Deena is the President of Focali Consulting, LLC, a strategic management and public policy consulting firm supporting the nonprofit, philanthropic, and government sectors on policy, strategic planning and organizational development. Most recently, Deena served as Vice President, Community Impact at the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, where she led the organization's programming, grant making and public affairs. She launched her career in Washington, D.C. advocating to address poverty and protect civil rights - she has been working on these issues ever since. She has more than 20 years of experience in the public and nonprofit sectors, having held positions at the City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office, the County of Los Angeles Chief Executive Office, and the National Council of Jewish Women. She holds a master's degree in public administration from Columbia University.