Tina Dierna, she/her
Tina was born and raised in the Hudson Valley. She relocated to Kingston after obtaining her bachelor’s degree from Mount Saint Mary’s College in Newburgh, New York. She worked as a caseworker for eight years with the Ulster County Social Services Department. While working for the county she started a family and went back to obtain her Master of Social Work degree from Adelphi University. In 2015, Tina became a high school social worker for Kingston City School District. After a summer of volunteering to build a tiny home with five of her youth, Tina became an Internship & Career Coordinator, a position that allows her to combine her passions for volunteer work and empowering and helping youth succeed. Shortly after, she gained the added position of Transition Coordinator for Kingston High School, assisting youth with planning their lives after high school, working with community organizations and creating partnerships throughout the Kingston Community.
Tina has always been an active member of the community, whether it’s creating the first Pajama Program Chapter in Ulster, launching a healthy eating program for Cornell Cooperative or a parenting group for Family Services. She has taken this work back to Kingston High School to create the first Chapter of Period Power, a part of Period. aimed at reducing period stigma and creating a safe space where every youth has access to hygiene products. She completed the Chamber of Commerce Ulster Leadership Development Institute in 2020, where she co-chaired the group to launch a youth leadership program. This ultimately led her to launch her own transformation coaching and consulting firm in 2020.
Her most recent accomplishments consist of becoming a Fillies and House Hockey Coach, Captain to the Nightmares Women's Ice Hockey Team, earning a position on the Wild Earth Board of Directors, and working with the community to bring lasting impact and change. Tina found a team of like-minded women to spearhead the development of The COOP Concept.