Tatiana is a well-rounded business professional with nearly 18 years of experience in the public, private, non-profit sector, and philanthropy. Her work for both domestic and international organizations has consistently been in fast-paced, outcome-oriented environments. As an immigrant from Colombia, she is focused on investing in diverse communities. As a fierce advocate for racial equity and diversity, both in the board room and in various sectors, she deeply understands the value of the community and key stakeholder voices at decision-making tables.
In March, Tatiana was hired by Mayor Muriel Bowser and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development and Chief of Staff, John Falcicchio, as the Director for External Affairs and Engagement for the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. Tatiana is part of the team tasked with rethinking and strategizing how the District does business, invests, supports the workforce, and ensures that District residents, especially those in vulnerable communities and negatively impacted industries, continue to thrive, grow, and rebuild in the midst and post the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to her recent return to District government, Tatiana served for three and a half years as the Director of Community Health and Social Impact for the National Capital Area for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the region’s largest not-for-profit insurer. She managed a sponsorship budget with her team of $38 million that supported over 250 organizations in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties and West Virginia.
Tatiana is incredibly passionate about public service having spent twelve years working and volunteering for local and state governments in New Jersey, Florida, and Washington D.C. and also national campaigns, which included two Presidential. Opening up doors for others that might not be able to have opportunities is the driving force in her career. She’s understands the value of public service and how it can be the vehicle for change and impact. This election cycle Tatiana volunteered as the Latinx Faith Advisor, for Faith 2020, an organization led by Adam Phillip (National Faith Director for Bloomberg 2020) and Fred Davie ( Executive Vice President of Union Theological Seminary) focused on choosing hope over fear in the public square and supporting Biden-Harris to lead in restoring our nation’s soul and values. Tatiana serves on several non-profit boards focused on women’s and children rights; access to education; faith; and health. She is also a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations; a member of the 2020 Class of Leadership Greater Washington; Washington Hispanic’s 100 Most Influential Latinos; and most recently was named the Washington Business Journal’s Forty under 40.
Tatiana attended Montclair State University where she received a Broadcast Journalism Bachelor’s degree. In 2013, she graduated with her Executive Master’s in Business/ Leadership degree from Georgetown University. She currently resides in Washington D.C.