Tenzin Gonta is a senior management auditor with experience leading complex audits at the state and local levels. Prior to her career in government, Tenzin held positions in the nonprofit sector at organizations of local and national scope. In graduate school, Tenzin researched public-nonprofit partnerships as well as projects that developed nonprofit leaders of color in Oregon. A Certified Internal Auditor, Tenzin serves on the Board of Directors for the local chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Citizen Bond Accountability Committee for Portland Public Schools.
The child of Tibetan refugees, Tenzin is an active member of the Tibetan diaspora. She has served in the Tibetan government-in-exile and held leadership positions in various Tibet-related organizations, including the Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association. Tenzin understands the challenges that exist for new arrivals making a home in the United States. She is passionate about the empowerment of immigrant and refugee communities, as well as the realization of IRCO’s mission toward a self-sufficient, inclusive and multi-ethnic society.