As a member of the Mercer Island City Council, Tana has fought tolls on Interstate 90, promoted pedestrian and road safety, supported playful parks and helped kick start the city’s sustainability efforts. She has been a consistent advocate for making life easier for busy families and ensuring prudent use of taxpayer dollars.
Prior to her service in public office, Tana worked at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle raising money to help the elderly, refugees and families in need both locally and abroad.
After earning a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration from Columbia University, Tana worked as the national director of domestic policy at Hadassah. She helped lead this 300,000-member organization in promoting women’s health, religious freedom and reproductive rights issues. She continued her work with nonprofits as a government relations and communications consultant for the next decade.
Tana has always been involved in her community serving on the boards of the Mercer Island Youth & Family Services Foundation, the Island Park Elementary School PTA, the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and the National Breast Cancer Coalition.