President, CEO and Co-Founder
Chris Megison, President/CEO and Cofounder
Chris Megison is a social entrepreneur, cofounder and CEO of Solutions for Change. Since 1993 Chris has designed and led numerous free market social purpose initiatives and innovations that have solved homelessness permanently for over 4,500 people. His trademark impact is his “get up, suit up and show up” model of leadership in which he leads from the front, a style of servant leadership that he learned as a U.S. Marine. Chris is a movement trailblazer best known for his visioning, consensus building and then crafting and leading social impact initiatives that disrupt the status quo.
Cofounder & Vice President of Operations
Tammy Megison, Cofounder & Vice President of Operations
A Chicago native, Tammy moved west in the early 1980s to attend Eldorado College, from which she graduated with a degree in business administration. She met Solutions co-founder Chris Megison while he was on active duty in the Marine Corps, they married in 1993, and after his retirement from the Marine Corps they became involved for seven years in a homeless organization focused on helping adult males with addiction issues. Determined to do something about solving family homelessness rather than just treating the symptoms, the Megisons founded Solutions for Change and began building an innovative model that grew into Solutions University. A mother of four children, three grown and one an active volunteer at Solutions for Change, Tammy combines knowledge, strength and serenity to provide a strong anchor point for the organization.
SVP, Chief Impact Officer
Dennis Bone, Senior Vice-President/Chief Impact Officer
Dennis received his Bachelor’s degree in History and Biblical studies from Covenant College, and his master’s degree from Westminster Seminary where he majored in Theology/Religion and in Divinity. With his educational background, he became an ordained pastor in 1981. His involvement with Solutions for Change dates back to its beginning as a founding board member for Solutions for Change. In 2003, Dennis became Chairman of the Board of directors and faithfully served this position for 4 years until he was offered the position of Program Director in 2007. Because of his commitment and alignment with the vision of Solutions for Change, Dennis became Chief Program Officer and Chaplain. Dennis has witnessed numerous transformations through 6 years of teaching staff and residents how to serve for the sake of others. Aside from his engagement with Solutions for Change, Dennis has pastored in the city of Vista for 30 years.
VP Strategic Advancement
Tania Azar, Vice President of Strategic Advancement
Tania Azar possesses a Masters’ Degree in Business Management and has over 25 years in executive leadership in business operations, marketing and philanthropy. She had 18 years’ experience with the leading weight loss company, Jenny Craig, as Vice President of Field Operations before starting her own consulting company, WYNTAC which specializes in nonprofit development, fundraising, governance, and social enterprise. Tania joined the Solutions team in January 2020 as Vice President of Strategic Advancement and will lead the organization's expansion and replication initiatives. Tania’s combination of corporate and nonprofit experience provides the necessary strategic and business principles to successfully deploy Solutions for Change's transformational model.