Gatanya brings over 18 years of experience in leadership development and healthcare, to her role at the Center for Youth Wellness. Prior to joining the team, she spent three years with a leading senior housing organization, in Chicago, IL, where she was an Executive Director. Over the years, she has helped develop strong leaders, organized and executed organizational goals, and coordinated various volunteer activities, as well as larger community events. Gatanya holds a B.S. in Community Health from Illinois State University and is a LeadingAge Leadership Fellow. Gatanya has also held several different leadership and board membership roles in her career, is an\ Americorps VISTA Alumni, as well as a 2018 Honoring Excellence Award nominee. Gatanya practices Vipassana meditation, daily, and on the weekends, you can find her hiking or backpacking with her family or playing The Sims 4 computer game.