Introducing Deanne Abrams as the Director of Employee Development

A Message from Ryan Kane, Assistant Vice President, Organizational Development and Inclusion

It’s my honor to welcome Deanne Abrams in her new role as the director of employee development.

Deanne began in her role on Monday, September 25, 2017, after transitioning from her former role as assistant director of student development on the East Campus. A long-time Valencia employee, Deanne has served Valencia since 2008 in a number of capacities in the Answer Center, Student Development and, now, within Organizational Development and Human Resources (ODHR). Throughout her tenure, she has also served the Association of Florida Colleges and was the 2016 commission chair when Valencia hosted the 49th annual conference last May.

As part of her new role, Deanne will lead the Employee Development team as it collaborates to create purposeful development opportunities for College employees. Deanne and her team also coordinate the College’s Check-In process, Supervisor Summits and recognition programs, and facilitate online and in-person workshops throughout the year.

Deanne brings years of experience at the College as well as experience in the area of development. She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in educational leadership and student personnel administration in higher education. She plans to commence her doctorate in organizational leadership in 2018.

As part of a reorganization within ODHR, Jenny Charriez, who previously served as the director of employee development, will now serve as admin manager, human resource information systems (HRIS) projects in ODHR. Jenny brings with her significant skills and contributions in the area of technology that she has been using to support and enhance the work of the ODHR team, always with our end users in mind.

Please join me in welcoming both Deanne and Jenny to their new roles by commenting below.


  • Yasmeen Qadri said:

    Deanne, congratulations on your success!!
    I am so very happy for you and know you will make a difference at your new work place too. It was a pleasure working with you through student clubs and as my role as Advisor to MAP and VFE. You will be missed greatly!

    Hope to see you in the near future as we connect through Employee Development:)

    PMTue, 10 Oct 2017 16:15:14 +0000Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:15:14 +0000pm17,4:15 pm

  • Sally Leslie said:

    You have only been with us in Employee development for a week and it is such an awesome experience. I am so excited to work with you and am looking forward to all the places we'll go!

    PMTue, 10 Oct 2017 16:56:50 +0000Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:56:50 +0000pm17,4:56 pm

  • Jenny Charriez said:

    Welcome to the team Deanne! I know we will both be learning a lot together 🙂

    PMTue, 10 Oct 2017 17:48:17 +0000Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:48:17 +0000pm17,5:48 pm

  • lllauri said:

    Deanne,So happy for you in your new role! So glad you will enlightened those in your new area but sad to see you leave ours in Student Development.

    PMTue, 10 Oct 2017 17:53:55 +0000Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:53:55 +0000pm17,5:53 pm

  • Linda Freeman said:

    Congrats on your new position Deanne. As always, I am sure you will add so much to the community. I am really happy for you.

    PMTue, 10 Oct 2017 19:46:30 +0000Tue, 10 Oct 2017 19:46:30 +0000pm17,7:46 pm

  • Melissa Shank said:

    Congratulations Deanne! I know you will be a valuable part of the ODHR team.

    AMWed, 11 Oct 2017 09:17:11 +0000Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:17:11 +0000am17,9:17 am

  • Krystal Pherai said:

    YAY!!!! Congratulations, Deanne!! I'm so happy for you! 🙂 <3

    AMWed, 11 Oct 2017 10:24:10 +0000Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:24:10 +0000am17,10:24 am

  • Mona Liza Colon said:

    Congratulations!!! Good luck in your new position.

    PMWed, 11 Oct 2017 12:19:57 +0000Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:19:57 +0000pm17,12:19 pm

  • Abby Nobili said:

    Congratulations Deanne! You are going to do amazing things in your new role- and I can't wait to see the impact college wide 🙂

    AMThu, 12 Oct 2017 10:47:00 +0000Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:47:00 +0000am17,10:47 am

  • Traci Ash-Bjella said:

    Congrats Deanne! So wonderful and exciting to be able to work with you in the ODHR team.

    AMFri, 20 Oct 2017 11:38:55 +0000Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:38:55 +0000am17,11:38 am

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