Deanette Brewer

VP, Human Resources at Para Los Niños

Deanette joined PLN in December 2016 with over 30 years of Human Resources management experience, which includes social services nonprofit management. She likes to keep her hand on the HR pulse of the organizations she works with, so you can expect to see her around sites as much as possible. In addition to her many skills and talents, Deanette brings experience and expertise in creating effective systems for ongoing staff professional development. Before joining the PLN team, Deanette served as Vice President of Human Resources at SHIELDS for Families in Los Angeles, where she built a human resources department infrastructure to meet the needs of the staff and organization. Deanette attended Wiley College, Marshall, Texas, “Home of the Great Debaters,” where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She is a member of PIHRA and SHRM Human Resources Associations, where she holds a Professional HR Certification from both organizations respectively, PHR and SHRM-CP. In 2013, she completed the Nonprofit Leadership Development Program through the Southern California Center for Nonprofit Management. In July, 2019, she completed the KIPP Leadership Design Fellowship. Deanette believes constant learning is paramount to maintaining a growth mindset. On a personal note, Deanette enjoys exercising. Her personal mantra is a quote from Marian Wright-Edelman: “Service is the rent we pay for being alive.”



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