Staff List

Tanya Ryder, M.Ed., STAR Center Senior Project Manager

Tanya Ryder joined the STAR Center Team in January 2013. As the Senior Project Manager, she manages the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of STAR Center events, resources, systems, products, communications, virtual learning and ensures ongoing quality improvement, evaluation and analysis of all program activities. She provides national technical assistance in youth leadership development and areas related to systems transformation towards recovery and consumer directed approaches.

Tanya provides a variety of experience working with underserved and multicultural communities. Her previous employment in program/project management includes the Department of Family Services for Fairfax County Government, the Hispanic Committee of Virginia and the American Red Cross.

Tanya holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications and Sociology from Trinity University-Washington and a Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University.

She is a wife, mother of 2 girls and 3 Boston Terriers. Her passions are coffee, books and podcasts. As a person in recovery, her faith and family are her cornerstones. 



Contact Us:


Vacancy, Director


Tanya Ryder, M.Ed.,  Senior Project Manager

Toll-free: (866) 537-STAR (7827)

                (703) 312-7887


3803 N. Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 222-3