DeeDee leads Candid’s human resources, payroll, and facilities & office services teams. She’s responsible for developing effective HR strategies to drive improved and sustainable organizational performance, employee engagement, and productive work environments. Before Candid, DeeDee had been Foundation Center’s HR Director since 2010.
DeeDee’s own talent draws on 20+ years of experience in the financial services and nonprofit sectors where she gained extensive experience partnering with senior leaders. Throughout her career, DeeDee developed comprehensive knowledge of all facets of HR, including recruitment & selection, employee training & development, performance management & assessment, policy creation & implementation, and benefits & compensation analysis. DeeDee worked at Citigroup for many years, where prior to becoming the Vice President of Employee Relations and Programs, she held increasingly responsible leadership positions supporting employees in capital markets, finance, and the private client group. Following her tenure at Citigroup, she led the human resources, payroll, and administrative areas at the Harlem School of the Arts, a nonprofit community-based organization that trains more than 3,000 students a year in dance, music, theater, and visual arts. In her role as the HR Director from 2007 to 2009, DeeDee built the organization’s first HR function, including the introduction of annual processes for salary analysis, benefit plan reviews, and performance evaluations. She also served on the Personnel Committee of the Board of Directors.
DeeDee has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Howard University and a M.S. in HR Management from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at The New School.