Wednesday, November 3, 2010

We Are Inspired By This BOSS: Tania Peterson-Chandler

Ms. Tania Peterson Chandler began her career in the human services field shortly after graduating from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a degree in Legal Studies. Guided by her desire to help those involved in the Criminal Justice System she began working for a not for profit agency as a Court Advocate for adolescents.  Motivated by her continued passion to help, she continued her career at her current employer The Education & Assistance Corporation (EAC), a leading not-for-profit organization in the New York metropolitan area. EAC’s mission, to respond to human needs with programs that help empower individuals to take control of their lives was directly aligned with Ms. Peterson Chandler’s passion to help. 

Ms. Peterson Chandler started with EAC as a Court Liaison and soon rose through the ranks to her current position of Regional Director of Administration for EAC’s New York City Services. As Regional Director Ms. Peterson Chandler is responsible overseeing the operation of 20 Community Justice Programs throughout New York City and manages over 100 employees including Directors, Supervisors, Case Managers and Administrative staff.

Since joining EAC in February of 1997, Ms. Peterson Chandler has initiated and enhanced a wide range of human service programs benefiting thousands of vulnerable families each year. These include EAC's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Alternative to Incarceration programs, HIV and Hepatitis C Prevention and Treatment programs, an Alcohol Education program, an Enhanced Employment Initiative and a Batterers Intervention Program to name a few. She has also coordinated the development of several federally-funded programs.

While working fulltime at EAC, Ms Peterson Chandler earned her Masters Degree in Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminal Justice Policy and Planning. She continued her educational endeavors at Rutgers School of Law-Newark earning her Juris Doctorate. Ms. Peterson Chandler is a member of both the New Jersey and New York State bars.

Come meet these BOSS "Influencer" honorees, at The BOSS Network's "Influencers" event on November 10, 2010 in in New York, NY. You can register for the event here. Come out and be inspired!

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