has more than 25 years of Human Resources experience. She began her public sector career in Human Resources at the City of Shreveport in Louisiana where she worked for Joe Lunt, a previous President of IPMA-HR. Dee moved to Ventura, California in 1990 with Ben, her husband, and Armaun, her baby son. Dee subsequently obtained her Master of Public Administration from California State University, Northridge while she worked for the County of Santa Barbara. Upon completion of her degree Dee began working for Simi Valley Unified School District as a Personnel Analyst. She also held the position of Classified Personnel Director for Ojai Unified School District, Pasadena Unified School District and Oxnard School District. Dee currently works for the County of Ventura in Human Resources as a Personnel Management Analyst and is assigned to Special Projects and supervision of the VCHRP unit. Dee helped create and present a Human Resources Academy to train HR professionals at the County of Ventura. She is also an IPMA-CP and has conducted training for others who wish to be certified. In addition to her role of 2nd Vice-President for WRIPMA, Dee is also serving as Past President for the Channel Islands Chapter.