Deidra joins Astraea with over 15 years of financial management, budgeting, and forecasting in the healthcare and nonprofit industries, with a strong focus on health and financial literacy within low-income communities. Prior to Astraea, Deidra worked as a Project Financial Services Associate with MDRC, providing financial oversight and management of at least 20 federal and foundation grants awarded to K-12 and Postsecondary Education work, totaling about $20 million. Also, Deidra worked at Montefiore Medical Center’s OBGYN Department maintaining an operating budget portfolio of over $200 million, while working with medical doctors on monitoring financial performance in billing, revenue and expenses.
Deidra has a BA in Economics from SUNY Buffalo and a MBA in Finance from Northeastern University. In her spare time, Deidra loves traveling, reading, and spending quality time with family and friends.