Sheri Saenz, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Chief People & Places Officer
A native of Palm Springs, Sheri Saenz joined Desert AIDS Project in 1998, in the early years of HIV. “I came to Desert AIDS Project at a time when there was a lot of loss. I saw how people with HIV were treated; what they had to endure, and I wanted to help our community.”
Sheri received her BA in Business Administration from CSUSB. With over 30 years of experience in Human Resources and Business Administration, Sheri has worked with our leadership team to help expand the organization. As Chief People & Places Officer, Sheri’s responsibilities include strategic planning for human resources, space planning, staffing, talent management, compensation and benefits, employee relations, leadership development and training, and participates in organization risk management. It is so rewarding to work for a nonprofit supporting our valley and serving our community.