

Email Tara at tara@avenirconsultingpartners.com