Reena Hajat Carroll, MSW, RIE®’s Chief Executive Officer. As a non-profit executive for the past decade, Reena brings in-depth experience and knowledge about how to run mission centered non-profits that focus on the best ways to serve our community. Reena holds a master’s degree in social work from Washington University’s Brown School of Social Work with an emphasis on social and economic development and an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Occidental College. Prior to joining RIE, Reena was the Executive Director of Diversity Awareness Partnership, based in St. Louis, Missouri. In her ten years with the organization, she grew the small start-up non-profit to a robust and sought after diversity resource in the region. Reena is the recipient of a host of awards including, Bank of America’s Local Hero Award, and the Brown School of Social Work’s Distinguished Alumni Award. She and her husband, and two small kids are very excited about their decision to relocate to Southern California.
Jeny Gonzalez is RIE®’s Program Assistant and office ninja. Over the past ten years she has helped firms in different areas such as financial reporting and account management. Her niche is in public accounting, non-profit and entertainment companies. Her meticulousness with numbers and high level of organizational skills has allowed her to excel in the workplace and in the classroom. Her education includes an Associate of Arts degree in Economics, and she is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy at California State University, Northridge. Her goal after college is to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and work in an international public accounting firm. In her spare time Jeny fosters kittens and volunteers at a no-kill animal rescue in Los Feliz. She is passionate about and advocates for the humane treatment of all animals.