Chief Executive Officer
Deanne came to Hope Solutions in Spring 2017. Prior to coming to Hope Solutions, she Co-Founded First Place for Youth, a nationally recognized organization dedicated to ending poverty and homelessness among transition age youth. Over 18 years, Deanne helped grow First Place for Youth from a two-person start up to a statewide organization with over 100 staff serving nearly 2,000 youth per year. She also helped change public policy and improve the systems of care responsible for serving these young people.
Deanne holds a Master’s in Public Policy from UC Berkeley’s Goldman School and an undergraduate degree from Stanford University. She is thrilled to be working in her home county with such passionate colleagues who are committed to helping our most vulnerable neighbors build paths out of poverty.
Deanne lives in Central Contra Costa County with her husband and three children. She enjoys hiking the East Bay hills, camping, reading, and cooking.