Johanna Grande

HR Business Partner

As our HR Business Partner, Johanna will function as an internal consultant to help build and strengthen relationships and deliver best practices guidance to our sponsored projects. She has over ten years of progressive HR experience including the areas of HR operations, employee relations, policy interpretation, performance and compensation management, employee engagement, training and development, talent acquisition, onboarding, benefit administration, and management coaching on HR policies and procedures.

Before joining Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Johanna held various HR roles in a variety of industries and most recently worked as an HR Manager at the American Federation of Arts, a non-profit Arts organization. Prior to that, Johanna held positions as Senior HR Manager at Synechron, Senior HR Business Partner at Insperity and multiple HR roles at New York University. The first several years of her career were spent working for Merrill Lynch where she worked as a Project Manager in the Telecommunications department and traveled throughout South America and Canada while doing so.

Johanna is fluent in Spanish and has a MS degree in Human Resources Organizational Development, and a BA degree in Computer Information Science, both from Fordham University. She is a mother to one daughter, Skylah, who attends Parsons School of Design, and lives with her husband John in the city. In her spare time, Johanna enjoys traveling, food, wine, music, weekend getaways and spending time with family and friends.

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