Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving
Tamara moved to the Santa Barbara community in 1990. Since that time, she has held a variety of leadership positions with area non-profit organizations. Most recently, she was Executive Director of Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care Foundation. Tamara left VNHC to work as a realtor although she continued her relationship with area non-profits serving in a volunteer capacity.
Diagnosed in 2016 with type 1 diabetes, Tamara has benefitted greatly from the work done at Sansum Diabetes Research Institute and is delighted to work with the team to continue SDRI’s mission. Tamara earned her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of California at Davis. She loves to travel and spend time with friends and family.