Vice President, Communications
You know that refreshing and inspiring feeling of knowing you've got an innovative storyteller in charge of your organization's communications strategy? That's Dinean!
She is a tenacious storyteller who helps cause-driven organizations achieve their goals through strategic communications. Her career highlights include transforming the messaging and branding framework at Teach For America – New York, resulting in an increase in money raised at its annual gala; building the public relations function at the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, which recently gained increased visibility following a visit from Whoopi Goldberg; and serving as founding publicist for author, Darnell L. Moore whose first book has been named as a top book of the 2018 Summer by O' Magazine.
Dinean, a resident of Newark, NJ, was born and raised in South Jersey where she spent most of her time participating in interscholastic athletics. In fact, she was recently inducted into her high school's athletic hall of fame!
Dinean is a first-generation college graduate. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Communications from Seton Hall University where she participated in the PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) and was a survivor of the Boland Hall fire of 2000.
Dinean comes from a long line of leaders, many of them women. Today, she dedicates time to championing youth organizations such as the Girl Scouts and as the Board chair of GLSEN (Northern New Jersey Chapter), is a vocal advocate for LGBTQ youth.
She is a member of both the Social PR Masterclass founded by leading public relations guru Shonali Burke and the PRSA (Public Relations Society of America).
In 2019, she plans to pursue her APR, the internationally recognized, Accreditation in Public Relations which integrates timeless communications principles with contemporary strategies and tactics.