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Zelia Herrera

Director of Human Resources | herrera@ipinst.org

Zelia G. Herrera joined IPI in 1994. As Director of Human Resources, she is charged with the daily running of the office as well as managing Human Resources. In IPI's accounting and financial areas, she is responsible for the preparation and monitoring of administrative, personnel, and technology budgets, consolidation and monitoring of the organizational annual budget, and implementation and upgrades of systems and policies. She also oversees the preparation of the annual audit.

Previously, Zelia was a secretary for an import/export business in Great Neck, NY. A native of Brazil, Zelia also managed retail stores in that country.

Zelia has a bachelor's degree in accounting and economics from the City University of New York-Queens College and a certificate of human resources management from the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) at New York University. In the future, Zelia plans to pursue an MBA. 

Her professional interests include human resources management, information systems, and management of system networking. She expects to continue working in the nonprofit sector, where her business and administrative skills can have a positive influence on social causes. She speaks Portuguese and Spanish.

IPI is proud to have received high ratings from three leading charity watchdogs, Charity Navigator and Charity Watchdog, and Guidestar.

IPI is grateful to our generous friends and donors who provide both intellectual and financial support. Their contributions help us in a very practical way to achieve program objectives, and their leadership is an invaluable resource to our organization.

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