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Juanita
Zerda
Chief Program Officer

Juanita leads the planning and development of programs at the Rennie Center, focusing on outcomes management and embedding continuous improvement practices into all implementation efforts. Her multidisciplinary experience includes working in housing and community development, health and human services, and workforce training and education fields. Her expertise is data-informed decision-making and translating policy into practice to help organizations increase their impact on communities, individuals, and families. Juanita’s consulting portfolio includes working with funders and providers from public agencies such as Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Health and Human Services and Rhode Island’s Department of Adult Education; and private funders such as the United Way of Massachusetts’ Bay and Merrimack Valley and Jobs for the Future. Prior to becoming a consultant, Juanita held management positions at the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Commonwealth Corporation. She holds a J.D. from Los Andes University in Bogotá-Colombia and an M.A. in Philosophy from Boston College.