SV2 Board Member
Gatanya is a visionary leader with over 19 years of experience in leadership development, healthcare, and nonprofit expertise. She currently serves as Executive Director of the Center for Youth Wellness, a program of Safe & Sound, where she is also the Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to joining the Center for Youth Wellness team, she spent three years with a leading senior housing organization in Chicago. As an Executive Director, she has developed strong leaders, streamlined operational costs, developed and executed internal and external strategies, and managed and led several large scale community events. Gatanya holds a B.S. in Community Health from Illinois State University and is working on completing her MBA. She was a former LeadingAge Leadership Fellow and a 2021 Gratitude Network Fellow. Gatanya has also held several different leadership and board membership roles in her career and is an Americorps VISTA Alumni. In 2018, she became a Honoring Excellence Award nominee. Gatanya practices Vipassana meditation daily, and on the weekends, you can find her doing outdoor activities, reading, traveling, and spending time with her daughter and friends.