VERMONT SENATE DEMOCRATS
Senator Tanya Vyhovsky graduated with honors from Essex High School in 2003 and currently has a private counseling practice as a licensed independent clinical social worker in Essex, working primarily with youth and young adults. She is also teaching Social Welfare Policy in the graduate social work program at the University of Vermont. She developed and launched the Vermont Support Line in collaboration with the Vermont Department of Mental Health under the Mental Health Transformation Grant and served as its director from 2013 – 2015. She served as a board member, legislative committee chair, and then Vice President of the Vermont Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers between 2016–2020. More recently Tanya founded Essex Area Mutual Aid, to provide support to her community during the pandemic. Tanya has served on the leadership committee and movement politics committee with Rights and Democracy Vermont since 2018 and began her organizing work on the Health Care is a Human Right Campaign with the Vermont Workers Center. Tanya graduated with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and biology from Northeastern University in 2009, and with a Master of Social Work from the University of Vermont in 2017, where she was a graduate research fellow with the Northeastern Area Health Education Center, working on a now widely used youth substance use survey. While at UVM, Tanya also completed internships with Connecting Cultures and Vermont CARES and was a teaching assistant. Tanya loves to hike the Green Mountains with her Samoyed, Laika in her spare time.
Member of the House of Representatives: 2021-2023.
Member of the Senate: 2023-present.