Haydee Villanueva

Administrative Coordinator

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As Administrative Coordinator, Haydee Villanueva coordinates all aspects of the organization’s HR and operations functions including office services, finance, human resources, and information technology. Haydee enjoys providing a supportive and productive environment for her colleagues to enable them to be more successful in their roles. She believes that teamwork is one of the pathways to success.

Haydee comes from a non-profit background in social justice, advocacy, and education. In doing this work, Haydee has developed a passion for people and developing ways to help them thrive personally, professionally, and within their local communities. She has helped build others' computer literacy skills and improve their educational and employment prospects through being a hands-on instructor and natural leader. Haydee formed partnerships with other community-based organizations to work together to eliminate barriers in achieving educational, personal development, and career goals.

Haydee is passionate about social justice and the manifestation of fairness in society. She has received recognition from several elected officials for her outstanding work and contribution to her community as a leader in the tenants' rights movement. In her spare time, she serves on The Leaders Team at Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA), a tenant organizing project of New Settlement Apartments, which is created to protect and maintain affordable and safe housing through collective action.

Haydee holds an M.A. in Education and a B.A. in Communications from Adelphi University and is certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist.