Finance and Operations Director
Brenda is the Finance and Operations Director at Prospera. She has several years of administrative, executive and operations experience working with nonprofits in the Bay Area. Prior to joining Prospera, Brenda was the Office Manager/Executive Administrator at Pivot Learning, a nonprofit organization that works closely with district leaders and school administrators throughout California. Prior to Pivot, she was the Operations Coordinator at The Education Trust – West a non-profit policy and research organization.
Brenda was also the Administrative Secretary for a cooperative charter High School in Richmond. It is here that she was first introduced to coopertivism while working directly with Latino immigrant families. She supported parents and students’ past barriers by helping them understand their rights and educational possibilities. Through her work and commitment to students and families, she gained not only lifelong friendships but also witnessed first-generation Latino students apply and attend college.
As a Bay Area native and daughter of immigrant parents, Brenda pulls from her family experiences in an effort to help her community. Brenda is the proud mother of three wonderful adult children who are all pursuing their passions and careers. She enjoys playing board games with her family, gardening, cooking and exploring the Bay Area with her husband, Michael.