Norena is a creative, results-oriented professional with more than 18 years of experience leading, supporting and contributing to non-profit organizations. She has applied innovative business practices and strategic thinking to branding and fundraising efforts for non-profits in social services, social justice and the arts. Norena is an accomplished personnel and operations manager with extensive experience collaborating with volunteers, board members and community supporters. She is bilingual (Spanish) and committed to building bridges that aid in the delivery of ongoing advocacy efforts. Norena received her BS from Santa Clara University and will receive her MBA from Golden Gate University later this year. Following a stellar career with Hewlett Packard working in a variety of executive level positions, Norena retired in 2006.