Deana DeSilva

Operations Manager

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As Operations Manager, Deana works to ensure that JAF staff members have the technical tools needed to best provide services to the Foundation’s grantees and supporters.

Deana comes from a diverse retail planning and allocation background, later having worked in fitness and came to the non-profit industry by developing a passion for peer to peer fundraising through running events.  Originally from New Jersey, Deana attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  She joined the Joe Andruzzi Foundation in November of 2014.

Get to Know Deana

What drives you each day at the Joe Andruzzi Foundation?

I am driven by the knowledge that every hour of every day somehow contributes towards JAF’s mission. Knowing that I am helping cancer patients and their families is all the motivation I need!

What is your favorite thing about working for the Joe Andruzzi Foundation?

I would be lying if I didn’t say my favorite thing is fulfilling JAF’s mission, but if I had to choose a second it would certainly be the team at JAF! We are all passionate about what we do, know how to have some laughs from time to time, and we push each other to move the foundation forward.

What’s a “fun fact” about yourself that others may be surprised to learn?

Once upon a time I had BIG hair… like 80s, Jersey, full-can-of-Stiff-Stuff-hairspray, Gunne Sax dress, kind of big hair.