Tanya Dumas

Program Officer

Phone: (907) 334-0503

Email: tdumas@rasmuson.org

Tanya Dumas joined the Foundation in March 2019 bringing over 15 years of multi-sector experience to help children, families and communities thrive. As a program officer, she weaves together program management expertise, operational skills, and commitment to equity to connect Alaskans with funding sources.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Tanya worked at Casey Family Programs, a national foundation focused on child welfare. As director of operations for the Indian Child Welfare team, she led strategic program operations, coached staff on initiatives, screened and negotiated agreements, and led continuous quality improvement efforts. She sought to engage youth and advance the goals and priorities of tribal partners. Previously, Tanya practiced corporate litigation at an international firm based in San Francisco, where she devoted pro bono time to cases addressing education, voting rights and more.

Tanya has served on the board of Healthy Generations, a nonprofit dedicated to health equity. As a VISTA volunteer, she coordinated an early childhood literacy program in two rural Oregon schools. She is originally from Sweet Home, Oregon. Tanya is drawn to community-created, cross-sector approaches that align policies, systems, services and conditions for positive results.

Tanya has a law degree from New York University School of Law and a bachelor’s in gender and international development from Lewis & Clark College, and she is an alum of the Puget Sound-area’s Leadership Tomorrow program. She loves continuing to learn. From sustainable agriculture and photography to social justice and community building to all kinds of water-related activities, her interests are many.


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Jeff Baird

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Program Officer - External Affairs

Deborah Bitney

Vice President of Finance and Administration

Angela Cox

Vice President of External Affairs

Lisa Demer

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Laura Erickson

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Carmen Goodwin

Payroll and Benefits Administrator

Jess Haley

Executive Assistant to the President / Board Liaison

Josh Hemsath

Program Fellow

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Executive Assistant to the Vice Presidents

Marian Hunter

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Diane Kaplan

President and CEO

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Allison Macanga

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Alexandra McKay

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