Over the past 15 years, Tara Mangano has held senior health positions leading policy development and system improvements, capital/space planning, issues and communications management and stakeholder and media relations. Tara joined Klinic’s Board of Directors in June 2015.


She is currently a member of Diagnostic Services Manitoba’s Senior Leadership Team as the Manager of Communications and Stakeholder Relations. Tara is also working towards ensuring that Manitoba’s healthcare system remains sustainable by creating opportunities for savings and efficiencies through the Choosing Wisely Manitoba campaign where the premise is ‘More is Not Always Better.’

Previously, Tara was also the Director of Communications for Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights where she developed communications strategies that contributed to a successful fundraising campaign.

In the past she has worked for the Children and Youth Secretariat and Healthy Child Manitoba developing health policies where she led the Healthy Adolescent Development Strategy for the Province of Manitoba. She delivered Manitoba’s first school-based primary health care clinic at Elmwood High School. The Elmwood Teen Clinic model paved the way to a provincial expansion of school-based teen clinic models.  In the mid-90s, she volunteered at Klinic in the Sexual Assault, Crisis Counselling and Teen Clinic programs.

Her leadership philosophy is of a collaborative nature and believes that building the strengths of others and motivating individuals to contribute to strategy are important aspects of ownership, performance and engagement.