Dena Zaldúa manages the day-to-day operations at CSWS. A graduate of Williams College with a B.A. in art history and women’s studies, she has worked previously in alumni relations and development for nonprofits, as a fundraising consultant and Spanish teacher, and most recently as development director at Parenting Now in Eugene. She worked in development for 12 years at the National Center for Lesbian Rights, where as assistant director of development, she raised $4.6 million per year for the nonprofit civil rights law firm.
Dena currently sits on the board of directors for the Jewish Federation of Lane County. As well, she is a member of Hispanics in Philanthropy and the Williams College Latina/o and Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Alumni Associations.