Tanaya Suddreth Lynch

Program Officer

About Tanaya Suddreth

As Program Officer, Tanaya manages the Foundation’s growing capacity-building programs, focusing on systems and grassroots-level work, facilitating collaborations of various stakeholders, and building partnerships to ensure a strong nonprofit sector in the Triangle.

A native of Morganton, NC, Tanaya received her Bachelor’s in Public Health Education and a Master’s of Public Affairs from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Tanaya’s background is in adolescent health and social justice. She has a broad range of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector including program, event, and volunteer management, as well as fundraising. She has worked with organizations including Duke University’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE), Democracy North Carolina,  NCCJ, and the United Way of Greater Greensboro. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) of the Triangle, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating and supporting young nonprofit professionals by fostering networking, skill-building, and resource-sharing.

In her free time Tanaya enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and going to sporting events with her husband, planning events, and trying new recipes.

Ways Tanaya gives back:

  1. Supporting individuals on their leadership and career development journeys
  2. Donating to and volunteering with organizations that promote a more just and equitable society
  3. Helping family and friends plan events