Tanya Barrett is the Senior Vice President of 211 Connecticut’s Health and Human Services (HHS), a division of the United Way of Connecticut (UWCT) which helps meet the needs of CT residents by providing information, education and connection to services. Tanya has been with UWCT for more than twenty years working to help connect Connecticut residents to needed resources. In her current position, she oversees 211 Connecticut’s Health and Human Services division and specialized services in housing, child development, crisis intervention and disaster response. Through her participation in national leadership efforts, she works to advance the mission of ensuring that 211 is “excellent, everywhere and always”. She currently serves as secretary of both the Connecticut Health Foundation’s Board of Trustees and the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness’ Board of Trustees. Most recently, she was appointed to the West Hartford Bloomfield Health District Board.
Prior to joining UWCT, she worked in child protection and in employment services for the mentally ill. Tanya holds a master’s degree in counseling/human resource development from the University of Bridgeport and a bachelor’s degree in social work from Western Connecticut State University.