Tara Reynon (Puyallup)
Child Welfare Director
My name is Tara Reynon and I am NICWA’s new Child Welfare Director. I am a member of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians and have served Tribal Communities for over 24 years. As a passionate advocate of Indian Child Welfare, I have dedicated my career to serving Tribal children and families.
In 2014, I became a part time lecturer at the University of Washington, Tacoma where I developed and taught the Indian Child Welfare Course Curriculum for Master of Social Work students.
Most recently, I served as the Tribal Community Wellness Division Manager at the Puyallup Tribe. I oversaw over 15 social service programs where I helped bridge communication gaps between departments, break down silos and built a tribal system that works collaboratively and cohesively in meeting members’ complex needs.
I am excited to utilize this knowledge and expertise as we work together in serving children and families nationwide.