Tashia Owens

Senior Director of Human Resources

Tashia comes to Pacific Environment with 20+ years of experience supporting San Francisco Bay Area non-profit organizations. She specializes in leading pilot projects, executive coaching, crisis management, and building administrative systems.

Tashia is a New Jersey native who graduated from Rutgers University – New Brunswick with a B.A. in Psychology. After graduation, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to join AmeriCorps where she was challenged to spend one year engaged in voluntary community service supporting at-risk public schools. This is where she discovered her passion for serving and supporting others and that one year turned into three years of service.

Her career after AmeriCorps includes teaching dance and creative writing at a children’s shelter, working as a Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist supporting children challenged by trauma and severe emotional disturbances as well as leading pilot programs to support vulnerable adults experiencing chronic homelessness and acute mental illness. As an HR leader she is passionate about developing strong and fair systems that protect and support the needs of both the company and the employee.

Tashia’s experience as a front-line service provider combined with her leadership roles in administration make her a balanced, compassionate, and effective Human Resources professional who understands the importance of putting people first.