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Tyna Coles | Board of Directors  

Tyna Coles was most recently a Principal Analyst with the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, a federally funded research and development corporation in the United States. In that capacity, she worked on resilience standards for small employers to ensure rapid recovery from both man-made and natural disasters. This included selecting and reviewing standards for implementing the Private Sector Preparedness Program for the Federal Emergency Management Administration. The primary goal of the program was to ensure that supply chains were robust enough to handle major disruptions and to identify core characteristics necessary for a small business with 50 or fewer employees to be resilient.

Previously, Coles served as Deputy Director for Cooperative Programs and public-private partnerships within the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). She managed the Department’s Voluntary Protection and On-site Consultation Programs. These site-based programs required a partnership between the government, organized labor, and private companies’ management to go above and beyond OSHA regulations for worker safety and health.

Coles holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the Culver-Stockton College.