Tanya Walburn, MSW, LSW
Statewide Credentialing Coach
Tanya Walburn is one of YFTI's two statewide Coaches for Pennsylvania's High Fidelity Wraparound workforce. Tanya works directly with Laurie Fowler Beckel (statewide Coach) to provide regular coaching and credentialing activities for the High Fidelity Wraparound (HFW) workforce as they become credentialed and begin implementing the HFW model in their counties. She is responsible for providing on-site, video, Skype and phone coaching throughout Pennsylvania. Tanya provides training for the High Fidelity Wraparound workforce in coordination with the YFTI Training Coordinator.
Tanya worked as a High Fidelity Wraparound Facilitator for nearly four years prior to joining the coaching team at YFTI. Tanya’s experiences as a Facilitator created her strong commitment to the HFW Principals, phases and activities. This strengthened her desire and dedication to coaching others to effectively implement the model not only with the families we serve but also in our own lives. Tanya has worked in the social service field for ten years and has always valued and promoted self-efficacy in those she served. She modeled this in her experience working with children and youth in the residential setting, providing in-home therapy, and case management. Tanya also promoted self-efficacy while working with adults in the mental health system so they could learn the skills necessary to live independently.
Tanya is accustomed to, and happy with city living. She grew up in a rural part of Central PA, and is familiar and at ease navigating through both rural and urban cultures. This fluency will serve her well in working with the varied counties in Pennsylvania.
Tanya has her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Geneva College and received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. Tanya is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW), and plans to pursue her clinical license in the future.