Senior Director, National Engagement

Tina Saari

Top Character Strengths



Personality Profile

What character strength do you value the most and why?
Teamwork! I value the ability to see everyone’s strengths and passion in their job and how we can all support each other to make each program better every day. Managing several programs for TMF as well as some amazing coworkers, allows me to see team member’s value and worth and how we can work together to make a difference.

How do your top character strengths support your work at TMF? 
Bravery helps me face challenges and difficulties thrown my way (or my team’s way). Honesty ties in with the bravery as I try to stand up and speak up for what I believe in, which makes me a grounded and very down to earth person. I believe these traits lead into teamwork which both helps me to be a better leader that values my team and cherishes their hard work and dedication to support our Spartans.

What do you enjoy most about working with veterans, survivors, and inspired civilians?
I love watching the transformation as well as the resiliency of our Spartans, whether they are veterans or families of the fallen, who are wanting to still serve and have that military connection. It is so inspiring to watch them grow and have a greater sense of purpose when given the opportunity to still serve and make a difference in their community and world. No matter if they are directing a 9/11 Heroes Run, leading our Character Does Matter programs or attending a Survivor Expedition. I love to watch it all!

More About Tina



B.S. Economics, Minor in Psychology from Texas A&M University


Skills and Expertise

Non-Profit Management, Relationship Building, Program Execution


Passions and Interests

Working with our Military Community, Spending Time with Friends and Family and Not to Mention ... College Football.


Military Connection

Worked with families of the fallen and veterans for over 15 years and have been an Army Aviator spouse.

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001 65,000+ Veterans + Survivors Empowered
002 130,000+ Spartan Members
003 400,000+ Youth Living "If Not Me, Then Who..." Movement