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Compass CBS Foundation Announces New Leadership to Drive Community Empowerment Initiatives

Phoenix, AZ – July 14, 2023 –  The Compass CBS Foundation is thrilled to announce the appointment of Tanya Ospitale as the new Executive Director, effective August 1, 2023. With her proven leadership skills and extensive experience in entrepreneurship and education, Tanya is poised to guide the foundation's mission of empowering individuals through innovative programs and strategic partnerships across the State of Arizona and beyond.

Tanya Ospitale is a dedicated entrepreneur, Founder of the Women’s Innovation Network (W.I.N.), and co-founder of the Compass CBS Foundation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business communications, a master’s degree in education, and a graduate certificate in human resource management. Currently, Tanya is completing her doctorate degree with an emphasis on self-efficacy and digital learning methodologies in remote and blended workspaces. Her extensive educational background equips her with a deep understanding of the intersection between education, business, culture and technology.

Tanya’s commitment to empowering individuals through education and business readiness programs stems from her own experiences as a single mother and the challenges she overcame. With a strong background in business administration and her expertise in adult education, design, and technology, Tanya has worked on diverse projects, both nationally and internationally.

In addition to her dedication to adult education, Tanya actively supports local youth financial education initiatives, recognizing the importance of equipping young individuals with the necessary tools for financial literacy and success.

Furthermore, Tanya’s roots in Latin and Caribbean heritage, as the daughter of two immigrants from Nicaragua and Trinidad, provide her with a unique perspective and a deep understanding of the diverse perspectives of the community the Compass CBS Foundation serves. This rich cultural background adds texture to her ability to connect with individuals from different walks of life, ensuring that the foundation’s programs and initiatives are inclusive and impactful for the entrepreneurial communities we serve.

Under Tanya’s leadership, the Compass CBS Foundation will continue to strengthen its existing partnerships and expand its reach within the community. The foundation’s flagship programs, such as StartUp PHX in collaboration with the City of Phoenix Public Library, the Going Green and Going Smart Program with Arizona Public Service, and entrepreneurship program in partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico in Phoenix, Arizona, will benefit from Tanya’s expertise and strategic vision.

In anticipation of her new role, Tanya Ospitale expressed her enthusiasm and commitment, stating, “I am honored to serve as the Executive Director of the Compass CBS Foundation and contribute to the mission of empowering individuals through entrepreneurship education. I firmly believe that excellence is achieved through perseverance, and I am dedicated to shining a beacon of hope for those seeking prosperity and personal growth as small business owners in Arizona.”

Edgar R. Olivo, a founding member of the Compass CBS Foundation, will transition to a new role to further support the community’s needs. He shared his thoughts on Tanya’s appointment, saying, “Tanya’s remarkable leadership skills, entrepreneurial spirit, and dedication to uplifting communities make her the ideal leader for the Compass CBS Foundation. I have full confidence in her ability to steer our initiatives towards even greater success for all Arizonans.”

The Compass CBS Foundation is excited about the future under Tanya Ospitale’s guidance. With her passion for research, entrepreneurial drive, commitment to community empowerment, and her understanding of diverse perspectives, the foundation is poised to achieve new heights in serving individuals and fostering sustainable growth.

About Compass CBS Foundation

The Compass CBS Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization committed to fostering a thriving, inclusive, and sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem in Arizona. Through strategic collaborations with government agencies, academic institutions, and corporations, we provide free resources that empower entrepreneurial communities and promote generational wealth. Our vision is to empower individuals with economic well-being and create a lasting impact in Arizona’s entrepreneurial landscape.


Paul Taliercio, Co-Chair of Compass CBS Foundation

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