Renee joined Families First of Palm Beach County as Director of Quality Assurance in August of 2018. She is in charge of the agency’s national reaccreditation with the Council on Accreditation (COA) and the continuous quality improvement of all of the organization’s programs.
As vice president of Community Investment for the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Renee provided leadership in the design and implementation of the Foundation’s annual grant-making strategies and community leadership activities, including the annual Great Give online fundraising event which was open to all nonprofits in Palm Beach and Martin counties. She worked closely with the Foundation’s development team to connect donors to opportunities for giving in the community.
Previously she was manager of planning and evaluation at the Palm Beach County Department of Community Services. During her 13-year tenure there, she worked as a grant maker contractually managing over $20 million in public funds, and performing such functions as contract development and program implementation and monitoring in the areas of health, human and behavioral services.
She has worked extensively with Foundation funding partners such as United Way, Quantum Foundation and Allegany Franciscan Ministries. Renee was previously executive director of the Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County, Director of Development for the Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, and worked as a private consultant.