The STCOC Education Committee strives to bring our community and schools together by acting as a liaison between the business and education community. This committee provides volunteers the opportunity to connect with and give back to our local area schools through programs such as the New Teacher's Welcome Breakfast and the Great American Teach-In.
Tanya R. Hollins
Regional Executive Director
PACE Center for Girls, Hillsborough
Upon graduating from Binghamton University, Tanya Hollins pursued her passion to serve marginalized populations. Showcasing this, Tanya has worked at various social service agencies including Job Corps, the YWCA, and the Broome County Urban League, where she served as the Interim President/CEO.
In 2000, Tanya began her career in higher education at Binghamton University. During that time, Tanya impacted the lives of many first-generation college students through her involvement with the Educational Opportunity Program and in her role as the Senior Assistant Director for Academic Programs. In 2008, Tanya began working at St. Anselm College and was soon promoted to serve as the Executive Director of the Center for Experiential Learning. In that role, she oversaw offices that served to strengthen the professional and civic development of students: The Internship Office, Office of Career Services, the Study Abroad Office and the Center for Community Engagement.
Relocating to Florida in 2012, Tanya was appointed as the Executive Director of PACE Center for Girls, Hillsborough, a prevention program that serves girls at risk for delinquency. In January 2017, she was promoted to Regional Executive Director and currently oversees six PACE centers. Often referring to her PACE girls as “at-promise” as opposed to “at-risk,” she embraces PACE’s philosophy to believe in every girl until she can believe in herself.
An advocate for all youth, Tanya serves as an active participant on The Human Trafficking Rescue and Restore Coalition, the Community Alliance Committee, and the Circuit 13 Juvenile Justice Board. She is also a board member of the Florida Juvenile Justice Association and the Florida State Kids Count Advisory Council.