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Reena De Asis

Associate Director, Government Partnerships & Policy

Reena leads the Los Angeles Regional Initiative for Social Enterprise (LA:RISE) program, which spans several initiatives: County, City, and Youth Academy. Through this innovative partnership, she collaborates with local government agencies and employment social enterprises to empower individuals facing significant employment barriers, helping them secure jobs, sustain employment, and forge a path toward a brighter future.

As the Associate Director of Government Partnerships & Policy, Reena is responsible for managing the LA:RISE team, fostering existing partnerships, and forming new relationships with local government, businesses, philanthropy, and nonprofits.

Prior to REDF, Reena was the executive director of Dress for Success Worldwide-West, an international nonprofit focused on empowering women to achieve economic independence, and director of marketing for Causecast, a B Corp that helps companies build highly engaged workplaces through employee philanthropy solutions. With a passion for social impact work, she joined REDF to help solve some of society’s biggest challenges.

Reena studied communications and public relations with a minor in human services at California State University, Fullerton, graduating cum laude. She is a Leadership L.A. fellow with the Southern California Leadership Network and has a certificate in nonprofit organizational leadership from CSUF. She is also the founder of Inclusive Sol, a cerebral palsy hub. Inclusive Sol strives to break down barriers and create a more inclusive society where all individuals have equitable access to the resources and opportunities they deserve.

In her free time, you can find Reena serving on the leadership council of Downtown Women’s Center, frolicking in nature, promoting a plant-based lifestyle, or immersed in the joy of live music.