Thania Torres

Thania has been actively involved in the non-profit sector, advocating for Hispanic families and engaging with communities. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the prestigious UNAM in Mexico, with experience in the industry/business sector but following her passion within the mental health field. Thania serves the community as a Mental Health coordinator for A Tree Planted Collective, and participates as a board member for CHIP of Roanoke Valley and Casa Latina Roanoke Valley. Thania‚Äôs contributions have been recognized. She received the 2021 Local Hero Award from Community School and she was part of the Class of 2021: 40 under 40 by Roanoke Magazine. Thania is committed to making a positive impact through the deep understanding of community needs and amplifying the voices of those often marginalized.

Why CHIP?

I am deeply passionate about advocating for the well-being of families and children. A healthy childhood is crucial to have a safe, healthy, and dignified life. CHIP of Roanoke Valley has the mission to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children by supporting critical healthcare programs. I believe that every child deserves access to quality healthcare, regardless of their race or socioeconomic background. By being a part of CHIP, I can contribute my skills, knowledge, and resources to help implement initiatives that address healthcare disparities, promote preventive care, and enhance overall child development. I am confident that together we can empower children and provide them with a healthier and brighter future.