Deanna is the Vice President of Healthy and Resilient Communities at Conservation Law Foundation (CLF). Deanna oversees four teams working on community resilience, research & partnerships, impact investing, and farm & food. Her work focuses on leveraging partnerships with communities, civic leaders, universities, and impact investors to create lasting change on the ground and addressing New England’s most urgent challenges, from climate change to disinvestment and displacement. Deanna previously served as Director of Environmental Planning at CLF where she managed climate resilience advocacy.
Prior to joining CLF, Deanna worked for a community development financial institution (CDFI) in New Jersey where she assisted local governments and other stakeholders in devising and implementing neighborhood revitalization strategies including the reclamation of vacant and abandoned properties.
Deanna holds a JD from Suffolk University Law School, a Masters in City and Regional Planning and a Masters in Public Policy from Rutgers University, and a B.A. in Environmental Design from the University at Buffalo. In her free time, Deanna enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog (Winnie), baking, knitting, painting, and feeding her coffee addiction.