Tanya N. Rollins, MSW
Tanya N. Rollins, MSW: Ms. Rollins received her BS in Psychology from Texas A&M University in 1990 and her MSW from Texas State University-San Marcos in 2007.
Ms. Rollins is employed in the fields of child welfare and higher education. She has worked in the Texas child welfare system for twenty-four years in roles as an investigator, intake specialist, intake supervisor, training specialist, and training manager. Ms. Rollins is currently the Child Protective Services Disproportionality Manager for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. In this role, she is charged with examining the racial and ethnic disparities in the child welfare system while working with internal and external partners to eliminate the disparities. She has been instrumental in the implementation of the Knowing Who You Are project in Texas. Ms. Rollins is one of six Knowing Who You Are coaches in the United States. She has had the pleasure of providing consulting services to other states interested in implementing Knowing Who You Are.
Ms. Rollins is an adjunct faculty member at Texas State University-San Marcos School of Social Work. She has presented at numerous national, regional, and state conferences on poverty, child welfare, racial and ethnic identity, and disparities in the child welfare system.
Ms. Rollins holds the belief that we must unpack the “why” of all disparities that lead to poor outcomes for children and youth and develop strategic plans to eliminate the disparities. She is committed to engaging individuals and organizations in this important dialogue.