Tamara J.

Chief of Staff

Tamara has over 21 years experience in both nonprofit and corporate environments working directly with senior leaders to develop and lead lines of business, special projects, and strategic planning to achieve their vision and mission.  She has spent most of the past 11 years in the workforce development field, including over nine years as a senior leader in a variety of roles at the national nonprofit, Year Up, and currently serving as Chief of Staff for Genesys Works. Tamara works directly with the executive leadership to build collaboration across the organization, develop consistent tools and processes, and manage projects and communication. Prior to Year Up, she built a successful consulting business and built collaborative client relationships in a variety of relationship management and business development roles in for-profit organizations. Tamara is consistently recognized by her peers for her pragmatic approach, high level of personal responsibility, and commitment to collaboration. She earned a BBA from The University of Texas in San Antonio with a concentration in Finance and her MBA from Boston University with a concentration on Strategy and Analysis. Tamara currently lives outside of Boston with her three children, husband, and dog.


  • Chief of staff
  • Fundraising
  • Operations


  • MBA, Boston University
  • BBA, The University of Texas at San Antonio


  • Financial services
  • Non-profit

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