Our Team

Founder/ Executive Director: Tanya Brownrigg

Tanya Brownrigg has lived and worked in the community for over 16 years. Helping individuals and families is her focus and passion. Tanya is a devoted advocate for women and victims of crime. She graduated from the University of California at Sacramento with an undergraduate degree in Social Work and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Social Work at University of Nevada at Reno. As a social worker, Tanya believes that change happens when people are given the opportunities and guidance, they need to draw on their own strengths. Tanya provides an environment of compassion and support to help individuals and families overcome obstacles to move forward and thrive.

Deputy Director: Tashena Lancaster

Tashena Lancaster has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in management. She has served the nonprofit sector, including public health, housing and youth services. She is a strong advocate for social equality in her community and an active contributor of charitable organizations.

Board of Directors

President: Zina Lee
Secretary: Lisa Hillary
Treasurer: Gerri Jackson-Howard

Zina Lee is a compassionate business owner and resident of Solano County. She takes pleasure in retaining exceptional values with consumer services and strong relationships. She has an extensive background in client care — working with children, adults and the elderly populations. Zina’s start in social services began by working with the developmentally disabled over 25 years ago. At that time, Zina opened her first Adult Residential Facility in Suisun City and Fairfield. Today, she has gained the support and respect of the community and the partners of the Regional Center. Zina continues to be dedicated to providing consumers with a safe place and supporting them in creating a better quality of life.

Lisa Hillary is a passionate Healthcare Worker with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Services. She has worked in the pediatrics and women’s health division for over 28 years. Lisa’s career and passion for working with women and children commenced when she was a medical assistant for Kaiser Permanente. Over the years, she has moved into healthcare management of pediatrics and women’s health with Kaiser Permanente. Lisa has been a resident of Solano County for over 20 years and continuously contribute to community work for the city of Fairfield.

Gerri Jackson-Howard is a dedicated professional and is committed to social change. She has over 20 years of legal experience at the department of social services with a focus on assisting oppressed individuals.