Dr. Tasha Henneman is currently Chief of Staff for Goodwill Industries San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties. She has a long and fruitful track record in multiple sectors including government, academia, nonprofit and public service, where she has built collaborative and successful working relationships with individuals who come from varying cultural, socio-economic, political and racial backgrounds. She has led or been part of workgroups and advisory committees that consider innovative approaches to ECE – Career systems improvement and change. Tasha has sat on several boards and currently is a board member for the Berkeley Public Schools Fund and Lifelong Medical.
Prior to working with SF Goodwill, Tasha was the District Director for State Senator Nancy Skinner and served as the Education and Health Policy Advisor for the former Mayor of Berkeley. With over 20 years in education and nonprofit management, Tasha has led effective organizations engaging in change, staff development and program management.
Dr. Henneman’s research explores the experiences of parents who have Black boys that were expelled or “pushed out” from multiple early child care environments and the impacts of the expulsions on the entire family. Other areas of research and training include issues of social justice, equity, trauma and professional development. She is adjunct faculty at Mills College and Berkeley City College, where she teaches courses in the Sociology and Education Departments.
Dr. Henneman holds a Doctorate in Education and a Master of Arts in Education with a focus in Educational Leadership from Mills College. She also holds a Masters in Public Administration from Cal State Hayward (Now Cal State East Bay) and a Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Studies from California State University Chico.