Shana Peete, JD
Chief Executive Officer
Prior to joining CEN in 2019, Shana served as the founding executive director of a Tri-Valley nonprofit dedicated to offering individuals and families a hand up from poverty. She has a Bachelor of Science in international business and a Doctor of Jurisprudence. She practiced law for eight years prior to moving to the Bay Area and has professional experience that includes managing Excel Child Development Center, serving as a program coordinator for Read Aloud America, and managing a 30-person customer fulfillment team for Amazon. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching the game of tennis to students of all ages and using her gift of communication—in English and Spanish—to bring people together. In light of COVID-19 and the social uprising in support of Black lives, Shana, a community activist, was tapped to serve as moderator for a three-city panel on Racial Inequity in City Government and Policing featuring nine government officials. Shana served as a board member and the membership committee chair for the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance. Her passion is creating avenues for others who, like her, are members of groups historically excluded from board service in the nonprofit and for-profit worlds. With a focus on IDEAL (inclusion, diversity, equity, access and liberation), she consults with individuals and organizations alike to ensure their preparedness for this unprecedented level of openness and opportunity to learn and grow in greater partnership than ever before.
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