Chief people & equity officer
Jean Desravines is Educational Alliance’s Chief People and Equity Officer. As such, he leads the Human Resources department and oversees the implementation of the agency’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) intitiatives. Jean is a performance-driven, strategic, and results-orientated Human Resources executive with more than 15 years experience optimizing HR operations and a demonstrated commitment to infusing DEI into all aspects of an organizations’s culture and decision-making processes. Jean was previously the Managing Director of Human Resources at the Natural Resources Defense Council, where he implemented HR strategies and processes to drive employee engagement and support short- and long-term organizational objectives, provided strategic DEI leadership, and developed a diverse recruiting and internship program. Jean also helped develop the organization’s strategic work plan with actionable steps to optimize company talent and structures. Prior to the Natural Resources Defense Council, Jean was the Associate Director of Human Resources at The Children’s Aid Society and Vice President, Manager of Recruitment and Employee Relations at Amalgamated Bank. He holds his Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources and Marketing from Adelphi University. Jean is the father of two, Sophia and Julian, and husband of a Special Education educator, Sara.