Don’Nae Crawford – Director of Operations and HR

Don’Nae Crawford is the Director of Operations & Human Resources for the Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC). As the Director of Operations & Human Resources, she has oversight of technology, Building Operations and Human Resources. Don’Nae has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Cornerstone University, a second Bachelor’s degree from Aquinas College in Early Childhood Education, and an Associate’s Degree in Management & Supervision from Grand Rapids Community College.

Before coming to ELNC, Don’Nae spent 18 years working for the federally-funded Job Corps program in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  She worked in various support positions, including acting as the Human Resource Specialist for the first 3 years of her employment before being promoted to the Human Resource Manager where she remained for the next 8 years. She was then promoted to the Residential Director where she was responsible for overseeing all components of the Residential program for 320 students that resided on site and aimed at developing the full leadership potential of the students.

She belongs to the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and helping others. She keeps her passion alive by her belief in the words “to whom much is given much is required.”

 
 
 
Don’Nae Crawford is the Director of Operations & Human Resources for the Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC). As the Director of Operations & Human Resources, she has oversight of technology, Building Operations and Human Resources. Don’Nae has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Cornerstone University, a second Bachelor’s degree from Aquinas College in Early Childhood Education, and an Associate’s Degree in Management & Supervision from Grand Rapids Community College.

Before coming to ELNC, Don’Nae spent 18 years working for the federally-funded Job Corps program in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  She worked in various support positions, including acting as the Human Resource Specialist for the first 3 years of her employment before being promoted to the Human Resource Manager where she remained for the next 8 years. She was then promoted to the Residential Director where she was responsible for overseeing all components of the Residential program for 320 students that resided on site and aimed at developing the full leadership potential of the students.

She belongs to the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and helping others. She keeps her passion alive by her belief in the words “to whom much is given much is required.”