Tannika was named director of communications in 2015 after serving as Darlington’s director of media relations since 2004. She also serves as an Upper School student adviser. She holds a B.A. in Communication from Berry College. Tannika is active in the community and passionate about the causes in which she volunteers her time. She is past president of the Sexual Assault Center of NWGA Board of Directors and helps coordinate the organization’s fundraiser, the Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge. Tannika is also a graduate of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Inc. Leadership Academy, Floyd County Government’s Focused on Floyd 101 citizens academy, the Rome Floyd Chamber’s Leadership Rome Class of XXIV, and is a past coordinator of Leadership Rome. Additional civic involvements have included service on the SPLOST Citizens Advisory Committee, Rome-Floyd Citizens for Progress, the Rome-Floyd Chamber’s Young Professionals Planning Committee, local organizing committees for Hospitality House’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes and Tour de Georgia, the Board of Directors for the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Rome International Film Festival, and as a mentor with Rome-Floyd Communities in Schools. Tannika has also participated in Harbor House Child Advocacy Center’s Adult Spell Off and A Night to Remember: An Adult Prom to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. For her commitment to Darlington and the community, she was recognized with one of the school’s 2018 James Douglas Brown Jr. Faculty Awards and one of the Heart of the Community Foundation’s 2019 Heart of the Community Awards of Honor.