Tasha Owens-Green serves as the School-Aged and Early Care Fellow in the Office of Human Services Policy at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
Tasha is dedicated and passionate about services, resources and policies that support low-income families. Tasha has over 25 years of combined experience in early care and education, human service administration, and supports for families through therapeutic services.
Tasha recently served as the Training and Technical Assistance Liaison for the National Center on Subsidy Innovation and Accountability and the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment. She provided training and technical assistance to states receiving Child Care and Development Funds to help them reach goals related to providing high-quality care to children from low-income-with-high-needs families. Tasha served as the Subject Matter Expert for both families experiencing homelessness, and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in early care and education.
Tasha served as the State Child Care Director at the Tennessee Department of Human Services. She was the State Administrator responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of the Federal Child Care and Development Funds for the state of Tennessee and served as the Child Care and Development Fund Coordinator for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Child Development and Early Education.
Tasha has provided therapeutic services in clinical and group home settings to young children, adolescents, and adults experiencing emotional and behavioral health issues including substance use disorder. She has provided individual and group therapeutic services to couples, at-risk clients aged three to adults diagnosed with trauma and stressor-related disorders, COVID-19, grief, and transitional crises such as job loss and homelessness. She provided monthly training and support groups to foster parents serving children and youth who require in-depth treatment and behavioral support.
Tasha has earned master’s degrees in early childhood education from Concordia University, St Paul, and marriage and family therapy, from Pfeiffer University with a focus on the operation of families, organizational, and other relational systems. She is currently completing her Doctoral degree in Education and Organizational Leadership from Concordia University, Irvine, with an expected completion date of Summer 2024.