Juanita joined Geneva Global from Peaceful Living, where she served as Vice President of Mission Engagement. She worked to build a joyful culture of philanthropy, raise the organization’s profile in the community, launch a new brand, and increase the organization’s capacity to serve more people.
A seasoned leader, Juanita has worked in the areas of education, healthcare, social services, and disability services. She began her career at PwC.
Juanita has engaged donors and funders, shaped stakeholder communications, implemented innovative marketing campaigns, and initiated strategic outreach efforts. Adept at building relationships, empowering teams, and driving process improvement, her voracious appetite for learning leads to innovation. The philanthropists and organizations Juanita serves benefit from her ability to see the big picture as well as manage details.
Juanita holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Azusa Pacific University.
What’s your best travel advice?
I am a huge fan of hidden history, food, and public art walking tours. They provide opportunities to learn, taste, and see cities from a different perspective. Find a local tour guide – you won’t regret it!
Why did you decide to work at Geneva Global?
Geneva Global’s team is a uniquely gifted group of individuals. They are wholehearted, curious, smart, and humble. The opportunity to achieve positive social change by supporting philanthropists is a dream come true. The organization’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) work sealed the deal.
What brings you joy?
Exploring new places, especially when sun and water are involved. Quiet, unscheduled mornings. A hot mug of homemade chai. Making lists. Cooking nourishing food for loved ones. Swimming. Summer sunsets. Quality time with family and friends.
What’s an interesting fact that others would not know about you?
Unbeknownst to me, I had a close encounter with a lion while on a safari in Kenya. It was terrifying to see parallel tracks alongside the path I took in the middle of the night with no flashlight.