Leadership & Governance

Board & Executive

Board of Directors
Tammy Yates

Tammy Yates

Executive Director
Tammy C. Yates-Rajaduray is the Executive Director of Realize, which hosts the Secretariat of the National Episodic Disabilities Forum. In 2015, Tammy became the first black female Executive Director of a national organization in Canada’s HIV response, as well as among Canada’s national disability organizations. Tammy is currently the Chair of the National Advocates Group in Canada's HIV response, Co-Chair of the National Guiding Circle - HIV, Disability and Deaf Communities and serves as a member of the Government of Canada's CPP-D Client and Stakeholder Roundtable, the Canadian Feminist Disability Coalition, the Advisory Council for the Law, Disability and Social Change Project at the University of Windsor and serves as a Steering Committee Member for the Pan-Canadian Disability Coalition. She has worked for over 16 years in the field of program management. Prior to joining Realize, Tammy was the National Program Manager of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Trinidad & Tobago Branch Office. She has extensive experience in Gender & Development and Sexual & Reproductive Health, including HIV/AIDS, having worked previously as a Program Officer with the Secretariat of the Caribbean Regional Network of Persons Living With HIV (CRN+) and serving as Chair of the Gender Theme Group of the United Nations System in Trinidad & Tobago. She is a graduate of Wolfson College, Cambridge University, England and the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad.


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