Biltmore Who's Who Selects Tania N. Alexander as an Honored Member of the Executive and Professional Registry
The selection recognizes Tania N. Alexander's commitment to excellence in the Non-Profit industry.
- San Francisco, CA (1888PressRelease) December 02, 2010 - Tania N. Alexander, Director for Goodwill, Bayview Hope Transportation Academy (BHTA), has been selected as an Honored Member of the Biltmore Who's Who Executive and Professional Registry.
Alexander, a member of True Hope Church where her father serves as senior pastor, stumbled upon a job opportunity with Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo and San Rafael after being in talks with her dad, Rev. Arelious Walker, and husband Carl, about collaborating to provide job training for residents of the area. Because this was one of the church's goals, she and her husband eagerly worked with them to develop the program, outreach and funding strategies. Shortly thereafter, Alexander was offered a position as a part-time vocational counselor turned director for the program.
Having served over three hundred participants thus far, with an eighty percent success rate of completing the program and another eighty percent obtaining employment afterward, Alexander has worked hard to make the program a success. In addition to overseeing the day to day operation of the Bayview Hope Transportation Academy (BHTA) where they teach individuals the skills to become a commercial driver for tractor trailers, concrete mixers and motor coaches, her organization also offers customized defensive driver courses to employees, manages the operating budget, completes agency and funder reports, and assists with grant applications.
Growing up in a middle-income family in the Bayview District, Alexander understood the challenges many faced in the neighborhood. "When Goodwill initially approached our church about eight years ago about bringing job training to the residents of my community I was initially skeptical for a variety of reasons," she explained. "But they proved themselves to be genuine. I knew that this would be an opportunity to help the members of my community to change their lives."
Certified in vocational counseling and global career development facilitation, Alexander hopes to expand BHTA to include fee based training to employers in need of their training services. She also hopes to establish her own non-profit organization in the future. In addition, she is optimistic on expanding entrepreneurial ventures in the future, and is working on completing and publishing her first book in 2011.
Alexander is a member of California Trucking Association and True Hope Church,
and is the recipient of numerous awards, including three consecutive Exemplary Commendations from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (an independent International, non-profit accreditor of health and human services), a Jefferson Award nomination from the American Institute for Public Service, and a Certificate of Honor through the City of San Francisco for outstanding work with the BHTA, both in 2007. In her free time, Tania enjoys singing, entertaining and traveling.
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