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Tania Peterson Chandler, Esq., MPA, SHRM-CP Promoted To EAC Network’s Chief Operating Officer 


Tania Peterson Chandler, Esq., MPA, SHRM-CP Promoted To EAC Network’s Chief Operating Officer 

April 27, 2021, Long Island, NY – EAC Network, a leading human services agency that serves 43,000 people in need throughout Long Island and New York City, is pleased to announce that Tania Peterson Chandler, Esq., MPA, SHRM-CP,  has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer.

Richard M. Kessel, EAC Network’s Chairman of the Board, said, “We thank Tania Peterson Chandler for her extraordinary commitment and interim leadership after Lance W. Elder’s departure. In spite of the many challenges presented to EAC Network during the COVID-19 pandemic, she continually identified innovative ways to deliver critically needed programs and direct support services for people in need. We are grateful for her dedication in making our work possible, and are pleased to announce her promotion to EAC Network’s Chief Operating Officer.”

Neela Mukherjee Lockel, MSW, MPA, EAC Network’s President and Chief Executive Officer, added, “I join EAC Network’s Chairman of the Board, Board of Directors, and staff, in congratulating Tania Peterson Chandler for this richly deserved promotion. I look forward to working together with Tania, the board, and leadership, to guide the organization through the tail end of the COVID-19 crisis, and into a bright, strong future for our clients, community, supporters, and staff.”

Tania Peterson Chandler has 25 years of experience working in not-for-profit social services. She joined EAC Network in 1997 as a Court Liaison for the Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities (TASC) alternatives to incarceration program. Over the years she took on various roles, with significant leadership management and supervisory responsibility, including maintaining the position of Vice President of Operations while also acting as Interim President & CEO during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ms. Peterson Chandler has a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies and a Master of Public Administration degree from the City University of New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice. While working full-time, she also completed a a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law. She is a member of the New Jersey and New York State Bars and a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). Additionally, she holds an Executive Education Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from the Fordham Graduate School of Social Service, a Financial Success for Nonprofits Certificate from eCornell of Cornell University, and is currently attending the NYS Citizen Public Health Leader Training Program. She is a member of the Town of Hempstead/City of Long Beach Local Workforce Development Board and represents EAC Network on the Suffolk County Multicultural Advisory Committee.

As Chief Operating Officer for EAC Network she will oversee the coordination, integration, and delivery of all programs, multiple and varying contracts and related services, promote collaborative relationships between program areas, and ensure that the expectations of funders, clients, and stakeholders are met.

Tania resides in Queens, New York with her husband Bryan and their son Kaden.

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EAC Network is a non-profit human services agency that responds to human needs with programs and direct support services that protect children, promote healthy families and communities, help seniors, and empower individuals to take control of their lives.

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