Work with the VCU Talent Strategy Team


Are you looking for help with a search? Email and the VCU Talent Strategy Team will be in touch. Learn more about the team below. 


Tanya Giscombe
Senior manager, talent strategy

Tanya Giscombe serves as a talent acquisition consultant for the VCU Executive Search Team. Tanya has 18+ years of diverse Human Resources experience with particular emphasis in Talent Management and Recruitment. Tanya’s background is rich in finding exceptional talent and implementing strategic talent management solutions for esteemed national/global corporate manufacturing organizations as well as state government.

Prior to joining VCU, Tanya served as HR Business Partner with Virginia Department of Emergency Management. While there, she successfully managed the Talent Management program and implemented a comprehensive talent strategy that aligned with the agency’s business objectives and encouraged a highly engaged and valued workforce.

Tanya-Lee holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a minor in Human Resources Management from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BS in Political Science from Virginia State University. She is SHRM-CP certified and an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as well as College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA).

Talent acquisition consultant and recruiter

Celia O'Hallahan
Talent strategy associate

Celia O’Hallahan serves as the talent strategy associate for the VCU Executive Search Team. Celia provides high-touch support for VCU and candidates through the full-cycle recruitment process. Celia’s passion is providing a superior customer service experience to candidates while accompanying them throughout their campus visits. She enjoys providing candidates with an opportunity to get to know VCU’s campus culture and to experience the RAM pride that gives VCU it’s unique charm.

Prior to joining the Executive Search Team, Celia worked in the human services field as a counselor. Celia also previously served as an Account Manager, where she played an integral role in developing a new company’s clientele from the ground up, establishing the company’s presence in the Richmond, Virginia area.

Celia received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in August of 2017.

Talent strategy associate